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Camcorder to DVD

I recently purchased the Canon Vixia HG 20 along with the DW-100 Burner. I am happy so far with the camcorder. My problem is getting the Standard Def video from my camera onto a DVD that can be played on a standard DVD player. I now realize that the DW-100 only burns in AVCHD format which cannot be played on a standard DVD player, only a AVCHD format player (Blu-Ray, etc.). So what do you suggest is my best option for recording my Standard Def video onto a DVD that can be played on a standard DVD player?

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Are you sure ?

In reply to: Camcorder to DVD

The burner is compatible with HG10, and for Std Def.


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I have not found this to be the case.

In reply to: Are you sure ?

I recently burned some standard def video from my HG 20 camera to a DVD using the DW-100. The process went fine and was very easy. After I burned the DVD, I tried to play the DVD in a standard DVD player that is compatible with DVD-R (the type of DVD that is compatible with the DW-100). The DVD player could not read the disc. I also tried playing the DVD in my computer, no success there either. The computer could not read the disc.

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So a bum DVD?

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I think you tried it once? There are issues with not closing a session or other possible issues. You should make that call! (what call?) Call the service/support number and lodge the issue. You may end up returning both if they don't work or function as they should.

-> Now for the die hard types I suggest you look over the DVD that didn't read with ISOBUSTER and if there are VOB files, get those off the disc and then use DVD FLICK to make a new DVD.

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In reply to: So a bum DVD?

Thanks for the suggestions, I will try some...

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Does the burner...

In reply to: I have not found this to be the case.

give you options what type of DVD to burn - e.g. Image, Data, Video DVD .... Does the computer detect the presence of a disc at "My Compputer" ? If so, can it be opened ? If you can, what is shown ?
(To open, double left click, or single right click-->Open )

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In reply to: Does the burner...

The Burner does not give you such options. The computer does detect the presence of a disc but when you try to access the disc it gives you an error stating, "Windows cannot read from this disk. The disk might be corrupted, or it could be using a format that is not compatible with Windows"...

It sounds like the problem is not with the burner, it is with the camera. The camera only saves video in the AVCHD (High Def) format (see website below). I didn't realize this when I purchased the camera. The fact that it only saves video in AVCHD makes it difficult to share the video, via DVD, with individuals that do not have a AVCHD capable player (ie Blu-Ray)...

It seems my only option (without using a computer) to transfer video onto a DVD that is able to be played in a standard DVD player is to use a DVD recorder. Do you have any other suggestions???

Will I run into the same issue of not being able to use the DVD in a standard DVD player when I try to burn DVD's with computer software?

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