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    Posted: 24 Sep 2010 at 11:55am
I recently got back from vacation and took lots of video of my kids. Unfortunately I have been unable to extract one scene from the end of one mini dvd and all the videos from the other one. I have been able to extract all of the others fine. I looked that the surface, one is slighty scratched but it recorded fine. The other I see no visible signs of damage. Both will play fine in my dvd player dispite not allowing me to move them to my computer. Does anyone know how or where I might be able to get them moved? I live in SoCal and am not sure how to start searching for a service that could help me.
 
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  Quote ablahblah Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 Sep 2010 at 4:59pm
Well, recovery depends. How bad is the scratch? If you notice, there's a layer of polycarbonate or something on the disc that makes up most of the height of the disc. If the scratch is only up to that layer, you might be able to recover it. However, if the scratch is deep enough so that it actually reaches the actual reflective surface deep down on the disc itself, then you might be in trouble...
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  Quote maintyper Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 29 Sep 2010 at 12:40am
One of the disks is completly gone, it will not play on the dvd. However the funny thing is that the one with the scratch still plays in it's entirety on both the DVD and the computer DVD but will not transfer using the software. I am getting tired of the mini dvd sony camcorder I have and am considering an HD one with a hard drive or flash drive. If I did not re-invest in a Sony, what brand would you rec.?
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  Quote ablahblah Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Oct 2010 at 1:15am
I prefer SDHC card based camcorders, allow better expandability and modularity. SSD's in cams nowadays are super high cost anyways. Additionally, SDHC cards are now specc'd at a 2TB max, so that's obviously allowing much greater size flexibility. And you can interchange the cards.

honestly, i'm not the guy to talk to for camcorders, lol. for recording video, I would much prefer to have a high-res camera that's able to record 1080p, personal preference.


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  Quote maintyper Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Oct 2010 at 6:09pm
I appciaite the help. I am going to check it out. One thing I noticed is that the Flash Cards are very pricey but I guess there is some convienence of no moving parts and not having to plug the camcorder into the computer. I am for sure going to get an HD camcorder just have not figured out the format yet. I will probably look around at the reviews of some non-sony brands. The most frustrating thing with Sony is that you need their software to unload their video...
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  Quote venom Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Oct 2010 at 9:05pm
Canon makes really good stuff.  Might look into one of those HDD cameras too if SDHC is an issue.
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