AVCHD, or Audio and Video Compression for High Definition, is a video format that is jointly developed by Sony and Panasonic, primarily for use in high definition consumer camcorders. If you have a few of AVCHD videos and want to watch with DVD players connected with TV on the big screen, or to keep the movies, share with friends and family, burn AVCHD to DVD is a good choice.
To burn AVCHD files to DVD, you need a DVD burner that can convert AVCHD to DVD on Mac OS X(including Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard). Nero and DVD Creator for Mac are your solutions. Nero is a powerful DVD Burner that performs many functions and is a bit complicated. However, Nero is only compatible with the Windows operating system. You'll need a full version of the Windows operating system and Parallels Desktop to install and run Nero on Apple computers. If you are using Windows and want to burn AVCHD to DVD, you can refer to DVD Creator for Windows.
As an alternative, DVD Creator for Mac is much more user-friendly and meets all your needs like burn videos and photo slideshows to DVD, add DVD menu, edit videos and pictures, add transitions and effect, etc.
Just click "+" button to import recorded AVCHD files to this program or simply drag and drop them to it. And rearrange the file list by using the up-down arrows.
Tips: You can freely drag and drop the thumbnail to merge or split the video files.
To personalize your DVD files, you can edit the video files and slideshows as well by clicking "Edit" button. For video files, you can crop the frame size, trim into several clips, append effects, add picture/text watermark and rotate.
This Mac DVD Creator also allows you to create your own DVD menu with rich selections of DVD menu template. Simply click "Menu" button to select one and set the "Frame", "Button" and "Text" to customize your DVD menu.
After all necessary settings, you need to insert a blank or rewritable disc to your Mac if you want to burn video files on DVD disc. Or you can simply convert the videos to DVD folder, .dvdmedia or ISO file on your Mac for later burning.
That is it! Now, with AVCHD burned onto the DVD, you can easily play your videos on your home DVD player.