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Hello, Just bought a Canon HF20 camcorder. I would like to know just what does finalization mean and how to do it. The manual says to finalize, but that's all. I'm a little confused and hope you can clarify this for me. Thanks

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Hello,

Finalization, is the last thing you do to a disc after having recorded it full of content.

The finalization writes some additional details into the dvd disc so that it can be played back for example on a DVD player or a computer.

So when the disc is full, or getting full, and you don't want to record on that disc anymore finalize it.

Let me know if you have any other questions.
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