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Finalize Error I was recording a live event using the Sony DvDirect from a DV cam using no tape through a firewire cable. Before it was able to finalize i pulled the firewire cable from the DV cam. This apparently causes a problem with the burner and it gave me a finalize error. So the disk did not get finalized and wont play, let alone be recognized by a windows machine. You can see that event was burned to the disk by looking at the disk but it won't be read by windows machine or nor does the Sony burner finalize it. Now This was a live event that cannot be reproduced. Can I Still save this Disk?!!!! What hardware or software?

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You can not retrive unfinalised disk because no path was put into place to read the information that was burnt. Data yeap was burnt but way of reading it was put into place.

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Some of the tapes that we get can be problematic so, if you want to record professionally like the TV studios do. Here is what you must do so that you do not lose the information on your tapes. Some of the bad news is that you can not recover anything from your DV tapes if nothing was recorded on them. However the way forward from now on is to record black on your tapes before shooting on them. Here is what you do. Buy a new tape or if you want to use a used tape you do the same. You insert your tape in the camcorder, with your lens cap on that means you do not take your lens cap off and then start recording. What you will be doing is laying black on your tape so that it becomes ready for recording. It means that your tape will now be recorded with black. you can then rewind and start recording with your cap off the true recording. The tapes will not then be problematic. Please let me know if this has solved your problem.

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Welcome to FixYa!

Copying from TAPE to PC requires 4 things. The video cam where the TAPE will be played, a FIREWIRE compatible cable, a FIREWIRE card installed on your computer and a SOFTWARE that supports a firewire device that would record the video.

Unlike Digital Videos that you can just copy and paste the video file from the video cam to the computer, the tape to pc transfer is more of recording the video in from the video cam by playing it in real time while the computer is recording it.

This is a sample of a FIREWIRE card that is installed inside a computer.
An external USB version of this is also available.

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This is a sample of a FIREWIRE cable.

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Windows MOVIE MAKER is an example of a software that can be used to record the videos. It supports FIREWIRE devices.

Here's a sample video.



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How do I copy a video from tape to SD card on my Canon MVX25i? As you cannot directly download to PC from the tape I tried recording the video to a DVD on my DVD recorder - although that worked the PC nor...


Hello,

as far as I know, you can only save photos on the SD card.
You can capture the video from the tape to your PC via Firewire interface, connect the Firewire cable to the DV connector on your camera and your computer's firewire port and capture it with a program called WinDV.
About the DVD recorder, often it it the case with them that you have to 'finalize' the DVD before it can be read on a PC/Mac

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No DV output from Canon GL2. Using a firewire cable from DV port on camera to firewire port on Mac Pro tower. Attempting to import the camera live to Final Cut Pro. Previously worked just fine.


Was the tape your trying to import recorded on the camera you are trying to import from? I've noticed that sometimes the tape I recorded on my old Panasonic won't show up on my GL2. It's like it's a blank tape, but I know it's not, as I have it labeled. Stick it back into the panasonic and it plays fine.

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Is it possible to copy 3 short Hi-8 tapes onto one DVD+R disc?


Yes...First chose the appropriate Record Quality based on the total length of all 3 videos you want to transfer. Next using a RCA component cable, connect the Yellow, Red and White from the Hi-8 camcorder to the DVDirect RCA inputs. After each tape has finished, just press the red record button...Press it again when the next tape your want to record begins. When all are done prrss the stop button (small button above the record button) and finalize as normal.

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Hello!
You need an A/V cable (audio-video).
That is a bundle of three RCA male-male cables and they are marked with yellow (video) white (Left audio) and red (Right audio) for easy identifiying.
Connect either to the front or back of the VCR, make sure you have the right input selected.
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To record your VHS tapes to a computer you need either a TV-card or a digital videocam with a firewire connection.

If you have a TV card (affordable nowadays) or video capture card you can connect your old videocam directly to your pc using a S-video cable or the analog A/V cable described above. 

Firewire PCI cards that is compatible with any desktop PC are not expensive these days. (if you dont allready have a built-in connection.)
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Connect the old cam to the DV cam using one of the above cables.
Connect the DV cam to the PC using the firewire cable.(You may have to set the DV cam to a "record from external source" -mode)

You will also need software to record the signal to your harddrive, there is a lot of freeware programs you can download on the internet.
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