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Canon Handycam recorded DVD cannot be played back !

A 80 mm DVD-RW was recorded in a Canon Handycam.It can be played back on the Handycam only.When loaded in a DVD player or a Computer DVD drive it is showing empty / no disc !

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Heres what u should do. Attach its charger and switch the power on. Then start the cam and press the function button and go to finalize in the menu. it will take a few minutes and its done. Play it anywhere now... Cheers...

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Finalize the disc. Use the feature button to access the menu. Camcorder must be on external power supply to finalize the disc.

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I have same problem as posted by josephtapos on october o7 2oo8. cant play back my recorded video on my laptop. I check the manual but there is no instruction on how to finalized my video. i hope you could help me find a way to solve my problem as soon as possible.

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What is the difference between a DVD+RW and a DVD-RW.


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It is the re-recordable version of the DVD+R and everything that was said about the DVD+R is valid for the DVD+RW. Only the newest DVD players play movies recorded in disks using this format. There are recorders on the market that can record both DVD-RW disks and DVD+RW ones. These recorders are called DVD?±RW. Similarly to the DVD-RW, the disk needs to be finished to be played in commercial DVD players, and to record new data in the disk after having finished it requires reformatting it, which makes all the data in it to be erased. DVD+RW recorders are usually capable of reading DVD-RW disks (but not of recording them) and vice-versa.


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How do you delete videos from your sony handycam DCR-DVD405


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First some explanations:

The Canon DC210 will only take 'minus' format DVDs (DVD-R, DVD-R DL and DVD-RW). Only the DVD-RW must be formatted (initialised) before use. During initialisation you'' be asked whether you want to initialise the disc in VIDO mode or in VR mode.

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VR mode: You can easily edit the recordings on the camcorder. However, discs recorded in VR mode can only be played back with DVD players that are compatible with DVD-RW discs in VR mode.

My preference is Video mode - I can then play the disc on a DVD player and edit it on a PC.

Now, to initialise a DVD-RW

1. Press the 'FUNC.' key
2. Use the joystick to select 'MENU' - it's in the bottom left corner of the screen
3. Use the joystick to select 'DISC OPERATIONS'
4. Use the joystick to select 'DISC INITIALIZE'
5. Use the joystick to select either 'VIDEO' or 'VR' mode
6. Use the joystick to select 'YES' to confirm your choice
7. Use the joystick to select 'YES' to start initialising the disc

Close the menu only after the screen display returns to the 'DISC OPERATIONS' menu.

Don't forget to rate this solution once you've tried it !

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VRDMC5 System Software Upgrade Important Notes: New Features:
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Improvements:
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Version: 30R2 File Type: zip File Size: 4.11 mb Date: 01/06/2008 Download & Installation Instructions: Please download the attached VRDMC5 System software update file (SNDF8U30.DA2) and unzip it in a folder of your choice on the computer. Also print and read the attached instructions prior to executing the System Software Update.
Attachment Size VRDMC5 System Software Updater.zip 4.11 MB VRDMC5 System Software Update Instructions.pdf

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