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Finalising discs with canon camcorder

Hi I have a canon dvd camcorder dc201. I cannot finalise the disc to play on my pc. I am using dvd-dwr discs and have initialised it to vr mode at the beginning but it will not let me finalise it at the end. It just does not give me the finalise option.
Any advice greatly appreciated as we are off to Disneyland Paris in a week and would hate to not have it for the trip.
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Kirsten

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I do know that to finalize discs, you need to have your camera plugged in to a wall outlet, according to the owner's manual.

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Are you using the AC adapter when trying to finalize? You cannot finalize using battery power only.

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The Canon DC210 will only take 'minus' format DVDs (DVD-R, DVD-R DL and DVD-RW). Only the DVD-RW must be formatted (initialised) before use. During initialisation you'' be asked whether you want to initialise the disc in VIDO mode or in VR mode.

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VR mode: You can easily edit the recordings on the camcorder. However, discs recorded in VR mode can only be played back with DVD players that are compatible with DVD-RW discs in VR mode.

My preference is Video mode - I can then play the disc on a DVD player and edit it on a PC.

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