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What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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United States Rank #46,717
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VersionDistribution 7.50% 5.00% 2.50% 10.00% 10.00% 2.50% 7.50% 2.50% 5.00% 20.00% 2.50% 12.50% 5.00% 2.50% 2.50% 2.50%

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Sony XDCAM Drive Software

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Sony XDCAM Drive Software is a program developed by Sony. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software installer includes 25 files and is usually about 29.35 MB (30,774,104 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 35% of users of Sony XDCAM Drive Software come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\XDCAM Drive\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{4D4889BE-5DB0-43B0-9C06-70393F480BDD}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 29.35 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sony XDCAM Drive Software

  • SMDKAPIVC8.dll - Sony MXF Development Kit (SMDK Dynamic Link Library)
  • SMDKAPIVC90.dll
  • SMDK-VC90-x86-4_1_0.dll
  • VFAMVolumeHandler.exe - Sony XDCAM Drive (Virtual FAM Volume Handler)
  • XDCAMDrivesService.exe - Service for handling Sony XDCAM Drives
  • sony4vea.dll
  • mcmpeg4vout.dll (by MainConcept AG) - MainConcept® MPEG-4 Video Encoder Engine (MPEG-4 Video Encoder Engine)
  • mcdvd_32.dll (by MainConcept GmbH) - MainConcept DV Codec (+) v. (MainConcept DV+ Codec (b))
  • mcmpgvdec.dll (by MainConcept AG) - MainConcept® MPEG Video Decoder (MPEG Video Decoder)
  • VFAMCOREAPI.dll - Sony XDCAM Drive Software (Sony XDCAM Drive Virtual FAM Core API)
  • VFAMReader.dll - Sony XDCAM Drive Virtual FAM Reader SDK
  • VFAMWriter.dll - Sony XDCAM Drive Virtual FAM Writer SDK
  • XDCAMDriveUtility.exe - Sony XDCAM Drive Utility Software
  • XDCAMDriveUtility_Listener.exe
  • log4cxxVC90.dll (by Apache Software Foundation) - Apache log4cxx

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • XDCAMDrivesService.exe runs as a service named 'Sony XDCAM Drive' (Sony XDCAM Drive) "Service for handling Sony XDCAM Drives".

How do I remove Sony XDCAM Drive Software?

Quickly and completely remove Sony XDCAM Drive Software from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Sony XDCAM Drive Software from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Sony XDCAM Drive Software, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Sony XDCAM Drive Software.

Win 7 (SP1) 78%
Win XP 3%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.50%
Windows 10 12.50%
Windows XP 7.50%
Windows Vista 2.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 52.50%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.50%
Windows 10 Home 5.00%
Windows 10 Pro 2.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.78% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.78%
  Germany 10.87%
  Brazil 6.52%
  Netherlands 6.52%
  Canada 4.35%
  Czech Republic 2.17%
  Iran 2.17%
  Thailand 2.17%
  DK 2.17%
  Kuwait 2.17%
  New Zealand 2.17%
  Taiwan 2.17%
  Argentina 2.17%
  Finland 2.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 39.39%
Acer 18.18%
Dell 12.12%
ASUS 6.06%
Sony 6.06%
Lenovo 6.06%
American Megatrends 3.03%
Intel 3.03%
Common models
HP Z800 Workstation 9.09%
ASUS All Series 6.06%
Supermicro X8DTH-i/6/iF/6... 3.03%
HP Z420 Workstation 3.03%
HP Pavilion g6-1d60ca 3.03%
HP Pavilion dv8 Notebook ... 3.03%

About Sony

Sony is a leading manufacturer of electronics products for the consumer markets and is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group.
Publisher URL: www.sony.com


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