I've recorded using my camcorder, except it wont give me the option to finalize the disc... every time i place the disc into the camcorder it comes up with the format menu... If i format the disc will i lose everything?? please help!!!
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Hi, Need to provide power from ac charger of camera so disc finalize option will appear to finalize disc. Powering camcorder with battery wont give you Finalize option so use ac charger to get Finalize menu. Thanks.
Hi, You need to Finalize recorded discs in camcorder as finalize option is available in camcorder menu. make sure that camera gets power from ac adapter/ charger when finalizing disc. It wont finalize disc on battery. Thanks.
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...
I noticed that too with my "VR" (and NOT "Video") formatted disks. I don't think you can finalize the VR ones. Instead you have to use the Sony Import tool to grab the videos. If you are like me you probably remember using the import tool with Video formatted disks BEFORE finalizing them and it takes forever to copy them. They must be finalized to view on other devices, copy using the import tool quicker, etc., but VR formatted disks seem optimized for importing (and can be edited on the camcorder directly.
Samsung support just told me that there has to be some space left on the disc to finalize it. In other words if you fill the disc with too much video, the disc won't be able to write the necassary info on the disc to finalize it. Support told me you needed 10MB to finalize. He also told me to leave 7- 10 minutes of free space which is ridiculous because the disc only records 20 minutes. I have complained to Samsung about this ommission from the manual and that the camcorder should know to leave enough space to finalize the disc.>
The finalizing time depends on the remaining time on the DVD-R disc;
Approximately 8 minutes to finalize with 20 minutes recording time on disc Approximately 3 minutes to finalize with 10 minutes recording time on disc Approximately 2 minutes to finalize with no recording time on disc.
DVD-R discs recorded on the DVD-Camcorder cannot be finalized on other DVD-R Recorders or