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What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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Global Rank #41,785
United States Rank #47,070
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VersionDistribution 3.03% 9.09% 9.09% 3.03% 9.09% 3.03% 6.06% 24.24% 3.03% 15.15% 6.06% 3.03% 3.03% 3.03%

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Sony XDCAM Drive Software


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 XP. While about 38% of users of Sony XDCAM Drive Software come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Netherlands.

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
  • xerces-c_2_8-VC90.dll (by Apache Software Foundation) - Xerces-C Version 2.8.0 (Shared Library for Xerces-C Version 2.8.0)
  • 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 "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (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) 82%
Win Vista (SP2) 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 81.82%
Windows XP 9.09%
Windows 8 6.06%
Windows Vista 3.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 56.25%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.75%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.38%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.25%
Windows 8.1 3.13%
Windows Vista Business 3.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.10%
  Germany 11.90%
  Netherlands 7.14%
  Brazil 4.76%
  Canada 4.76%
  Taiwan 2.38%
  Kuwait 2.38%
  Korea 2.38%
  Argentina 2.38%
  Slovenia 2.38%
  Belgium 2.38%
  Israel 2.38%
  Finland 2.38%
  India 2.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 40.74%
Dell 14.81%
Acer 14.81%
Sony 7.41%
Lenovo 3.70%
American Megatrends 3.70%
ASUS 3.70%
Intel 3.70%
Common models
HP Z800 Workstation 7.41%
Supermicro X8DTH-i/6/iF/6... 3.70%
HP Pavilion g6-1d60ca 3.70%
HP Pavilion dv8 Notebook ... 3.70%
Dell Vostro 1700 3.70%
ASUS All Series 3.70%

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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