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Disk Error when Finalizing DVD

I have owned my camcorder for almost three years now and have had very few problems. In the last six months when I have completed the 30 minutes of recording time on the DVD and then tried to finalize the disc on the camcorder, so it is viewable on a TV, I am receiving the following error message "Disc Error has occurred, finalizing is not complete". When I click OK, it will not allow me to view any of the recorded image from the DVD on my camcorder. Whereas before trying to finalze I could look at thumbnails of each section of video I had recorded on the camcorder. It seems this information is now lost and I cannot finalize! It just continues to give me the same error message when I try to repeat the finalization process! I am following the same steps I always have to finalize a disk and I am using the same kind of DVD (Sony/DVD-R/1.4GB). I contacted Panasonic Support and they suggested that I try not to record the full 30 minutes on the DVD. That by taking it to its limit is causing the error! The only problem with that is I have about 15 DVDs that I have used the full 30 minutes and was able to finalize without any problems. Any solutions you could suggest I would appreciate it!

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  • cooperl Nov 01, 2007

    I have a samsung camcorder and when I finalize my DVD-RW disc it processes like it's finalizing but after a minute or so it says disc error. I can still view the thumbnails and watch the videos through the camcorder but I want to be able to view the videos via tv or pc. I am in record mode when attempting to finalize....any suggestions?

  • breatt2 Dec 08, 2008

    I have a Sony videocam with hard drive. I have had no problems for over a year. Now, my DVDs won't finalize with the 'one touch burn.' I put the movie on my hard drive and can view it fine from there but still won't finalize, this time with Nero. I took my camera to my friend's and used his computer. Can view the movie on his computer but cannot fianalize using a windows program.

  • dmckiernanny Apr 17, 2009

    panisonic camcorder vdr d200-while finalizing the disk error came up pushed ok then i was uable to view my movie after that,before finalizing i was able to watch ther move thought he camera,the movie is of my grandsons christening now i cant retrive it, can anyone help. donna ny

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You just need to replace optical pick up of the set. It must be costing abt rs 6500/-

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