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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Hello there, please please do not give yourself a heart attack over it, yet yes I quite understand your upset, but you are not the first to do it, your not going to be the last either okay? The first thing here to tell you is that IF, yes IF you have not put any other filming on said disk you can get data back, you do though have to get a copy of Underlete either from a PC shop like PC World, then with that on the PC you tell it where your mistake disk sits in drive letter and start the undelete program searching okay? cost well that program will set you back about £29 so you will have to ask if you think it's worth it, from what you say I think you will say yes it is. This problem of killing movies off by accident in these stupid so called DVD/or Mem sticks formats is the main reason why good movie makers like us still to TAPE media, it cannot get killed off by accident.
2 options, first would be firewire if your camera has it , if not finalise the dvd on ur cam then just put your dvd inside the drive , providing its not a laptop then the normal drive on a mac has a smaller gap in the middle to accompany a smaller disc, then use idvd/imovie2/final cut etc, copy the file or film on to the hard drive and then you can edit it , otherwise if it is a laptop then you need external dvd drive
Your going to need 2 things.
1) A DVD player on your pc.
2) Good DVD burning software.
And your DVD is going to have to be finalized in the camcorder before you can play it in a DVD player or a computer.
I use MYDVD from Roxio. But there are a few out there, and it just depends on the individual user as to which one you prefer.
With MYDVD, it's pretty easy, you just start the program, and follow your prompts.
You need to download the movie to a computer and store it in a video file. Then you should be able to use a software program to burn it to a DVD. I use a TIVO for watching and burning my videos. You don't need a computer. You save the video by recording it to the TIVO's hard drive then after it is on the drive you DUB it to an empty DVD-R disc.
Canon DC210...To finalize the disk, you first probably want to have the AC adapter plugged in even if your camera does not require it in order to access the finalize menu option, as the process can be quite lengthy and use battery power -wouldn't want to run out in the middle of the operation....THEN....Make sure you are in VIEW mode -not record mode...THEN...Press the FUNC button on the side of the camera -you should then notice the FINALIZE option -among others -navigate to the actual finalize command using the joystick, then press it down and let it work its magic - try not to move it until it is finished. After it is finished -it can be removed and will be recognized by a dvd player, recorder or drive that is compatible with this type of disk in the first place, Apparently, this camcorder records video to the .VRO file type -so be sure any video editor/converter/player software on your computer recognizes this file type.