Help - wedding footage

March 3, 2009 at 03:56:02
Specs: Windows XP
Please I need some help!

I have a sony handycam, which our wedding was recorded on to mini DVDs. One disk out of 4 seems to be corrupted or something.

I use the importing software that came with the camera, and it is only picking up 1 scene out of 3. On the camera, you can watch 2 scenes, but the 3rd must be fully corrupted, as there is a '?' in the scene, and it isn't able to play at all.

I would like to know how to get at least the 2nd scene onto my PC. I can see it through the camera, but it isn't appearing on my PC to import. Have no idea what is happening with the 3rd file...


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#1
March 3, 2009 at 06:45:28
I think you have to finalize the disc in order to import or export the data. It should be in your manual.

That's another reason I just use mini DVR tapes, not as much hassle :)

Also after you finalize the disc, just pop the mini disc in your cdrom and it should read the movies.

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#2
March 3, 2009 at 13:25:17
I have also tried finalising the disk. It hasn't helped. It turns it into one file with a ordinary title screen, then the footage starts to deteriate at the same point that I am having trouble.

I am after seperate files, as I am trying to create my own DVD.

Thanks for your help though.


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#3
March 3, 2009 at 17:13:11
if you finalize it and then put the minidisc in your dvdrom, right click on it and you should be able to see the files on the disc and copy them to your hard drive.

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#4
March 3, 2009 at 18:55:41
Take this to a good Professional photo lab. Downtown labs normally have all sorts of video devices that may help.

The DVD may be viewable in a normal PC. Might have to download Video Lan Client VLC to see it

I would not finalize it. It may make it worse.

Be sure the disk is clean of dust and be sure not to scratch the top layer. Keep out of sunlight..

After a few years of marriage you will learn to tell your husband to do it. When he fails you can just hold it over his head. He will get used to it.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


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#5
March 3, 2009 at 21:08:26
finalizing HAS to be done in order for the disk to be readable in a dvd player on a PC or on a tv. It would not make it worse, first time I ever heard that lol. You are not finalizing a move, just the disk.

>>>After a few years of marriage you will learn to tell your husband to do it. When he fails you can just hold it over his head. He will get used to it<<<
Hmmm, sounds a little chauvenistic to me.

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