I have been trying to tackle this problem for 2 days.
I recorded around 20 minutes of video using a sony handycam DCR-DVD505 straight to mini-dvd. in the middle of recording the camera displayed "cannot recover disc data" on the view finder, and the camera shut off. I checked the disc inside and reseated it. then turned the camera back on. It acted like I just inserted a blank disc. But there is precisely 5/8" of "shaded" area burned onto the disc....and i also was able to play the video back on the camera before this happened so i know it recorded.
i have been attempting to use cd roller to recover what is on the disc, but it won't let me see the VOB files. And windows just keeps reporting that it is a blank disc.
Does anybody have a solution to this? I absolutely have to get this video off, as it is extremely important to my wife.
thank you to any expert that can help me out!