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Format issue - can't see files on the DVD in the computer DVD or when camera is attached to compute via USB port

I recorded videos and can review them on the camera. When I connect the camera to the computer via a USB port the Imagemix software tells me there is an incorrect format and it doesn't appear to see any files on the DVD. I also tried putting the minidvd in my computer's DVD player and there appears to be nothing on the DVD (yet as I said before I can see movies on the dvd when viewing them on the camera via the viewfinder). Thoughts?

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SOURCE: Hitachi dz mv230a DVD CAM - can't copy video to computer (WXP Pro)

Hi Boss,
here is your complete solution for your dvd cam
You will need pc drivers in order to use dvd cam
Download from the link below

Use the link below to download the manual or guide which help you in transfering data from dvd to pc

Guide for transfering data to pc

Utilizing a USB computer connection and Hitachi's optional PC Editing Kit Software (DZ-WINPC3W), the DVD camcorders become external DVD home movie drives. Video can be transferred from the DVD camcorder to the PC for editing. After editing, the video can be transferred back to the DVD camcorder and recorded. This is where the strength of Hitachi's multi-format DVD camcorders gives consumers an unprecedented capability: 1. Record video utilizing the rewrite-able DVD-RAM format
2. Transfer the footage to the PC
3. Edit the footage on the PC
4. Transfer the footage back to the DVD camcorder and record it onto DVD-R for compatibility with most DVD players
Or if available, the video can be transferred by placing the disc into a PC's 4.7G byte DVD-RAM or DVD-ROM3 drive.

Editing steps to note:

Getting your Hitachi DVD ram vro to video cd or dvd! *note just changing the vro file to mpg does not work, what happens is you only see the 1st segment of your recordings. I went through insane amounts of hell figuring all of this out. The below method to my knowledge is the only way to do it without going insane!

Only Two Programs Needed:

Basic steps are here, let me know if you need more detail:

-Copy your .vro file to your hard drive
-open dvd2avi
-load the vro file directly into dvd2avi
-do a save project (that will create 2 small files)
-close dvd2avi, you're done with it now
-now open tmpgenc
-load the video portion of your dvd2avi project (the d2v file)
-load your audio portion of your dvd2avi project (the other one)
-you're set! just output the file to svcd or whatever you like!
-need to edit the file? use tmpgenc mpeg tools and segment the clips you want, then merge them back together as 1 mpeg, it works great and no need for re-encoding!

if you still need more help regarding software for editing,here is the link
Thanks and Regard
Technical Associate

link to know more about your cam

Posted on May 18, 2008

SOURCE: Neither Vista or XP will recognize the miniDVD's from my camcorder.

You have to finalize the disc in the camera before you can see it on your PC.

Posted on Jun 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Hitachi dz-mv730a

go to disc navigation on ur camcorder then hit the menu button and scroll down til u get to the finalize cd option. make sure you have a full battery cuz if it gets interupted it might corrupt the dvd

Posted on Feb 08, 2010

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SOURCE: i have a hitachi dvd cam multi format + and the

just need manual for hitaci multi formatdvd/ram/dvd-rw/dvd-r so i can have a cop thanks eric

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