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Finalizing DVD-RW A friend used a Sony Handycam mini DVD camcorder to videotape our trip to Europe, but it the DVD will not play. My computer and DVD player do not recognize it. Someone told me that it might not have been finalized. If this is true, how can I finalize the DVD without the camcorder?

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Re: Finalizing DVD-RW

No you can't finalize the dvd without the need the competable camera to finalize it

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This Sony camcorder uses mini-DVDs to record and there are certain restrictions when DVD is used, it is not like videotape. For a DVD-R disc, you cannot delete video once it is recorded because this type of disc is a record once only. Depending on which other disc type you use and how it was initialized, you MAY be able to delete video. For a DVD+RW disc, or a DVD-RW disc initialized in VIDEO mode, you can delete the last scene IF you have not removed the disc and not recorded any new video. For a DVD-RW disc initialized in VR mode, you can delete anytime. And here is how:
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There are three ways of transferring the videos from the Camcorder to the Computer. One is by using the Picture Motion Browser Software, other by using the A/V, USB cable after finalizing the disc in the Camcorder and finally using the DVD-ROM Drive in the Computer after finalizing the disc. If you're trying to transfer using the 2nd and 3rd option, the the disc in the Camcorder should be finalized.

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