Loading a disc into the DC10 or DC20 DVD camcorders

Article ID: ART154388 | Date published: 06/09/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


Loading a disc into the DC10 or DC20 DVD camcorders


Loading a Disc

Reviewing and Searching when Recording

Use only Mini DVD (8 cm / 3 in.) discs marked with the DVD-R/RW logo . Use a soft lens-cleaning cloth to remove any fingerprints, dirt buildup or smudges from the disc surface.
  1. Turn on the camcorder (CAMERA or PLAY).
  2. Push the <OPEN> button and gently open the disc cover fully until it stops.
    Retract the grip belt under the camcorder so it will not get in the way of the disc cover.
  3. Insert the disc with the label side facing out and press its center firmly until it clicks in place.
  4. Close the disc cover.
    Do not force the cover closed if the disc is not correctly inserted and firmly set in place.

When using a DVD-R:
You can start recording as soon as the "LOADING DISC" display disappears.

When using a DVD-RW:
You need to format the disc before you can start recording. The Disc Format screen will appear when a DVD-RW is first inserted.

  1. Use the omni selector (,) to select the disc specification desired and press () to make the selection. For a comparison between the specifications "VIDEO" and "VR" see below.
  2. A confirmation message will appear on the screen. Use the omni selector (,) to choose [YES] and press () to start formatting the disc.
  3. Avoid moving the camcorder while the disc formatting is in progress.

DVD discs come in various types and in two sizes- the more common 12cm (5in.) and 8cm (3in.) MiniDVD's. This camcorder uses 8cm (3in.) DVD-R discs like the one supplied in the box or DVD-RW discs (not included).

Can be recorded only once.
You cannot edit or delete the recordings.

You can record on it many times.
You can delete scenes or initialize the disc and start recording again.

VIDEO mode (DVD-R and DVD-RW discs)

Once finalized, a disc recorded in VIDEO mode will play in most common DVD players. However, you cannont edit the recordings.

VR mode (DVD-RW only)

You can easily edit the recordings. However, you will only be able to play the disc with DVD-RW compatible players.

  • Recommended Discs:This camcorder's performance was tested using the supplied discs and Hitachi-Maxell HG-series DVD discs. For use of other DVD media, contact the disc manufacturer's customer support center.
  • Attempting to record or play in this camcorder DVD discs that were recorded, initialized, edited, or finalized with other digital devices may result in lost data.
  • You need to initialize newly bought DVD-RW discs with this camcorder before using them for the first time.

Reviewing and Searching when Recording

You can review the last few seconds of your recording (record review). You can also review your recordings in fast playback (record search).

Record Review

In record pause mode:
Press and release the (record review) button.
The camcorder plays back the last few seconds recorded, and returns to record pause mode.

Record Search

In record pause mode:
Press and hold the + button (forward) or - button (reverse).

  • Release the button when you wish to begin recording.
  • The camcorder returns to record pause mode.



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