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I have been trying to backup my videos with the Canon DW-100 and have followed the instructions in the manual. When I insert a new Memorex DVD-R disc, I get the message "Operation Cancelled" and I can

I am using the Canon Vixia HG21 camera. I am trying to record a playlist from the camera while in the playback mode, as specified in the manual.

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The DW-100 burns files in the same format as they were originally recorded by your camcorder. The Canon Vixia HG-21 records in AVCHD--a high-definition format--which is completely different from standard-definition DVD and which is not compatible with regular DVD players (even though the disc itself is a standard DVD-R). As it states in the manual for the camcorder, "High-definition (AVCHD) discs created using the optional DW-100 DVD Burner can be played back only with AVCHD-compatible DVD players."

The DW-100 is really more for archiving your files in their native format than for creating standard DVDs that can be played on regular DVD players. Regular (standard-definition) DVD players can't play AVCHD, although many Blu-Ray players can. Unless you use a Blu-Ray player that supports AVCHD playback, there are two solutions to your problem:

1. If you want to keep your recordings high-def, you can view them by playing them back with the DW-100, which must be connected to your camcorder via the USB cable, then from your camcorder to your TV via an HDMI cable.

2. If you want to have standard DVDs that you can play on any DVD player, either import the files to your computer and convert them to standard-definition using video-editing software, then burn them to DVD with your computer's DVD burner, or connect the analog output (component=better, composite=good) to a stand-alone DVD recorder (i.e. not the DW-100).

I've used the route of Vixia HF-10 camcorder > composite output > Panasonic DMR-ES25S DVD recorder (about $65 used on eBay) with pretty good results when I've wanted to give videos to relatives who don't have Blu-Ray players. You just have to make sure to set the camcorder 's analog (composite) output to 480i so that it formats the picture in the right aspect ratio, or else the 16:9 image will be squeezed to 4:3 instead of letterboxed.

Hope this helps. Good luck.

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You can not have any MXP Files in your play list or in memory. The DW-100 Can not burn these files. Once you delete/remove the MXP Scenes from the the Camera the Burner will work fine.

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This could be happening for a number of reasons, and one of them could be a slightly compromised laser lens. It could need to be cleaned, or, if it's been through heavy usage, it might need a slight adjustment. Otherwise, there could be some software/hardware random conflicts, which you pretty much have to live with.
There are a number of issues that can occur with dvd recorders, and media is a critical issues, and all dvd/w or r/w media is not compatible with all players. If you've changed the brand of you media, that might be an issue.
Good luck, and hope this helps.

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The format may not be compatible. You might need to convert the HD video to MPEG before transferring.

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Cannot read disc


Hello,

There are a couple of things you can try here. First, try a different disc. If it reads another disc then it's likely the disc you are using. It could be scratched, it could be cracked, or the disc software could be failing to load. You may need to load it manually from Start > My Computer.
If it's not reading anything, try reinstalling the drivers from the Canon website. Failing that, it's likely a hardware problem. You can try cleaning the lens inside of the device or send it into Canon for repairs.

Jan 22, 2011 | Canon DW 100 DVD-RW Burner

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Canon DVD burner DW-100 and HG10 burn issue


You can not have any MXP Files in your play list or in memory. The DW-100 Can not burn these files. Once you delete/remove the MXP Scenes from the the Camera the Burner will work fine.

Dec 13, 2009 | Canon DW 100 DVD-RW Burner

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How to connect the dam thing to a computer and what driver do i need for the canon dw-100 burner to work on the f computer


You must have got a cable to connect it and use any Writing software like nero to burn discs

Oct 24, 2009 | Canon DW 100 DVD-RW Burner

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Did not burn dvd


The DW-100 burns files in the same format as they were originally recorded by your camcorder. The Canon Vixia HG-21 records in AVCHD--a high-definition format--which is completely different from standard-definition DVD and which is not compatible with regular DVD players (even though the disc itself is a standard DVD-R). As it states in the manual for the camcorder, "High-definition (AVCHD) discs created using the optional DW-100 DVD Burner can be played back only with AVCHD-compatible DVD players."

The DW-100 is really more for archiving your files in their native format than for creating standard DVDs that can be played on regular DVD players. Regular (standard-definition) DVD players can't play AVCHD, although many Blu-Ray players can. Unless you use a Blu-Ray player that supports AVCHD playback, there are two solutions to your problem:

1. If you want to keep your recordings high-def, you can view them by playing them back with the DW-100, which must be connected to your camcorder via the USB cable, then from your camcorder to your TV via an HDMI cable.

2. If you want to have standard DVDs that you can play on any DVD player, either import the files to your computer and convert them to standard-definition using video-editing software, then burn them to DVD with your computer's DVD burner, or connect the analog output (component=better, composite=good) to a stand-alone DVD recorder (i.e. not the DW-100).

I've used the route of Vixia HF-10 camcorder > composite output > Panasonic DMR-ES25S DVD recorder (about $65 used on eBay) with pretty good results when I've wanted to give videos to relatives who don't have Blu-Ray players. You just have to make sure to set the camcorder 's analog (composite) output to 480i so that it formats the picture in the right aspect ratio, or else the 16:9 image will be squeezed to 4:3 instead of letterboxed.

Hope this helps. Good luck.

Mar 19, 2009 | Canon DW 100 DVD-RW Burner

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Will the DW-100 DVD burner work with the HG-20 camcorder


Yes.

I recently purchased the DW-100 for my HG-20. Works like a charm.

Some quick gotchas though...
People complain that Canon was not 100% clear about it's use. You can only burn standard definition (i.e. "non" hi def) DVDs if that's how the camera recorded it... I never looked to see if my HG-20 is capable of the old stuff, but basically the camera is sending data to the burner and there's no real conversion going on. Some Canon models record in Standard Def others do not.

Personally, I use the burner to backup videos onto standard DVD-R (or DVD-R DL) discs. The discs are burned in a Blu-ray compatible format. (but you get 4.7 or 8GB onto a disc vs the 30GB you'd get on a Blu-ray disc - but don't complain b/c the Blu-ray discs cost a fortune.)

If you don't own a Blu-Ray player you can connect the USB b/w the "camera & burner", and then the HDMI b/w the "camera & TV" and send the video from the burner, thru the camera, and watch on a Hi Def TV. (Complex but it does work and the picture quality is great).

Hop this helps.



Jan 31, 2009 | Canon DW 100 DVD-RW Burner

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I recorded my movies on the dw 100 but now i can't grt them to play on my dvd player


The DW-100 records discs based on the format they were originally recorded.

If your camera is recording HiDef videos than the discs this unit creates will be viewable on a Blu-ray disc player.

If your camera is recording in Standard Definition (ie. NOT HD) then I believe that the discs will work in regular or upconverting DVD players.

My Canon camcorder does not record in Standard Def so can't quite vouch for that last comment though.


Jan 06, 2009 | Canon DW 100 DVD-RW Burner

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Canon DW-100


Thanks, I think it works that way. gl

Dec 08, 2008 | Canon DW 100 DVD-RW Burner

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