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Forgot to Initialze before recording - can it be saved?

I forgot to initialize my dvd before recording on it. Is there any software anywhere that will allow my recording to be saved? In it's current state, I can't finalize or access anything I recorded!

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Re: Forgot to Initialze before recording - can it be...

Play it back on your tv while recording it to a VCR or other capturing device. Initializing it will erase you video memories. dk

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Sir I have digital video camera recorder DCR-TRV265E pal. How can i Download my saved video on my labtop my window is vista . i need a softwear or driver

This model seem to have Firewire Port built in.

Then the solution is simple-use Firewire cable to capture video into your laptop.This is the standard hardware set recognized by any OS and most Video Editing software.Simply plug in your cam to your computer via the cable.Your laptop should immediately "see" your cam.The rest is then easy.

Oops...forgot to ask the make&model of your laptop.If it does not have that firewire port built-in.Then you've got quite a trouble...

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My Sony DCR-DVD 106 keeps coming up with the message video disengaged do I correct it??

Millions of people have problems with DVD cameras, it is simply telling you your dish forgot to record your movies, now you know why all pros stick to 8mm tapes still.

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Need to convert video to avi format

when recording on DVD, there's certain rules that you should always rememver:
before recording on the DVD, you need to initialize it (Menu>disk-options> initialize)
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I have got the disk to unfinalize but I can't delete anything. I want to start over with DVD-RW but I can't.

Unless you recorded in VR mode, then you will not be able to delete single video clips. The only option left for you is to "initialize" NOT "unfinalize" the disk, (warning: this will erase your ENTIRE disk). Once you initialize, you will have an empty disk to re-record on. VR mode allows more editing and delete options but DVDs recorded in this mode are not compatible on all dvd players.

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Try the Canon DVD-RW I have had no problems. Any other discs will NOT work, Sony, Memorex, Fugi etc

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install the driver cd camed with your camcorder to your pc. connect usb from camcorder to the pc. it should be recognizable by your desktop. find any movie maker or use ulead movie maker to upload your videos from your camcorder to your pc. save it in any type of videos do you like so that its playable. burn it with nero if you want to watch in your dvd player. hope that helps you!

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Disc will not play... camcorder wants to format the disc and says it is empty.

There is a software program that always saves me when I get careless and fill the disk to full. It''s called CD Roller. It''s called CD Roller.

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It must be plugged into wall power to finalize. You cannot finalize on battery power.

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How can I transfer data from DVD to comp

Hello!! (at first, sorry for my english, i speak spanish) Well dear friend, maybe you forgot to do an important step. When you finish your video recording, you have to search in the MENU for "FINALIZE" and click it in your cam's LCD. It's the step for burn your dvd so then you'll be able to see it in your PC and any dvd player. So remember: Menu-Finalize- (it will ask "are you sure")you say YES- then wait for it to burn without moving your cam! and that's it. If that's not your problem try to buy and cable for that cam to transfer the video directly from your cam to the computer. Good Luck!

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