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Sony DCR DVD108 not finalizing disc, lost data

"This function is not available at this time" Finalizing not happening on DCR DVD 108... When i try to finalize the disc on which i have an important video, it displays an error saying "This function is not available at this time". Any ideas how to retrieve data from my disc?

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I noticed that too with my "VR" (and NOT "Video") formatted disks. I don't think you can finalize the VR ones. Instead you have to use the Sony Import tool to grab the videos. If you are like me you probably remember using the import tool with Video formatted disks BEFORE finalizing them and it takes forever to copy them. They must be finalized to view on other devices, copy using the import tool quicker, etc., but VR formatted disks seem optimized for importing (and can be edited on the camcorder directly.

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I'm also facing the same problem. I’ll write down what I’ve done in steps below:
1. Inserted a new Sony DVD-RW disc in camcorder (DCR-DVD-108)
2. Formatted it as VR mode
3. Recorded videos on the disc
4. Finalized the disc so as to play it on my DVD player. It played smoothly. There weren’t any problems
5. As there was some space on the same DVD, I’ve inserted the disc in the camcorder and again recorded some videos. (As the disc was in VR mode, it straight away started recording)
6. Then when I tried to Finalize the disc, it was saying “This function is not available at this time
7. I removed the disc from the camcorder and placed it in the DVD player. This time it displayed a message “This card is empty

Can anybody help me?

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Put youy dvd into DVD RECORDER. it's much easier and longer time then finalize it on it. good luck

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First finalize the recording in the Camcorder and then try playing the DVD in any DVD player.

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Refer the User Guide page # 44 of 139 for the instruction to finalize the recording in the Camcorder.

Check the link give below to download the User Guide (Operating instruction):

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/model-documents.pl?mdl=DCRDVD108

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