FINALIZING DVD-RW/DVD-R/+RW DISC (FINALIZE DISC)
If you want to play back a DVD-RW/DVD-R disc recorded on this DVD video camera/recorder,
using a device conforming to 8 cm DVD disc – such as a DVD recorder/player, etc. – you must
finalize the disc on this DVD video camera/recorder.
No further recording can be done on a finalized DVD-RW (VF-mode)/DVD-R/+RW. You can,
however, unfinalize the DVD-RW (VF-mode)/+RW so that other scenes can be recorded on it.
Additional recording is possible on a finalized DVD-RW (VR-mode): unfinalizing is not necessary.
1 Press the DISC NAVIGATION .
2 Press the MENU button.
3 Use the f/e/d/c/A buttons to
choose “Finalize Disc” on the “Disc” menu
screen, and then press the A button.
The disc will be finalized.
4 Choose “YES”, and then
press the A button.
The message showing
that the disc is being
finalized will appear,
and the disc will then be
5 When finalization is complete, the Disc
Navigation screen of all programs will
U will appear on the Disc Navigation screen
for a finalized disc.
• Do not finalize a disc recorded on this DVD video
camera/recorder using any other device.
• If the disc in the DVD video camera/recorder has
already been finalized, you cannot choose “Finalize
• The time required to finalize disc that appears on the
“Finalize Disc” screen is only for reference.
• The shorter the recording time on disc, the longer it
will take to finalize it.
• The second and later finalization will be faster with a
disc which has previously been finalized.
●Using FINALIZE button to finalize
Press the FINALIZE button during recording
pause: The screen shown in step 4 above will
appear. Choose “YES”, and then press the A
button: Finalizing will start.
Before You Begin
• Be sure to use the AC adapter/charger to power the DVD video camera/
recorder when finalizing a DVD-RW/DVD-R disc. Finalization cannot be
executed using a battery. If the DVD video camera/recorder is turned off
during finalization and the finalization is interrupted, incorrect
finalization will result, and at worst, the disc may be damaged.
Finalize? (Approx. 3min.)
Further recording on this
disc will be impossible.
Will vary depending
on the recording
Displayed only when
a DVD-R is used.
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Screen when viewed on DVD recorder/player