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I have finalized many discs with no problem. When I try to finalize the last I made one I keep getting the message "unable to revover data". This is the video of a friends weddding so is very important. Is there any way through this. The video is on the disc and replays on the camera. It just won't finalize.

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  • madkiwi68 Mar 17, 2011

    As I explained in my first post I know very well all the rules about fianlizing a DVD, but thank you for reminding me.
    Unfortunatley the second part of your post appears to make no sense. The links don't provide me with any help and quite frankly I have no idea what you are talking about. If I put the unfinalized DVD in my computer it just shows up as a blank DVD with no info on it.

  • madkiwi68 Mar 20, 2011

    Your intrstuctions make no sense
    1. You give me a link to Isobuster which is a link to a download sight but no ISobuster, 2. Your link to WinHex is to some virus which attempts to invade my computer (fortuanatley I have McAfee virusa protection ) 3. Your link toDVD styler is not a valid link. You then give me some further instructions which are incomprensible. I paid money to get some valid help for a problem not incomprehensible and possbily harmful nonsense.

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Hi!

to begin with, some important information:

  • You'll need to format the DVD before you record on it. This feature will be in the setup menu.
  • Use only DVDs recommended by Canon as any others may not be able to be finalized once you're done recording.
  • Finalizing is what you need to do in order to prepare the DVD to be played in a DVD player. To Finalize, you'll need to hook it up to it's AC adapter and select finalize from the menu.
  • You cannot finalize a disc (DVD-R/DVD-R DL or DVD-RW) recorded in VIDEO mode if it contains only still images. Record at least one scene before finalizing the disc.
  • The camcorder can't perform finalization if it's exceeded its operational temperature. Turn off the camcorder and let it cool down before resuming use.
Anyways, I've found this... Maybe it can help you:
1) Use IsoBuster to mate a .toa file of the selected track (the burned part of your DVD).
2) Open the .toa file in WinHex. Select: Tools > Disc Tools > File Recovery By Type > Select the two mpeg file options > set max. file size and click ok.
Use a DVD authorizing software (such as DVDStyler) to burn the MPEG video file in a DVD structure.


In case of a problem or clarification or my solution was insufficient, don't hesitate to post me a reply before rejecting my answer.
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Good luck & best regards,
Pelu.

Posted on Mar 15, 2011

  • Ran Kedar
    Ran Kedar Mar 15, 2011

    With a further research, I've found this on the internet:

    One way to do it is to extract the data to a .tao file using the free
    version of ISOBuster and convert
    that to a format your computer can play. You might want to split it into
    individual programs, so I'd demultiplex, edit and re-multiplex. I'd
    then use VOBEdit to demultiplex, though MPEG StreamClip might also work.


    OR

    Try
    to copy the unfinalized DVD using Alcohol 120%/copy
    wizard/copy-on-the-fly. The copy made using Alcohol 120% should play
    perfectly on your computer or other device.


    Pelu.

  • Ran Kedar
    Ran Kedar Mar 17, 2011

    You're right, the disc "appears" to be empty - but we both know it actually isn't - that's why I gave you instructions on how to extract the video(s) from the "empty" disc.
    Have it a try! If any problems arise, don't hesitate to consult me again!

    Good luck again,
    Pelu.

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