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No sound on dvd recording

I am recording from a camcorder to a dvd recorder/video cassette. I have a picture but no sound. Have set the dvd recorder to proper audio record mode, but still have no sound. I am not using a dv cable as recommended, but am using an s-video cable. Is that my problem? Thank you

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Re: no sound on dvd recording

S-video cable does not carry sound, you need to use audio cables as well (there should be an audio port near the S-video port on your camcorder)

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Cannon DVD Burner DW100

I had this problem also when trying to connect to my HF200. I found a solution. The DVD recorder does not like MXP recordings, in fact it hates them. You will have to make sure no MXP recordings are present on your SD card/Hard drive. Then any recordings you make with the intension of recording to DVD need to be made in FXP mode or below. But remember if you have a selection of recordings on your SD/HD and just one is in MXP mode, you will get the error 'Operation cancelled'. Just as a sidenote, I phoned canon support about this problem, they were useless, promised me a callback that I never got!

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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.

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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.

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there is a firmware fix on the sony website
VRDMC5 System Software Upgrade Important Notes: New Features:
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2) Allows VRD-MC5 to record video incrementally from multiple recording media in a Sony's Handycam Camcorder with Hybrid recording capability.

1) Fixes recording problem with no audio using a Digital8 Handycam Camcorder recorded through IEEE-1394 or i.LINK connection.
2) Corrects signal detections with a MiniDV Handycam Camcorder as copy-protected.

Version: 30R2 File Type: zip File Size: 4.11 mb Date: 01/06/2008 Download & Installation Instructions: Please download the attached VRDMC5 System software update file (SNDF8U30.DA2) and unzip it in a folder of your choice on the computer. Also print and read the attached instructions prior to executing the System Software Update.
Attachment Size VRDMC5 System Software 4.11 MB VRDMC5 System Software Update Instructions.pdf

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in order for you dvd play to recognize them they have to be coded right and to make photos coded write you need to use a program that makes them into a movie and easy one to use is windows movie maker. and then you can code it to a dvd from another program just look for an dvd burner program and it will most likely code it for you after asking a couple of nessesary questions. hope this helps

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System Software Upgrade
Version: 30R2
Release Date: 01/06/08

New Features:
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  • Allows VRD-MC5 to record video directly from a MemoryStick memory card recorded using a Sony's MemoryStick Handycam camcorder.
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