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Canon DW100 DVD Burner

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by Tara W.
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Copy your standard-def and high-definition home movies with the Canon DW100. Connect a compatible Canon camcorder using the cam's USB cable and transfer your footage straight to DVD — without using a computer. And you can transfer photos to DVD, too.

Archive your high-def videos
Use the DW100 to burn copies of your HD videos to standard DVDs, if you have a high-def Canon camcorder that uses the AVCHD™ recording format. You can watch these discs by connecting the DW100 to your camcorder, then hooking up the camcorder's audio/video cable to your TV. You can also play the discs in an AVCHD-compatible Blu-ray Disc™ player.

Read our staff review: Making movies with the Canon DW100 Digital Video Recorder

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Highlights:

  • records high-definition and standard-definition video to DVD from select Canon camcorders
  • viewing high-definition recordings requires connecting DVD burner to camcorder and camcorder to TV
  • playback of high-definition recordings requires an AVCHD-compatible Blu-ray Disc™ player — not possible on a standard DVD player
  • records to DVD-R, DVD-RW, and DVD-R DL (dual-layer) discs
  • records digital photos to DVD from select Canon camcorders
  • high-speed USB interface (USB cable not included)
  • 7-1/8"W x 2-3/4"H x 11"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

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  • DVD burner
  • PA-V16 AC adapter with attached 57" DC cord
  • 6.5' AC cord
  • HG10 System Update Disc Ver.1.0
  • DVD-Burner Instruction Booklet (English/French/Spanish)
  • System Update Disc installation instructions (English/French/Spanish)
  • Limited Warranty card
  • "Error Messages" note
  • "About DVD-R DL discs" note

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Features

Overview: The Canon DW-100 DVD Burner can be connected directly to your compatible Canon hard-disk-drive or flash-memory  camcorder. The DW-100 DVD Burner was designed to provide data backup for Canon hard-disk-drive and flash-memory camcorders, allowing you to download video and burn AVCHD or Standard Definition DVDs. When finalizing AVCHD or Standard Definition video from your camcorder, the DW-100 can also create a menu screen. Still images captured in your compatible Canon camcorder can also be sent to the DW-100 so you can create a "Photo Movie". The DW-100 will also play back the AVCHD discs created in the burner on an HDTV monitor through your compatible Canon HDD or flash-memory camcorder.

Note: AVCHD discs containing scenes recorded in MXP mode cannot be created with the DW-100 DVD Burner. Movies recorded in MXP mode can be copied to Blu-ray discs or a PC's hard disk drive using the ImageMixer 3 SE software bundled with the camcorder.

Camcorder Compatibility: The Canon DW-100 is compatible with the following Canon HDD and flash-memory camcorders (as of Sept 2010):

Standard Definition Camcorders VIXIA High Definition Camcorders
FS 10
FS 100
FS 11
FS 20
FS 200
FS20 RFD
FS 21
FS 22
FS 30
FS 300
FS 31
HF M30
HF M300
HF M31
HF M32
HF R10
HF R100
HF R11
HF S10
HF S100
HF S11
HF S20
HF S200
HF S 21
HF 10
HF 100
HF 11
HF 20
HF 200
HF 21
HG10
HG 20
HG 21

Recordable/Playable Discs: The DW-100 DVD Burner supports the following 12 cm DVD-disc formats: DVD-R, DVD-R DL, and DVD-RW. The table below give a rough estimate of the recordable time on one side of a 12 cm disc:

AVCHD Discs
Recording Mode Approximate Recordable Time
DVD-R, DVD-RW DVD-R DL
FXP 30 min 50 min
HXP 35 min 60 min
XP+ 45 min 80 min
XP 60 min 105 min
SP 80 min 140 min
LP 100 min 180 min
Standard Definition Discs
Recording Mode Approximate Recordable Time
DVD-R, DVD-RW DVD-R DL
XP 60 min 105 min
SP 90 min 160 min
LP 180 min 320 min

Note: Only AVCHD discs created with this burner can be played back on this burner.

Recording Speed: The time required to create discs on this burner depends on the number of scenes and the original recording mode used when recording them with your camcorder. The time below are estimates for recording 60 minutes worth of movie on 12-cm discs (4.7 GB per side of DVD-R discs):

AVCHD Discs
Recording Mode Required Time (approximately)
FXP (17 Mbps) 40 min
HXP (15 Mbps) 35 min
XP+ (12 Mbps) 30 min
XP (9 Mbps) 20 min
SP (7 Mbps) 20 min
LP (5 Mbps) 15 min
Standard Definition Discs
Recording Mode Required Time (approximately)
XP 25 min
SP 20 min
LP 10 min

Note: When recording AVCHD, two discs are required in FXP, HXP and XP+ modes. With DVD-R DL discs, about 55 minutes are required, regardless of original recording mode when recording Standard-definition video.

Controls And Connections: The DW-100 is easy to use and only consists of the following three control buttons - Power, Record and Eject. These three buttons are all you need to backup your video along with a simple USB connection to your camcorder using an optional USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable (sold separately or supplied with your camcorder). The DW-100 features a USB type-A port (USB cable not supplied).

Backup Options: You can choose from three data backup methods with the DW-100. The entire media file may be transferred from the camcorder; or just those portions which are new or have changed; or your Playlist registration. All of these are available for both High Definition or Standard Definition footage. It's also possible to transfer photos taken on your Canon camcorder. The DW-100s Photomovie creation function will convert all JPEG files into a photomovie for storage or for viewing on your television.

AVCHD Playback: You may use your AVCHD camcorder along with the DW-100 to play back AVCHD discs which have been created in the DW-100 on your HDTV monitor. Just connect the burner to your Canon VIXIA high definitioncamcorder via USB and use the HDMI or Component terminal on the camcorder to connect with your HDTV to view the content of the disc.

Note: If not using the DW-100 for playback, an AVCHD-compatible Blu-ray Disc player is required to playback high-definition recordings (high-definition AVCHD recordings cannot be played back on a standard DVD player).

 
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4 out of 5

Canon DW100 DVD Burner

Written By TedG, Vinton, Iowa on Monday, February 14, 2011
 
The DW100 works great, is simple to use, but with limits. I knew something was missing when I looked at it, but I couldn't put my finger on it right away. Where's the record speed select? SP,LP, etc? Oops - there isn't one! My assumption, or conclusion is that the record quality 'speed' is automatically selected according to the record quality setting of the camcorder when the video is shot; or did I miss something? This setting will determine how much record time you will have on the disc. That could be a problem for some applications. I am a broadcast engineer veteran of 37 years. I like to have a good handle on my equipment so that I can obtain maximum quality. Yes, I'm fussy! The DW100 doesn't give you much control over recording parameters. Maybe that's a good thing? But it does deliver GREAT video and audio when the record button is pressed. Totally noise free, artifact free, clean video. A good buy for the price.
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5 out of 5

Make A DVD Gift For Your Family and Friends!

Written By Gale B., Pine Grove, Ca. on Tuesday, September 21, 2010
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I purchased this along with the Canon Hf S20 Dual Flash camcorder for my grandson. He can make a DVD of the family to insert in a Christmas card for other family members and friends.. Makes a nice gift. Everyone loves a personal gift.

Great little DVD recorder and makes beautiful DVD's. Crutchfield is my most trusted source for electronics. They get pleasure out of seeing you happy with your purchase and stand behind everything!
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3 out of 5

my fault

Written By dan, colorado on Thursday, September 16, 2010
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I bought this burner hoping to be able to copy my HD camcorder videos onto DVDs. I guess I was confused about the upconverting and all that. Turns out that it can't burn any movie that was recorded in 24fps. I guess I'll have to spend a lot more money for something like that.
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