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Disc access after finalizing

After finalizing a dvd-r disc after trip to hawaii, I cannot retrieve images. Screen keeps saying disc access and images appear to be lost. If I use a different disc the camera is still working.

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Re: disc access after finalizing

Get the software IsoBuster. It will analyze the disc and extract the images that are still there.

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Cam keeps saying disc access

I think you need to change the disk. Also, see the attached (check 4) from the manual: it gives several reasons for that message. I ahve included a link to the owner's manual in case you don't have access to it.

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The display says 'red disable' then afetr a sort while goes to the flashing disc full symbols. My problem is that it won't let me finalise so can't save the data and use the disc on other things like my...

Do you get finalize option as grayed/ disabled?
If yes then plug ac power adapter in camera and finalize the disc.
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My hitachi bx45a said found error in image file. rapair data now if i say no it lets me do nothing and if i say yes it says use ac adapter/charger turn power off. i don't even think i have one of those...

Yesterday I filmed with Hitachi camcorder is DZ-GX5020A in back yard, I am actor and press the record is half hours. Camcorder causes "Repair Data" x Found error in image file. Repair data now?" I press the "Yes" is for 6 second is pop screen said " ! Use AC Adapter/Charger. Turn off power". I unplugged the recharge battery and use Ac Adapter with plug in the camcorder is turn on(I click turn on behind of camcorder on film logo) on "DISC ACCESS" then pop screen said "Repair Data" x Found error in image file. Repair data now?" I re-click on "Yes"(like before use battery pack recently) is 19 second on "Repairing" on pop screen repeat again on it's said "X Error occurred. Please Replace disc." I press square make stop. Then check said "DISC ACCESS" Then I press record because it's said "CHECK DISC" doesn't working. I believe the Hitachi camcorder cause damage on disc is erase, malfunction problem cause damage or security something. When I filmed my niece Anna Maria's B-day, Disneyland, etc. are last week agothen I am actor are filmed inside of the mini disc is very important, I tried on Finalize doesn't working cause said "Finalize Disc...! Write protected. Check disc" cause block by Repair Data's security on disc. I disabled security of Repair Data. Unknown. I am very very very angry, depression, disappointment. I am just angry at Hitechtronic, Inc. should responsible, tester, design who make camcorder should be better quality. Can you repair my mini Disc "Memorex "should disabled security of Repair Data? Something please help me for switch your camcorder is different brand out my mini disc on finalize and back to me?. Can you ask tech should fix my mini disc on finalize uses on the other camcorder (borrow is temporary) make finalize? Then back my mini disc (very important) on tech had other Hitachi camcorder is DZ-GX5020A should finalize is very simple. I am very confuse or what.??

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How to transfer video from camcorder to pc bcoz i have image mixer installed it is not happening dcrdvd201 it says usb driver does not support this version window vista home premium what do i do

There is no need to hook camcorder with computer through USB, all is required to Finalize recorded DVD in camcorder and put that disc in computer to copy files for further editing etc.
Finalized disc in camcorder will be recognized in any other dvd player or dvd-rom.
Finalize disc option is available in camcorder menu.

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Discs will not play back on dvd

What DVD's are you using +R/RW -R/RW some formats may not work especially on non-branded media some DVD players wont even play CD-R but will play some CD-RW of the correct brand.

I suggest that you try your finalized DVD in your PC then create an image using ImageBurn then burn the image onto a branded media and try again. Most firmware on DVD burners are very forgiving and will support a wider range of manufacturers and formats.

Hope this helps, you might want to look on your DVD players website for updated firmware you will need a blank CD and create a update disc using your computer.

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I noticed that too with my "VR" (and NOT "Video") formatted disks. I don't think you can finalize the VR ones. Instead you have to use the Sony Import tool to grab the videos. If you are like me you probably remember using the import tool with Video formatted disks BEFORE finalizing them and it takes forever to copy them. They must be finalized to view on other devices, copy using the import tool quicker, etc., but VR formatted disks seem optimized for importing (and can be edited on the camcorder directly.

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I accidently reformated a DVD-RW, can i get the information back?

It may still able to retrieve, depending on how many times it has been recorded over. There are some good disc recovery software utilities out there now that you can load on your computer an then get the image back from the disc. It's not a guarantee that you can get it all or even some of it. Regular formatting does remove the data but the image on the disc is harder to remove, that's why the bad guys usually get their computers and discs confiscated because no matter how many times they erase their hard drives or Rewrite over the discs they can get the original image back (evidence) now you and I and the rest of the public only have access to less powerful recovery software. try this site: there are others like it so search for ; DVD recovery software.

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Have you finalized the disk? I would suggest that you put it back in the camera and finalize.

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Sony DCR-DVD 108 disc won't play or record

Movies shot DV Camcorder forms mpg files when down loaded in computor and can not be converted to a CD. Problmes comes in conversion of mpg files to AVI, WMV, AVSEQ or MPEG2 etc.

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Put it back in the Camera and see if it tells you the disc is finalized when it tries to format the disc. If it does then you know for sure it is finalized..

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