Question about Canon DC210 DVD Camcorder

6 Answers

Cannot intialize/finalize mini-DVD in Canon DC210

I have a Canon DC210, and am having a lot of problems finializing my disc. When I go into the menu, and go to Disc Operations, it will not let me select "Disc Initialize" (the font is in black). The camcorder is plugged in and everything. I am trying to transfer my footage to a computer, and any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.

Posted by on

  • 8 more comments 
  • enigma_79 Jul 15, 2008

    I have a Canon DC210, and am having a lot of problems finializing my
    disc. When I go into the menu, and go to Disc Operations, it will not
    let me select "Disc Initialize" (the font is in black). The camcorder
    is plugged in and everything. I am trying to transfer my footage to a
    computer, and any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.

  • christopherc Jul 28, 2008

    i cant seem to finalizes the disc i cant ever do photomovie im sure when i intialize the disc i put on video mode in which im finding it difficult to delete a photo to get space i dont want to delete the whole disc, can you help please

  • ggmscw1 Oct 05, 2008

    I can't get my new mini dvd's to initialize in my camcorder.

  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2008

    I have an Old Testament project on my DC210, and when I pop out the disk and put it into my computer, it says nothing is on there. I can watch the videos on my DC210, but I can't select Initialize or finalize. HELP!

  • mohammednarm Dec 09, 2008

    iam having problem to finalize mini-DVD in canon DC211 can some one help me

  • van2000 Dec 12, 2008



    same Problem here

  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2009

    Glad to see I'm not the only person who is having this problem...but how can I get help on using this camera? Where can I go to find an answer? The manual was absolutley helpless!

  • theodorblom Feb 07, 2009

    I can finalize dvd-r, but I can't initialize dvd-rw!
    HALP!

  • elievanoff Apr 30, 2009

    hi i have a DC210 camcorder with a DVD-RW disk
    when i put my disk inand go to veiw mode then hit the func button then go to initalize itgive me a choice of VR (which it says can be edited on the camera butonly VR compatable DVD players can veiw the disk. or VIDEO (where whichyou can not edit the video but most DVD players can veiw it) i havetryed both settings unfinalized and neither are making it to where ican veiw anything on my computer.
    on video setting i can only view pictures on my dvd player but no video footage i have taken.

    ifi finalize the disk will it become viewable to my computer. also doesthe battery have to be completely charged in order to finalize the diskin either setting.
    Also if i finalize the disk in either settingcan i use the blacked out unfinalize icon ot undo it if it works or doi need a new disk

    thank you so much for anything you can offer to help

  • elievanoff May 11, 2010

    how are DVD-rw and DVD+RW different or even DVD -+ RW if they exsist?

    thanx


×

6 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

The way to get it to finalize is like this:

1. turn it on
2. use cord.
3.move the on buttom to mode. it will show the recordings.
4. select a recording
5.press function butom. it will up bring several choices among "menu"
6. slect menu
7. it will give you all the chioces you need to title, finailize, protect and all needed to view the dvd

Any questions,
let me know.
OL

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Hi all.. i wanna try to give some tips n share lil bit, maybe can help your problem's..umm..no our problems.. I have a Canon DC411, and am having a same problems like u all to finializing my disc.
When I go into the menu, and go to Disc Operations, it will not let me select "Finalize" (the font is in black). cause the title "finalize" unable to select.. i can't to finializing my disc.. then when i remove the disc ( Mini Dvd R and Rw) and trying to find the files on my Pc there's empty, no data..both of the disc is no file's
until i read the Canon DC 411 Guide from Cd
check the page 72, in title "Troubleshooting".. some in that problem is "how to fix or finalize Mini Dvd R, RW"
in title ; "Cannot finalize the disc". the reason of the problem's mybe like this ;
- The camcorder has exceeded its operational temperature. (The solution?) Turn off the camcorder and let it cool down before resuming use.
- Maybe your camcorder is in low power charged, if kinda like that..try Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter or use a fully charged battery pack.
, i using my camcorder very intense without let it rest for many hour.., maybe because of that thing's our camcorder can't do finalize..
what happen then? after i follow the instruction's ^_^ it's work.. i can finalize my Mini Dvd R / Mini Dvd RW data.. the menu "Finalize" in the Disc Operations is appear again (the font colour is in White), which is mean it can to Finalize the disc Mini Dvd R/ Rw too..
for those 2 type Mini Dvd, must to Finalize first..if not, u can have same problem like that..the data in Mini Dvd R / Rw cannot u open in ur Pc, or Dvd player..
but when u Finalize the disc, there must in 1 right condition, which is : When u Finalize the Disc, avoid moving..or moving the camcorder..(yeah i think u know that)..cause if u moving the camcorder..
the file's on your Mini Dvd R/Rw can't to be Finalized then if u wanna try how to fix it..i think that impossible..except.. when u record, then the disc still not yet to finalize..it still more opportunity to finalize..it, it's ok..evenly u put out the disc then you wanna finalize it..,it still can do, but when u in finailizing progreess u moving the camcorder.., umm the finailizing can be failed..which is u can find ur file's and edit the file's..

Posted on Dec 23, 2009

  • alexandertsp Dec 03, 2010

    it worked! let the battery charge and it will let you finalized it!!

×

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

Make sure the charger is plugged into the camera.

Posted on Dec 07, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Who_was_that's answer was the BEST ANSWER- IT SHOULD BE THE FIRST ANSWER -THE PLUGGING PART IS THE VERY FIRST STEP !!!!!!!!

Posted on May 05, 2009

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 135 Answers

Try using dvd + rw disks instead of r only disks ....... They don't need any initializing or finalizing.

They are a bit more expensive (but being re-writable, they can be used over and over again).
It worked for me. Hope it does for you.

Good luck.

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

If the disc shows as CANON DVD when you click on my computer and look at the dvd drive you are good to go. If not, you have to finalize. You cannot initialize after you have filmed; it erases all the video. To view in a dvd player init. to video, and to view in your computer initialize in VR.

Posted on May 25, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Initialize the discs then record...but then it still wont play on the computer/dvd player Canon camcorder dc210


I have a Samsung recorder, and it requires you to "finalize" the disc before it will play on another unit. Check your manual for specifics, or look in your menu for the "finalize disk" option. Hope this helps...

Mar 14, 2010 | Canon DC210 DVD Camcorder

1 Answer

Mini-DVD playback


http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/0900000562/DC210NIM-EN.pdf here is the manual look on page 62 for playback on a pc. you need a dvdrom drive. if you have one make sure you have software like windows media player 10 or 11, or powerdvd to play the movie. as for editing the video is a little bit more tricky. you are going to have to "rip" the video and then combine it in a program like windows movie maker with the other dvd that has been ripped too. when you are done editing in windows movie maker just choose avi or dvd type.

May 24, 2008 | Canon DC210 DVD Camcorder

2 Answers

How do I finalize the mini-disc in my Canon DC201 camcorder?


to finalize dvd you have to do it or on camcorder or DVD RECORDER. find someone that have and you will be able to do it. good luck

Sep 28, 2009 | Canon DC210 DVD Camcorder

1 Answer

Disc problem


Use dvd + rw disks ....... They don't need any initializing or finalizing.

Bit more expensive than write only (r) disks, but they can be wiped and used over and over again since they are re-writable.

Worked for me, hope it works for you too. :o)

Best wishes.

Feb 28, 2009 | Canon DC210 DVD Camcorder

1 Answer

Finalizing a mini disc


Try to plug the battery cable on the camcorder before browsing the menu options.

Jan 06, 2009 | Canon DC210 DVD Camcorder

1 Answer

Can not finalize


Hi, Initially I had the same problem with the finalization process. But then i took off the battery pack and connected to the mains and immediately when i switched on the camcorder again, the ' Finalize ' button was highlighted i.e enabled. I continued with the finalization process and everything was fine. Was able to playback the mini dvd on a very cheap dvd player and also on a computer.

Also be sure to put the camcorder on play mode by sliding down the switch button to mode. You immediately notice that a little green button near play will light up

Jul 15, 2008 | Canon DC210 DVD Camcorder

2 Answers

Canon DC210 camcorder


The DC210 will only work with with Mini DVD -R or -RW. I had the same problem when the BestBuy salesman sold me +RW Mini DVD with the DC210. I went back to the store and got them changed for +RW and I was then able to use the DC210.

Jan 09, 2008 | Canon DC210 DVD Camcorder

9 Answers

Finalizing Disc


YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE YOUR IN PLAYBACK MODE AND MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR POWER ADAPTER PLUGGED IN

Nov 18, 2007 | Canon DC210 DVD Camcorder

3 Answers

Finalizing a disc (when plugged in) on a Canon DC210


I think it is a problem with the camera.
We had one, couldn't finalize, exchanged that, and still the same problem.
Canon NO help whatsoever.
Even the mini disc companies that we purchased, NO help either.
We are returning this camera and going with a hard drive.
We were able to plug the camera to a DVD recorder and copy onto a full size disc.

Oct 30, 2007 | Canon DC210 DVD Camcorder

5 Answers

Mini-DVD playback


You can use Windows media and this has worked for me.

Aug 19, 2007 | Canon DC210 DVD Camcorder

Not finding what you are looking for?
Canon DC210 DVD Camcorder Logo

5,166 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Canon Video Cameras Experts

KellySD

Level 2 Expert

373 Answers

Sheryl Bahr
Sheryl Bahr

Level 2 Expert

65 Answers

Chris Phillips

Level 1 Expert

19 Answers

Are you a Canon Video Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...