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Disc prepare for next use

Is exist any software to format camcorder dvd ready for next use?When i format dvd with computer,after the camcorder can't recognize it and says c:13:02 error.So that DVD can go straight to the bin.

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I think camcorder can initialize/ format dvd. Check its menu items.

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There are three ways of transferring the videos from the Camcorder to the Computer. One is by using the Picture Motion Browser Software, other by using the A/V, USB cable after finalizing the disc in the Camcorder and finally using the DVD-ROM Drive in the Computer after finalizing the disc. If you're trying to transfer using the 2nd and 3rd option, the the disc in the Camcorder should be finalized.

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