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Canon DC 100

When first turning the dvd recorder on it comes on fine and says theres no disc

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You should check the kind of disc you have a Sony DVD+RW or DVD+R can't be used on DC 100 Canon Camcorders. Only those with DVD-RW and DVD-R can be use.

Posted on Jan 18, 2009


This soulution sucked Obvisouly theres suposed to be a disc in stupid.
Its not reading the disc

Posted on Mar 31, 2008

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Is there a disc in it if not its supposed to say that.

Posted on Dec 01, 2007

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I see here that . . .

"The DC100 takes 3-inch Mini DVD-R/RW discs, and like most of its competitors, can fit about 20 minutes of best-quality video on one. If you choose to initialize a disc for playing in a standalone player, the camcorder writes standard VOB files; if you initialize for future editability, it records in the VRO format. Windows Media Player can play the latter if you rename the file with an MPG extension, however the aspect-ratio information gets lost--that info is encoded into a separate file--so 16:9 video will get squashed into 4:3. "

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Your videos are recorded in the common DVD format called MP2.
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Jun 14, 2009 | Canon DC100 DVD Camcorder

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


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.

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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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Monitor for recording

attached the jack wire from the camcorder video output and the red and yellow wire goes to the tv video the AV from your tv.good luck.

Sep 28, 2008 | Canon DC100 DVD Camcorder

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Hi. I bought a Canon HF100 camcorder. I tried to burn a DVD using a Sony VDR-MC5 via the USB connection. Unfortunately it did not recognise the Canon! If I bought the Canon DM-100 burner I believe it can...

I discovered that the USB connection only works with the Canon DM-100.

I was able to connect the composite cables (red, white, yellow) from the AV out connection of the Canon HF 100. This works fine. It now records on DVD - R; DVD +R:
DVD - RW and DVD + RW.

Hope this helps anyone else with this problem.



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