Question about Sony Handycam DCR-DVD105 DVD Camcorder
problem....I was on vacation and I recorded about 6 or 7 DVD's using my
Handycam. Instead of finalizing them when I was done with the disc's, I
decided to wait. The next day I dropped the camcorder and it does not
work...I pretty much smashed it. Now I have 6 or 7 disc's that are not
finalized. I put them in my computer to see if I could retrieve the raw
data, but the drive says it is blank. What can I do? Is there a
program out there that I can use on my computer to finalize the disc's?
If your discs are rewritable, you could try putting your discs in your computer. Try opening the folders and try to open all the files. Some of the files may be your videos. If it opens your video player and plays your videos, wait until it plays everything to make sure that all your data were recorded in the disc. Copy everything in your computer and remove your disc. Try playing it again and if it works, then it's already ok. When you are planning to use it again, make sure that you format everything in the disc.
Posted on Aug 14, 2008
SOURCE: Finalize DVD
Some Camcorders need you to plug the charger to enable you to finalize it. This is to avoid your disc or data be destroyed or corrupted should your camcorder ran out of battery.
Posted on Jan 18, 2009
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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.
Also make sure that the disc is formatted in DVD-Video mode instead of DVD-VR mode. VR mode recorded discs can only be played back using a VR Compatible Software/Player or in the same Camcorder. DVD-Video mode recording will help you in playing the discs in all the Players and DVD Viewing Software.
I always recommend transferring the videos to the Computer using the supplied PMB Software.
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