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Disc Read Error Sony DVD Handycam

Hello. I have been filming using a Sony Dcr-DvD105 DVD video camera, using three of the above DVD RW discs(double sided), all fresh from the wrapper. All discs were great but one side of one disc failed to copy onto my hard drive using my usual editing suit(Ulead studio 10).Unfortunatly as is always the case it was the footage I needed the most. I attempted to transfer using other software,Nero,DVD Shrink, Ulead DVD movie factory, Windows movie maker and Womble DVD wizard.All of the above reported an error at about the 70% mark.The disc was unmarked and played back in the camera perfectly. I did try to explore the disc and copy and paste to the hard drive but again the transfer stalled at about 70% and eventually failed. Windows media player will sometimes open the disc and replay the first half, again it eventually fails and the player stops responding. I did suspect the cd rom so I used the disc in three different desk top computers and the results were the same if not worse. I have browsed the net with not much luck, and e-mailed JVC And Sony support(who will no doubt remind me they are not liable for lost data and point me back to the FAQ?s). As the disc plays in the camera with no problem, I am hoping someone my have a clever work around or some magic recovery software. No hope is some hope?

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  • Chris watson Mar 06, 2007

    Thanks for your ideas!
    I have Three options on the camera finalize, Un finalize and Format. As you say unless the disc is finalized it will appear blank in the Disc drive .I have finalized and un finalized in the camera several times. This makes no difference to the disc when in the pc. The only other option on the camera is to format. For this particular disc I think ill format it with a very large hammer.
    I have since managed to recover the end of the disc. I copied the VOB file and pasted it into Womble which opened it in the edit suit from about the Three quarter mark up,however if i try to import the media by the usual method womble locks at the usuall 75%.
    I will look at the firmware now which is a good idea, I am not convinced it will be the cure as the disc fails in other pc?s,but it will be good to rule it out.If the media player will play the first three quaters perhaps i can capture it some how?
    Thanks again

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2008

    my disc is being played in the handy cam but the problem is it is not being opened in my pc please help me

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2008

    how to copy my dvd data to my pc

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2008

    All Sony products are really useless.

    Especially with their services as well the stupid repairs.

    This is a pity case and I suggest please think twice before buying a product from sony. I really have a lot of confidence and good opinion about Sony when I was in India. I bought three things from sony since last two years. one is digital camera., a handy cam and usb stick. But all of them are not working any more. this is not because of my use. some or the other technical problem, after the first day of my purchase. Soooooooo, please dont go for branddddddddddd. The bloody branddddddd it is

  • patangtz05 Dec 29, 2008

    Hi dear all

    I have Sony DVD handycam i have two disc unfinaliz but does not show any thing the disc have data how can i recover the data as DVD

  • paulmazhu Dec 31, 2008

    I got an error message when I finalised the disc. The disc then do not get detected in PC. I works perfectly in handycam!!



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I am just throwing these out there as food for thought. Make sure you ended the recording on that other side. If a DVD is left open(meaning more could be written to it) other dvd players have a hard time reading the info. Put in one of the 2 sided disc's that worked. how does the camera recognize the disc? Then insert the troubled disc and see if the disc info is being read the same. i.e. disk size, manufactuer, open/closed? Check for a firmware upgrade for your DVD burner/player(s). Let me know how things work out. Tim

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Have you tried a program called Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier? It's a free download and fixed my DVD errors (again Sony camcorder recorded). I, too, would get an error, and was unable to copy or transfer files. This program fixes the errors, and I have been able to successfully copy all my DVDs! Hope this helps!

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Sony Mini DVD dcr Camcoder cannot open by windows without hardware, it mean you must convert video data direct from camcorder using cable, you cannot copy or convert mini dvd to PC, so don't buy this Sony product (espesially camcorder using Mini DVD). Capek dehhhh. 

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Does your camera have other outputs, i.e., composite-video and L/R audio ?

If the disk "plays" inside your video-camera, then use a "video-capture" USB device, to "play" the movie into the USB device, and "record" from the USB device into your computer.

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