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Can I shoot still photoes with a DVD camcorder?

Can I take a still photo on DVD disc?

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Re: Can I shoot still photoes with a DVD camcorder?

Yes, still photography is available using a DVD-RAM disc. images are Jpeg quality.

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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

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Get photos and videos onto the disk


You should only have to finalize the disc and then it will work in your PC, you need DVD playback software to play it. If its a dual layer disc your, DVD drive in your pc needs to be able to play dual layer.
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Acessing Still Photos off finalized disk


A DVD player may not recognise JPEG, but will recognise MPEG, which is why the DC210 has the Photomovie facility to convert the still photos from JPEG to MPEG, but you can still get to see your still photos on your PC, because they are on the disc.

Here's how you do it.

The disc has two folders - VIDEO_TS for videos and Photomovie and DCIM for the still images. Inside DCIM there is a folder called 101CANON. Open this folder to see the still images - they all have .jpg file extensions.
It may be quicker to copy the 101CANON folder to your PC, and open the copied file on your PC.

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Dvd to prints


You can either
1. Transfer the still pictures from the camcorder to the PC, and then, either
1.1 use your PC software to print the pictures, or
1.2 use an online photo processing lab to print the pictures for you.
OR
2. Take the disc from the camcorder to a local photo printing shop and ask them to print the pictures you want printed.

But first ...
before you can transfer pictures or video from your Canon DC210 to your PC you need to finalise the disc in the camcorder.

You also need to make sure that the DVD drive on your PC is capable of reading a DVD-R, DVD-R DL or DVD-RW format as these are the only disk formats that the DC210 will handle. Not all PC DVD drives can read these formats.

To finalise the disk you must have the power adapter connected to the camera, plugged into a wall socket and turned on. Then, switch on the camera, put it into playback mode, Press 'Func.', select main menu, select 'disk operations', select 'finalise'. Don't move or shake the camera or switch it off whilst the finalising step is underway - this could cause problems.

Once finalising is complete, take it out of the camcorder and then follow steps 1.1, 1.2 or 2 above.

Good Luck.

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How do I copy the files to my computer?


• Windows XP After connection is established, simply drag-and-drop files, using Windows the PC. The DVD Camcorder appears as an external DVD-RAM drive in Windows • Windows 98SE, ME, 2000 After connection is established, simply drag-and-drop files, using Windows PC. The DVD Camcorder appears as two external drives such as a removable Explorer. If DVD-RAM disc, the movie files will be copied from the removable If DVD-R disc, the movie files will be copied from the DVD drive.

Sep 05, 2005 | Hitachi DZ-GX20A DVD Camcorder

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How do I playback a particular scene?


Turn the camcorder on and press the ‘Disc Navigation’ button. A list of thumbnail previews of photos and/or movie scenes will appear Select the scene using the joystick control on the DVD-Camcorder and then press the joystick or ‘Play’ button.

Sep 05, 2005 | Hitachi DZ-GX20A DVD Camcorder

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For still photos, which types of media can I use?


DVD-RAM 1,998 on a dual sided disc (999 per side) – This number will decrease if movies are recorded on the same disc.

Sep 05, 2005 | Hitachi DZ-GX20A DVD Camcorder

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When should I use a DVD-R / DVD-RAM / DVD-RW?


Write Once – After finalizing, a DVD-R disc can be played back in approx. 95% of home DVD players and PC DVD drives Capacity – 30-60 minutes (depending on the selected filming mode) of high quality motion video can be stored on a single of a disc. Re-writeable – DVD-RAM allows for recording and re-recording of movies and still photos up to 100,000 times per disc. DVD-RAM is like a removable hard drive. Compatibility for video playback of DVD-RAM in standard home DVD players is fairly low. DVD-RW cannot store true .jpeg digital still photo’s like DVD-RAM, however it is re-writable and has 80% compatibility with home DVD players.

Sep 05, 2005 | Hitachi DZ-GX20A DVD Camcorder

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Why should I record my memories on a Hitachi DVD Camcorder?


The picture and sound quality of footage stored on a DVD does not degrade over time. Home movies can be shared with friends and family decades into the future in perfect and pristine condition. Motion video stored on a 8 cm (3 inch) DVD-R disc can be played back on most DVD players and compatible PC DVD drives. After finalizing the DVD-R disc in the camcorder, it can be placed directly into your home DVD player and played back. No additional adapters are necessary and you do not have to connect the camcorder to the television. With DVD, you can instantly access desired scenes without having to endure the time consuming task of fast-forwarding or rewinding. Through Hitachi’s Disc Navigation feature, you simply select the thumbnail image of your favorite scene and it begins to play immediately. 2005 Hitachi DVD Camcorders support four different types of recording media. For motion video you have the option of using a 8 cm (3 inch) DVD-R disc or a 8 cm (3 inch) DVD-RAM disc. Digital still photos can be stored on DVD-RAM discs, Secure Digital cards or MultiMedia Cards. Size Hitachi introduced the world’s first DVD based camcorder three years ago. Since then, Hitachi engineers have been able to perfect the technology and to reduce the physical mass of the camcorder by 45% making it the most portable DVD camcorder in the industry.

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