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I was not prompted to finalize disk after copying from hard drive to DVD...

Hi, I'm new at the DVD camcorder-thing, but I just finished filming one full disk and I finalyzed it on the camcorder, as the manual advises, even though it is a DVD+RW (they suggest I finalize for transferring to my computer hard-drive).
I used the software it came with which includes Picture Motion Browser. Once I had all the film clips loaded onto my hard-drive, I used the Picture Motion Browser to save them to a regular size DVD-R and used the function for making a DVD-Video (because I wasn't sure about the other option of making a DVD data disk?). I felt pretty proud of myself for figuring all this out because it's not a stength of mine. But, the system did not prompt me or ask me to finalize my finished DVD-R after everything was copied onto it. I tried it out on my Sony DVD player and I could play it with no problems....but I'm afraid to erase everythign on my hard drive for fear that the images on my now finished disk will melt away or not play on other players because I didn't have to finalize....or is it fine because they were finalized on the camcorder originally? Confused?

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  • learningcurv Aug 25, 2008

    I now understand that it should be okay, but I'n not really clear on why because I thought every burned DVD was supposed to be finalized first. And if it doesn't play on another DVD (when I can find one to try it on), is there a way to do it sine I'm not prompted by the Picture Motion Browser software?

  • learningcurv Aug 27, 2008

    Thanks,

    So I checked the Picture Motion Browser Guide and the properties, but it doesn't mention finalying anywhere. I did manage to play the disk on another DVD machine just fine, so I guess I should just assume it is an auto-finalize setting somewhere...According to the Guide I did everything to the letter, did every step correctly. Just odd that they wouldn't make this more obvious rather than a hidden task that is performed.I would have thought someone else out there would have asked this same question...anyways thanks for your help.

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If your DVD Player is playing burned DVD, then its OK. Before erasing dvd data from your PC, confirmation of DVD Disc on another dvd player would be fine.
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Posted on Aug 25, 2008

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Aug 26, 2008

    Please check motion picture picture software properties and find it might set on auto-finalize that's why not prompted for finalization of dvd.

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