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Trying to initalize cd

When trying to initalize a cd rw initialize is ghosted out so you cant do it.

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Re: trying to initalize cd

It's not your discs. BELIEVE ME!
We had the same problem, and had to exchange the camera.
New camera had the same problem.
We personally think there is a defect in this brand.
Too many people are having the same problem.
I called Canon and they blame JVC and Memorex which was recommended.
Called the disc manufacture and they blame Canon.
Canon did tell me not to fill up the disc and then try to finalize it.
Try a test disc and only film about 10mins of it and see if you can finalize it.
Make sure you are plugged into an outlet when trying to finalize.
We just hooked up our camera to a DVD recorder and transfered all images to a standard size disc.
Either they are not telling you the proper way to finalize in the manuel or this camera has a major defect.
At least we know we haven't lost any images by copying onto a full size disc.

Posted on Dec 18, 2007

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The Canon DC210 will only take 'minus' format DVDs (DVD-R, DVD-R DL and DVD-RW). Only the DVD-RW must be formatted (initialised) before use. During initialisation you'' be asked whether you want to initialise the disc in VIDO mode or in VR mode.

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