Sony DCR-DVD 105

UPDATED: 01/06/07

This is my new toy, the Sony DCR-DVD 105. My wife and I got it as a gift from my in-laws.

Most of the reviews that I read for this product were positive and in CNET.com, the average user rating for this product was 7, which is not bad. What ‘s consistent among all the reviews was the great video, audio quality and its 20x optical zoom. The only problems I read about it were transferring the video and editing the video in the PC. The Sony DCR-DVD 105 doesn’t have a Firewire or USB port coz all files are saved into the DVD and customers complain about the software provided which is Nero Express 6.

I Google searched about this and found suggestions on how to transfer and edit the video files but they didn’t provide a clear solution to it. So what I did was make a short recording using the camcorder, finalized the disc and loaded it into my PC. I looked for the VOB file and copied it into the PC and converted it into a WMV file using WinAVI Video Converter. Then I edited the WMV file using Ulead Video Studio 10.

Transferring files to PC:
1. Load finalized disc into CD-ROM
2. Browse disc and search for VOB or JPEG files
3. Copy & paste to any folder in your hard drive
(VOB files can be opened using Cyberlink PowerDVD or any DVD playing program)

Editing video files in your PC:

You’ll need:
1. video converter
2. video editing software

Steps:
1. Load finalized disc into CD-ROM.
2. Browse through the disc and look for the VOB file/s.
3. Using a video converter, convert the VOB file to AVI, MPEG or WMV file.
4. Edit the file (AVI, MPEG or WMV) using the video editing software.

There are video converters and video editing software that you can download for free. All you have to do is do a search in Google. Another option is todownload the trial version of commercial products. If you’re looking for the Picture Perfect software, leave a comment or contact me and I’ll tell you where you could get it.

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92 Comments

  • janice, January 28, 2011 @ 1:49 PM Reply

    I am having a difficult time transferring my handycam recording onto a standard size disk from my computer. My sony dvd model #davfx10 dvd player doesn’t record. I am not very up to date with such things and the reference guide well i am lost.

    Is there another type of recorder/ or player i could use to transfer the dvd105 handycam disk on to another disk. I would like to view and record my grandchildrens recordings.

    please help

  • gusaie71, March 14, 2010 @ 7:06 AM Reply

    How to link Sony Camcorder miniDVD to the computer for editing and then burning onto normal size DVD? I bear a blotto of MiniDVDs from my Sony Camcorder and I wuld like to delete them on the computer somehow. The included CD is tripe. I necessarily about dear software that will contract this format, blue-pencil it and burn it onto DVD. Whatever it is, refer me! I will learn all suggestions hopefully.

  • Richard, February 14, 2010 @ 7:47 AM Reply

    I like the idea of the camcorder and just saw one on eBay for a nominal price. But I am wondering about the ¨bulk¨ of it now that we have smaller cameras that I can easily transfer to my computer. We´ll see. Thanks for the review.

  • Aryana, January 12, 2010 @ 7:17 AM Reply

    It should have finalized your DVD before you ejected it, so you should be able to put it into your computer.. You will have VOB’s files so you wouldn’t be able to edit them.. I have figured out how to convert them to video on a DVD but I am not at home so I can not tell you what I use but will update you when I can.. I suggest you check your DVD and see if you can get the video’s off before you format.. Good luck.

  • Tracy, January 11, 2010 @ 1:28 PM Reply

    Hi there,
    Could you possibly help with a problem with my DCR-DVD106. I removed the DVD+RW minidisc before finalizing, and now when I put in the DVD to finalize, i’m only being prompted for formatting……can’t view my vid’s anymore, and panicking that they may be lost for good……..

  • Mrs.G, October 18, 2009 @ 6:37 PM Reply

    hey,
    I have to tell you right off the bat, you’re the only guy so far who has shined a bit o’ lite on this whole…handycam malfunction situation..so THANK YOU! What kinds of software can I use with Windows Vista (coverters and editors)?

  • Jen Crude, August 16, 2009 @ 6:34 PM Reply

    my files come out to be VRO not VOB and i cannot edit indivdual clips can you help please

  • Used car sale, March 26, 2009 @ 12:44 AM Reply

    Can i borrow that video cam? Just joking.

    May i ask my cost of adding 125×125 bannner in your site?
    Pwede P100 monthly

  • Aryana, December 7, 2008 @ 9:02 PM Reply

    I need your help, I taped my daughters Christmas play, and I cant seem to edit the file.. I was hoping you could help since you seem to have the same camera.. Any suggestions would be great.. One is a VOR file, and two others are VOB nothing I seem to download will edit them.. They are also playing only part of the file.. I know both are at least 15 minutes long, although its only showing about the first 50 secs. Thanks

  • ruffeteg, October 17, 2008 @ 6:13 AM Reply

    Hello, In case you do not find the software (Sony was refusing to send it to me), the Super Video Editor deals greatly with the Sony files recorded on the camera.
    I have got something called ImageMixer I downloaded Pixela ImageMixer from god knows where if this is what you are looking for we can figure out something but you see I myself has lost the CD and have no idea what was on it.
    Perfect Yello

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