Trouble with Mini-Disc / Mini-DVDRW

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Esulatell, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. Esulatell macrumors member

    Jan 4, 2009
    Today I shot some video on this camcorder for a school project:

    I know absolutely nothing about digital video so forgive me :)
    It uses Mini DV (I don't know what that is) but the disc looks like the old mini-discs you used to be able to get, now obviously the mini-disc (DVD-RW) won't fit in my iMacs drive so I put it into an old Dell running XP and the files don't show up in the explorer.
    I don't have the camera anymore (its the school's) so I can;t use USB to transfer either :/

    What do I do?
  2. mstar77 macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2009
    Go Back and get the camera

    There is one final step with those Mini-DVD video cameras that you have to do. That is to "Finalize" the disc. This closes the session and creates chapters for the DVD etc. Without doing this the disc thinks that more video will be recorded on it and therefor when putting it in a PC it will look like a blank disc. Your files are still on there so don't worry, just go back to school (or bring your disc to a retail store and do it on a demo model) and finalize the disc.
  3. Esulatell thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 4, 2009

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