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Old March 6th, 2006, 05:04 PM   #1
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"Recording Prohibited" from Mini DV Tapes

Hey there,

I was wondering if anyone has ever encountered a message on their DVD burner that said "Recording Prohibited" from trying to burn footage from a mini dv tape. i've done it before many, many times without this problem.. i use the sony dv direct burner and trying to to do this from someone else's tape. the manual said it may be copyrighted. does this mean i would need to contact the person who shot the footage to have them decrypt it?

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Old March 6th, 2006, 11:41 PM   #2
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MiniDV does support some type of copy protection, but I don't know how one enables it. However, If you hook your camcorder up to a VCR or DVD Player using the AV-IN function and try to record a commercial tape you will get that same message.

I don't think getting permission will be enough. You'll need a new tape!
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Old March 7th, 2006, 12:59 AM   #3
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Thanks Boyd

Thanks for the info Boyd. I guess I will have to contact the person who recorded the footage.. i'm not sure how she set the copyright protection, and hopefully she will be able to unblock it.
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Old March 7th, 2006, 05:29 AM   #4
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If you capture the footage into a PC, render to mpeg2 and then burn to DVD, you should be OK.

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