Sony dvd recorder format discs using pc

I was wondering if there is a way I could format dvds to be used striaght away with the dvd recorder using my dvd burner on my pc ? Trouble is my parents are that technology advanced and they can’t remember instructions.

You mean DVD+RW & DVD-RW?

yeah. So When I record using the formatted dvd I don’t have to format it again using the dvd recorder.