Creating a Video DVD. Sony VRD-MC3, DVDirect VRD-MC3

Creating a Video DVD. Sony VRD-MC3, DVDirect VRD-MC3

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Creating a Video DVD

Creating a Video DVD

You can use the DVDirect as a stand-alone DVD recorder to burn videos directly onto DVDs from a connected HDD, DVD, or DV camcorder or video device such as a VCR or DVR.

You can play the created video DVD on other DVD devices or the DVD drives of computers.

Types of Recording

Five types of recording are available for creating video DVDs: DVD BURN,

Full Recording, Incremental Recording, Consolidation Recording, and Normal

Video Recording.

DVD BURN (One Touch Recording Through HDD Camcorder

Control) (page 28)

This mode allows you to record video from an HDD camcorder onto a disc by simply pressing the DVD BURN button on the camera or Handycam Station

(or touching the [DVD BURN] button in the camera’s LCD screen).

The actual recording process is the same as that of Incremental Recording (see below), and you can record additional video onto a disc that has been previously recorded on.

Full Recording (One touch recording) (page 31)

This mode allows you to record video from a digital video camera connected to the DVDirect with a single touch of the (Record) button onto a DVD.

The video is recorded as follows:

HDD camcorder

The entire video content of the camera is recorded onto a disc. (Several discs may be required depending on the length of the video.)

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DVD camcorder

The entire video content of the camera’s 8-cm disc is recorded onto a 12-cm disc.

DV camcorder

The entire content of the videotape is recorded onto a single disc.

The DVDirect controls the camera during the entire process, and completes creation of the video DVD. The completed DVD is automatically finalized, allowing immediate playback on DVD players.

Incremental Recording (page 35)

This mode allows you to record the content of an HDD camcorder connected via a USB cable onto a disc. Using this mode, you can record only the newly taken contents of a camera whose previous contents have already been recorded onto a disc.

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Consolidation Recording (page 39)

This mode allows you to record the contents of multiple 8-cm discs from a

DVD camcorder onto the corresponding number of 12-cm discs.

Normal Video Recording (page 42)

This mode allows you to create a video DVD using the (Record) and

(Stop) buttons on the DVDirect and the play, pause, and stop buttons on the device connected to the DVDirect. You can record from any video device with a video output connector.

Supported Camcorders/Video Devices and Recording Modes

The recording methods available differ as follows, depending on the type of camera or device connected to the DVDirect.

Type of Device Interface

DVD

BURN

Full

Recording

Sony HDD camcorder

1)

Sony DVD camcorder

1)

DV camcorder

2)

D8 camcorder

2)

HDV camcorder

2)3)

USB

USB

DV IN

DV IN

DV IN

MICROMV camcorder

HDD or DVD camcorders from other manufacturers

All camcorders and video devices

(analog input)

S VIDEO

IN

VIDEO

IN

S VIDEO

IN

VIDEO

IN

S VIDEO

IN

VIDEO

IN

Incremental

Recording

Consolida

-tion

Recording

Normal

Video

Recording

1)

Camcorders equipped with HD (AVCHD) format are not supported.

2)

Operation compatibility is confirmed with Sony DV, D8, and HDV camcorders only.

3)

Only tapes recorded in DV format are supported.

Notes on presetting camcorders

• The “USB SPEED” setting on HDD and DVD camcorders must be set to

“AUTO.” (“AUTO” is the default setting.)

• The “A/V t

DV OUT” setting on DV camcorders must be set to “OFF.”

(“OFF” is the default setting.)

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Notes on time required for recording

When recording from an HDD or DVD camcorder connected via USB cable, the length of time required depends on the REC mode (HQ, SP, or LP) used to shoot the video and the number of scenes the video contains. In general, videos shot in higher image quality modes take longer to be recorded onto a disc. The following provides a general estimate* of the time required to record a 1-hour video containing one scene onto a disc.

When recording from an HDD camcorder

HQ mode: about 30 min (1/2 of the video playback length)

SP mode: about 20 min (1/3 of the video playback length)

LP mode: about 10 min (1/6 of the video playback length)

When recording from a DVD camcorder

HQ mode: about 60 min (almost equal to the video playback length)

SP mode: about 40 min (2/3 of the video playback length)

LP mode: about 20 min (1/3 of the video playback length)

* Depending on circumstances, the length of time required to record may be equal to or more than the video playback length.

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Writable Discs That Can Be Used for Creating Video DVDs

Compatible disc types for recording differ as follows, depending on the type of video device and connection interface you are using.

Type of Device Interface DVD-R

DVD-R

DL

Sony HDD camcorder

Sony DVD camcorder

USB

USB

DV camcorder

D8 camcorder

HDV camcorder*

DV IN

DV IN

DV IN

DVD-RW DVD+R

DVD+R

DL

DVD+RW

MICROMV camcorder

HDD or DVD camcorders from other manufacturers

All camcorders and video devices (analog input)

S VIDEO

IN

VIDEO

IN

S VIDEO

IN

VIDEO

IN

S VIDEO

IN

VIDEO

IN

Notes on creating video DVDs

• You cannot record videos with copy-protected signals (commercial DVDs,

VHS software, some programs from satellite or CATV receivers, etc.).

• You cannot make incremental recordings on discs that have been created using a computer or other DVD recorder.

• When adding video to a video DVD created using a DVD+R disc, you must use the same interface used during the previous recording to connect the video device and the DVDirect. For example, you cannot add video from a DVD camcorder connected via an S-video or video input cable onto a DVD+R disc with video dubbed from a DVD camcorder that was connected via a USB cable.

• When recording video from an HDD camcorder onto a disc, only the video images stored in the camera are available for recording. You cannot record both the video and still images stored in the camera onto a disc at the same time.

• When using a DVD camcorder, recording is not possible when the disc inside the DVD camcorder is a DVD-RW disc with video recorded in

DVD-VR format.

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About Created Video DVDs

Titles and chapters

The contents of a DVD consist of sections, called titles, and smaller subsections, called chapters. When you create a video DVD with the DVDirect, titles and chapters are created as follows:

For discs created through normal video recording or recording from DV camcorders connected via DV (i.LINK) cable

Titles are created between the points where you start and stop a recording on the DVDirect.

Chapters are created according to the [Auto Chaptering] setting configured in

the Setup menu (page 63).

Start Rec.

Title 1

Stop/Start

Title 2

Stop Rec.

Chapters Chapters

Chapter marks Chapter marks

For discs created through recording from HDD or DVD camcorders connected via USB cable

Titles are created at points in the video where the date recorded, REC mode

(from HQ or SP to LP or vice versa), and aspect ratio (from 4:3 to 16:9 or vice versa) change.

Chapters are created for each scene taken with the HDD or DVD camcorder.

(Scenes are created each time recording is started and then stopped.)

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Note

Up to 49 titles per disc and 99 chapters per title can be created. This number may decrease depending on the quality of the videos.

DVD menus

A DVD menu is displayed each time a DVD is inserted into a DVD player and serves as a title page or table of contents for the video DVD.

You can create DVDs that display thumbnail images of titles in their menu screens. You can select from four different menu styles when creating video

DVDs with the DVDirect (page 63).

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One Touch Recording Through HDD

Camcorder Control (DVD BURN)

You can create video DVDs from your HDD camcorder simply by pressing the camera’s [DVD BURN] button.

1

Press the

1

(Power) button to turn on the DVDirect.

A message prompting you to insert a disc appears in the display window.

2

Insert a disc (page 17).

The DVDirect starts reading the inserted disc.

Hint

When a new DVD+R disc is inserted, a message prompting you to select an input source to record from appears. You do not need to make a selection here as this message will disappear and recording will start automatically when you press the [DVD BURN] button in step 5.

3

Turn on the HDD camcorder.

4

Connect the camera to the DVDirect.

Connect the camera’s USB connector (Type mini B) to the DVDirect’s

USB connector (Type A) using a USB cable (not supplied).

USB cable (not supplied)

Note

The USB cable supplied with the DVDirect cannot be used to connect to an HDD or

DVD camcorder as the shape of the camera’s connector is different.

After connecting the USB cable, the USB SELECT screen appears in the camera’s LCD screen.

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5

Touch [DVD BURN] on the camera’s LCD screen, or press the

DVD BURN button on the camera or Handycam Station.

60min

USB SELECT

DVD

BURN

PictBridge

PRINT

HDD

END

Recording starts, and the progress appears in the display window.

Current disc/number of required discs

When all of the content of the HDD camcorder is recorded, recording automatically stops and the (Record) button dims. Press the RETURN button to go back to the main menu.

Note

When the contents of the HDD camcorder do not fit on a single disc, the disc will be finalized once it becomes full, and a message will appear in the display window. Remove the completed disc, and insert a blank disc. Recording will resume automatically.

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6

Press the (Eject) button.

A message asking whether to finalize the disc just recorded on appears.

7

Select whether to finalize the disc.

For details on finalizing discs, see “What is ‘finalize disc’?” (page 66).

To finalize the disc:

Select [Yes] and press the (Select) button. A confirmation message will appear, so select [Yes] and press the (Select) button again. Disc finalization will begin, and the process may take a few minutes.

When finalization is finished, the disc is ejected and the video DVD is completed. You can now play the disc on DVD players or the DVD drives of computers.

To not finalize the disc:

Select [No] and press the (Select) button. The disc will be ejected without finalization. This disc is not completed yet, and it cannot be played with other DVD players or DVD drives of computers.

Hint

If you eject a disc without finalizing after videos have been recorded, you can add videos onto the same disc later.

To stop recording

You cannot stop while recording is in progress. You can only stop recording by pressing the (Stop) button after a disc becomes full.

Note on recording with the DVD BURN button

This function is only available when the DVDirect is in the following states:

• no button on the DVDirect is pressed after the power is turned on

• the main menu appears in the display window

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One Touch Recording (Full Recording)

When an HDD, DVD, or DV camcorder is connected to the DVDirect, you can use Full Recording to record the video contents of the camera onto a disc with a single touch of a button.

1

Press the 1 (Power) button to turn on the DVDirect.

A message prompting you to insert a disc appears in the display window.

2

Insert a disc (page 17).

The DVDirect starts reading the inserted disc.

3

Turn on the camera, and set it to playback mode.

For most cameras, switch the power/mode button to the playback, PLAY/

EDIT, or VTR mode to play the video or perform recording. For details, refer to the operating instructions for your camera.

4

Connect the camera to the DVDirect.

When using an HDD or DVD camcorder

Connect the camera’s USB connector (Type mini B) to the DVDirect’s

USB connector (Type A) using a USB cable (not supplied).

USB cable (not supplied)

Note

The USB cable supplied with the DVDirect cannot be used to connect to an HDD or

DVD camcorder as the shape of the camera’s connector is different.

After connecting the USB cable, the USB SELECT screen appears in the camera’s LCD screen. Move on to the next step.

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When using a DV camcorder

Connect the camera’s DV connector to the DVDirect’s DV IN connector using a DV (i.LINK) cable (not supplied).

DV (i.LINK) cable (not supplied)

After connecting the camera, skip to step 6.

5

Touch [HDD] (for an HDD camcorder) or [ COMPUTER] (for a

DVD camcorder) on the camera’s LCD screen.

HDD camcorder

60min

USB SELECT

DVD

BURN HDD

PictBridge

PRINT

END

DVD camcorder

60min

USB SELECT

END

Once you touch the button on the camera’s LCD screen, the DVDirect detects the connected camera, and the display window on the DVDirect changes.

Note

Depending on the DVD camcorder you are using, the above USB SELECT screen may not appear automatically and settings configuration for USB connection may be required beforehand. Refer to the section on connecting to computers in the operating instructions for your camcorder when configuring settings on the camcorder.

6

Press < or , to switch the recording mode.

Pressing

<

or

,

switches the recording mode displayed at the top right of the display window. For Full Recording, press < or , until [Full] displays.

The following appears in the DVDirect’s display window

DV camcorder

Type of input Recording mode

HDD or DVD camcorder

REC quality Remaining time

7

Press the (Record) button to start recording.

Number of required discs

The DVDirect starts recording at the same time the camera starts playback or file transfer. [Recording] appears in the display window, and the

(Record) button lights up during recording.

USB DVD Full

Recording to disc …

1/1 disc in progress

20 % recorded

Current disc/ number of required discs

Hint

When using a DV camcorder and the video tape is not at its beginning, the tape is automatically rewound and played back from the beginning before the DVDirect starts recording.

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When using an HDD camcorder

When the contents of the HDD camcorder do not fit onto a single disc, a disc will be finalized once it becomes full, and a message will appear in the display window. Remove the completed disc, and insert a blank disc.

Recording will resume automatically.

When using a DV camcorder.

When a blank portion of the DV tape is reached, recording automatically stops and the (Record) button dims.

When recording is complete, the disc is automatically ejected. The video

DVD is completed, and you can now play it on DVD players or the DVD drives of computers.

To stop recording

When using an HDD camcorder

You cannot stop while recording is in progress. You can only stop recording by pressing the (Stop) button after a disc becomes full.

When using a DVD camcorder

You cannot stop while recording is in progress.

When using a DV camcorder

Press the (Stop) button. Playback on the DV camcorder will also stop automatically.

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Incremental Recording

After the video contents of an HDD camcorder are recorded onto a disc, additional video taken with the same HDD camcorder can be recorded onto a disc without recording the previous contents again.

1

Press the

1

(Power) button to turn on the DVDirect.

A message prompting you to insert a disc appears in the display window.

2

Insert a disc (page 17).

The DVDirect starts reading the inserted disc.

3

Turn on the HDD camcorder, and set it to PLAY/EDIT mode.

4

Connect the camera to the DVDirect.

Connect the camera’s USB connector (Type mini B) to the DVDirect’s

USB connector (Type A) using a USB cable (not supplied).

USB cable (not supplied)

Note

The USB cable supplied with the DVDirect cannot be used to connect to an HDD or

DVD camcorder as the shape of the camera’s connector is different.

After connecting the USB cable, the USB SELECT screen appears in the camera’s LCD screen.

5

Touch [HDD] on the camera’s LCD screen.

60min

USB SELECT

DVD

BURN

PictBridge

PRINT

HDD

END

Once you touch [HDD], the DVDirect detects the connected camera, and the display window on the DVDirect changes.

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6

Press < or , to switch the recording mode.

Pressing

<

or

,

switches the recording mode displayed in the top right of the display window. For Incremental Recording, press < or , until

[Incremental] displays.

Recording mode

Number of required discs

7

Press the (Record) button to start recording.

Recording begins for the portion of the camera’s video content recorded after the previous burning to disc.

During recording, the progress appears in the display window.

Current disc/number of required discs

When all of the new content of the HDD camcorder is recorded, recording automatically stops and the (Record) button dims. Press the RETURN button to go back to the main menu.

Notes

• If the HDD camcorder does not contain new video (all of the video contents have already been recorded onto a DVD), Incremental Recording is not available. In such a case, only Full Recording is available.

• When the contents of the HDD camcorder do not fit on a single disc, the disc will be finalized once it becomes full, and a message will appear in the display window.

Remove the completed disc, and insert a blank disc. Recording will resume automatically.

8

Press the (Eject) button.

A message asking whether to finalize the disc just recorded on appears.

9

Select whether to finalize the disc.

For details on finalizing discs, see “What is ‘finalize disc’?” (page 66).

To finalize the disc:

Select [Yes] and press the (Select) button. A confirmation message will appear, so select [Yes] and press the (Select) button again. Disc finalization will begin, and the process may take a few minutes.

When finalization is finished, the disc is ejected and the video DVD is completed. You can now play the disc on DVD players or the DVD drives of computers.

To not finalize the disc:

Select [No] and press the (Select) button. The disc will be ejected without finalization. This disc is not completed yet, and it cannot be played with other DVD players or DVD drives of computers.

Hint

If you eject a disc without finalizing after videos have been recorded, you can add videos onto the same disc later.

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To stop recording

You cannot stop while recording is in progress. You can only stop recording by pressing the (Stop) button after a disc becomes full.

Note on Incremental Recording

Always use the 1 (Power) button to turn off the DVDirect after Incremental

Recording is finished. If you turn off the power by pulling out the AC power cord, the DVDirect will not be able to detect newly taken video properly, and

Incremental Recording will not be possible the next time you attempt to perform it.

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Consolidation Recording

When you have multiple 8-cm discs containing video taken with a DVD camcorder, you can consolidate and record the video onto the corresponding number of 12-cm discs.

1

Press the

1

(Power) button to turn on the DVDirect.

A message prompting you to insert a disc appears in the display window.

2

Insert a disc (page 17).

The DVDirect starts reading the inserted disc.

3

Turn on the camera, and set it to playback mode.

For most cameras, switch the power/mode button to the playback or

PLAY/EDIT mode to perform recording. For details, refer to the operating instructions for your camera.

4

Connect the DVD camcorder to the DVDirect.

Connect the camera’s USB connector (Type mini B) to the DVDirect’s

USB connector (Type A) using a USB cable (not supplied).

USB cable (not supplied)

Note

The USB cable supplied with the DVDirect cannot be used to connect to an HDD or

DVD camcorder as the shape of the camera’s connector is different.

After connecting the USB cable, the USB SELECT screen appears in the camera’s LCD screen.

5

Touch [ COMPUTER] on the camera’s LCD screen.

60min

USB SELECT

END

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Once you touch [ COMPUTER], the DVDirect detects the connected camera, and the display window on the DVDirect changes.

Note

Depending on the DVD camcorder you are using, the above USB SELECT screen may not appear automatically and settings configuration for USB connection may be required beforehand. Refer to the section on connecting to computers in the operating instructions for your camcorder when configuring settings on the camcorder.

6

Press

<

or

,

to switch the recording mode.

Pressing

<

or

,

switches the recording mode displayed in the top right of the display window. For Consolidation Recording, press < or , until

[Consolidation] displays.

Recording mode

7

Press the (Record) button to start recording.

During recording, the progress appears in the display window.

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Recording automatically stops and the (Record) button dims. Press the

RETURN button to go back to the main menu.

Hint

To consolidate the video contents of another 8-cm disc onto the current disc, replace the

8-cm disc in the DVD camcorder with the other 8-cm disc, and press the (Record) button on the DVDirect.

8

Press the (Eject) button.

A message asking whether to finalize the disc just recorded on appears.

9

Select whether to finalize the disc.

For details on finalizing discs, see “What is ‘finalize disc’?” (page 66).

To finalize the disc:

Select [Yes] and press the (Select) button. A confirmation message will appear, so select [Yes] and press the (Select) button again. Disc finalization will begin, and the process may take a few minutes.

When finalization is finished, the disc is ejected and the video DVD is completed. You can now play the disc on DVD players or the DVD drives of computers.

To not finalize the disc:

Select [No] and press the (Select) button. The disc will be ejected without finalization. This disc is not completed yet, and it cannot be played with other DVD players or DVD drives of computers.

Hint

If you eject a disc without finalizing after videos have been recorded, you can consolidate videos recorded on other 8-cm DVDs onto the same disc later.

Note

You cannot stop while recording is in progress. Wait until it stops automatically.

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Normal Video Recording

To burn video from a video device such as a VCR or DVR onto a disc, connect the device to the DVDirect via an S-video or AV cable. Operate the video device to play back the portion you want to record, and use the (Record) and (Stop) buttons on the DVDirect to record. You can use the same operation to record from a DV camcorder connected to the DVDirect via a DV

(i.LINK) cable.

1

Press the 1 (Power) button to turn on the DVDirect.

A message prompting you to insert a disc appears in the display window.

2

Insert a disc (page 17).

The DVDirect starts reading the inserted disc.

3

Turn on the camera or video device, and set it to playback mode.

For most cameras, switch the power/mode button to the playback, PLAY/

EDIT, or VTR mode to play the tape or perform recording. For details, refer to the operating instructions for your camera.

4

Connect the camera or video device to the DVDirect.

When connecting a DV camcorder using a DV (i.LINK) cable

Connect the camera’s DV connector to the DVDirect’s DV IN connector using a DV (i.LINK) cable (not supplied).

DV (i.LINK) cable (not supplied)

When connecting a video device using an AV or S-video cable

Use an AV or S-video cable (both not supplied) when connecting a video device such as a VCR or DVR to the DVDirect.

Note

Regardless of which of the two cables is used, recording is always performed with normal video recording.

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For AV cables:

Connect the video device’s audio/video output connectors to the

DVDirect’s AUDIO IN/VIDEO IN connectors using the AV cable (not supplied).

To audio/video output or

AV cable (not supplied)

Hint

The connectors on a video device differ depending on the device. Refer to the operating instructions for your device, and use the appropriate AV cable.

For S-video cables:

Connect the video device’s S-video out connector to the DVDirect’s S

VIDEO IN connector using the S-video cable (not supplied). You must also connect an audio cable for audio input.

To audio/S-video output

Audio cable

(not supplied)

S-video cable (not supplied)

Hint

If your video device has an S-video connector, use an S-video cable for improved picture quality (compared to video cable quality).

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5

Operate the camera or video device to start playback of video.

The following appears in the DVDirect’s display window.

REC quality

Remaining time

Hint

The DVDirect detects and selects video input signals automatically when you play back video from the connected video device. You can view the video playback in the display window with the selected input source displayed in the top left.

DV

,

DVD :

Video , DVD :

S-Video

,

DVD :

DV IN is detected.

VIDEO IN is detected.

S VIDEO IN is detected.

If the correct input source is not selected (or if the video playback does not display), press

M

or m

to select the correct input manually.

6

Press the (Record) button to start recording.

Dubbing from the camera or video device starts. During recording,

[Recording] appears in the display window as the video is played back.

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Recording time

Note

If you stop playback on the camera or video device during recording (or the video signal is interrupted), the DVDirect pauses recording and the (Record) button flashes slowly. To resume recording, restart playback on the video device. If no video signal is detected for 2 minutes, recording stops.

7

Press the (Stop) button to stop recording.

Wait a moment until the display window changes.

8

To record additional video, repeat steps 5 to 7.

9

When you are finished recording, press the RETURN button to go back to the main menu, and press the (Eject) button.

A message asking whether to finalize the disc just recorded on appears.

Hint

This message will not appear when using a DVD+RW disc. (DVD+RW discs are automatically finalized and ejected.)

10

Select whether to finalize the disc.

For details on finalizing discs, see “What is ‘finalize disc’?” (page 66).

To finalize the disc:

Select [Yes] and press the (Select) button. A confirmation message will appear, so select [Yes] and press the (Select) button again. Disc finalization will begin, and the process may take a few minutes.

When finalization is finished, the disc is ejected and the video DVD is completed. You can now play the disc on DVD players or the DVD drives of computers.

To not finalize the disc:

Select [No] and press the (Select) button. The disc will be ejected without finalization. This disc is not completed yet, and it cannot be played on other DVD players or the DVD drives of computers.

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Previewing a Video DVD

You can play back and check a video DVD burned with the DVDirect in the display window on the top of the unit.

Notes

Sound cannot be heard when previewing the disc on the DVDirect.

You cannot output video images to external devices such as TVs.

You cannot play back a disc recorded on a device other than the DVDirect or with commercial DVD software.

1

Press the 1 (Power) button to turn on the DVDirect.

The display window turns on.

2

Press < to display the main menu. Press M or m to select [DVD

Video Preview], and then press the (Select) button.

3

Insert a video DVD created with the DVDirect.

After the disc is finished being read, its contents are displayed in the display window.

When a finalized disc is inserted:

The video titles recorded on the disc appear in the display window.

Press

M

, m

,

<

, or

,

to select the title you want to view, and press the

(Select) button. The selected title starts to play. To stop playback, press the (Stop) button.

Selected title (highlighted in yellow)

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When a disc that has not been finalized is inserted:

The last title on the disc starts to play automatically.

Current title number/total title number

Press

<

or

,

to select the title you want to view. To stop playback, press the (Stop) button.

Hints

• When a DVD+RW disc is inserted, the video titles appear in the display window, as in the case of finalized discs.

• If you insert a finalized video DVD immediately after turning on the DVDirect, auto setup navigation activates and the video titles recorded on the disc appear in the display window automatically.

• For details on titles, see “Titles and chapters” (page 26).

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