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How to Burn Camcorder AVCHD Video to DVD

I often read the post that people asking question about AVCHD video format and I just picked a typical one: "I bought a new SONY HD digital camera and when I record videos (AVCHD) it will not play on my computer and anywhere except in the camera. How can I convert AVCHD to DVD format and create DVD from AVCHD Video. I appreciate your help." I am going to solve this question through this guide.

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition is a HD video format for recording HD video. it was co-developed by Sony and Panasonic. AVCHD has been designed to be compatible with Blu-ray format. It means that you can burn AVCHD to Blu-ray DVD directly with DVD authoring software, though not all Blu-ray Disc players are compatible with AVCHD discs. However, standard DVD still dominated entire DVD world, it's cheap to buy a blank standard DVD disc (while HD DVD costs about $10 for each), and most of family have the DVD payer.

Burn camcorder AVCHD video to DVD

This guild is about how to convert AVCHD Video to DVD, burn AVCHD to DVD for playback on home DVD player and large Screen TV or for Backup. It only takes 3 steps to get done, and each step is simple, no advanced knowledge required. Ok, let's begin burning DVD from AVCHD videos.

The tool we need:
An AVCHD to DVD Converter Software - DVD Creator

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1 Download DVD creator and install it

Free Download DVD Creator. Once you've downloaded DVD Creator, follow the wizard to finish the installation. Get a blank DVD (DVD +R, DVD-R, DVD+RW or DVD-RW)) onto the rewritable DVD-ROM on your computer.

Note: Make sure The DVD-ROM have writing and recording functions.

2 Importing AVCHD videos

Now, we need to import AVCHD files that need to be burned onto a DVD. Select/drag the AVCHD file into the main interface of D DVD creator. You could check the video size on the measure bar on the bottom. Make sure the space doesn't exceed the total DVD capacity.

Burn camcorder AVCHD video to DVD - Screenshot

3 DVD Menu making

Click "Menu Template" to customize your DVD menu. There are different styles of built-in templates, frames and buttons for your choice. To apply a template, frame or button, you can just double click it. You can even add text, background music and background image to customize the menu.

Previewing AVCHD video

Just for make sure everything goes as your plan you could have a video preview before burning it to DVD.

4 Convert AVCHD to DVD

Now you can convert to DVD disk. Go to set TV Standard (PAL/NTSC) on "Setting" option and output Aspect Ratio (4:3/16:9) on "DVD setting bar". Click "Burn" and then select your DVD drive (if you have more than one DVD drive on PC) and Click "Start" to burn your project.

Burn camcorder AVCHD video to DVD

Tips: The volume of DVD use is shown on the bottom side. You can select DVD type of "D5" or "D9". If the video size is exceed the DVD capability you can reduce it by setting output quality. E.g. select "high quality" instead of "Best performance".

That it, now you should be able to burn AVCHD to DVD with DVD Creator. It's easier and faster than other ways. Moreover, the application also can burn AVI WMV MPEG MOV MKV FLV, etc Video to DVD Disc, and fully compatible with Windows 7 (DVD Creator MAC version is also available here). Now, just enjoy watching your own made AVCHD videos on home DVD player.

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