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Can the dc210 finalize dvd-R

I seem to have a problem my camcorder will not allow me finilize my recordings, and i didn't initilize it either because the people i bought it from were idiots and i used dvd-r tapes can that be a problem to please comment back to me
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  • di1959 Nov 03, 2007

    I just recently purchased a Canon DC210 I can't finalized the DVD, when I go to Menu and Disc Operation...I can't find Finalize. Please HELP, what am I doing wrong? I used DVD-R mini

  • neon12 Nov 11, 2007

    I recorded an event on DVD RW cd with DC210 Camcoreder without initializing it. Now I am unable to finalize it. May be because I have not

    initialized it.

    The first question I have is, how can it allows to record without initializing

    the CD. If it allows, there should be a way to finalize the CD.

    This camorder really sucks!!!!


  • Anonymous Jul 16, 2008

    where is the finalize function...not where it should be listed according to the manual. any advice?

  • Anonymous Oct 14, 2008

    plz tell me where is the finalize menu....?

  • jenm56 Dec 20, 2008

    This didn't work for me either - I see the word Finalize however I can't select it - any other thoughts???

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2008

    no function nada

  • hypomycelia Dec 26, 2008

    I did initialize my disc and now I am trying to finalize it and the finalize option does not come up on the menu screen. I have finalized in the past without problem - why can't I do it now? Help!


  • silly_gang Dec 29, 2008

    same thing where the instructions say the button is on the menu, i looked on my camera and its not there



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Thanks making sure I was in play mode with the adapter plugged in worked. The trick was remembering what play mode was--that's where you can see the scenes on the playback screen, not the screen you see when you are looking to record something.

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Alright!!! That is the trick!...make sure your pictures taken are shown in the view area..then press function..go to menu and then you will see finalze..also you MUST be conneacted to a power source! good luck!

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Didn't work for me. Any other suggestions?

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Thanks for the solution.
It worked....great...


Posted on Nov 11, 2007

Great worked well. No where in the instructions did it say this. Thanks a million

Posted on Nov 05, 2007

This solution worked well with me ( I have a canon 220)
thanks so much

Posted on Oct 31, 2007

THANK YOU SOOOOOOO MUCH!!! I have spent HOURS searching for where finalize was! You are MY HERO!

Posted on Jul 17, 2008

Thanks a lot. It worked me too very well.

Its great help.


Posted on Nov 08, 2007

To finalize the disk you need 2 things: First make sure you are in the play mode and second plug in your power supply.

Posted on Oct 25, 2007

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