“Can I create a movie DVD with the AVCHD files that I filmed with a Sony camera?”
“How to convert the AVCHD files from a Sony hard drive to a DVD for collection and backup?”
The above two questions are the ones that some Sony fans reported in Quora. As a home-movie creator, after filming with a Sony camera, you may burn the Sony AVCHD videos to a DVD to create your personalized movie DVD. Also, if you store some AVCHD files in a hard drive, don’t hesitate and burn them to a DVD for backup or creation.
In this tutorial, we will be checking some critical steps about burning the AVCHD files to a DVD. Hopefully, you’ll be one step closer to a home-movie creator with this tutorial.
What is AVCHD?
Released by Sony and Panasonic in 2006, the AVCHD (Advanced Video Codec High Definition) is a video compression technology designed for AVCHD-compatible digital video cameras to film high-definition videos.
Using H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding standard that is the same as MP4, the AVCHD format can film up-to-1080p and hours-long videos in a minimized file scale.
Better yet, an AVCHD file is highly compatible with most memorizers and optical discs, including USB hard drives, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, computer hard drives, which enables the AVCHD formatted files to be more convenient for mobile storage.
Preparations before burning the AVCHD files
The followings are the items that you should prepare before starting to burn AVCHD files to a DVD.
Upload your AVCHD files to a computer
We need to carry on a DVD burning on a computer, so before starting, you need to upload the AVCHD files to your computer if you still keep the AVCHD files in a hard drive or a memory card.
Prepare a DVD+RW/-RW disc
A suitable blank DVD+RW/-RW disc is the must-have optical disc storage type to burn AVCHD files to a DVD.
Superior to all the DVD types, a DVD+RW or DVD-RW can save most digital files, AVCHD included, and play on every DVD/BD player and computer disc drive. Also, you’re available to rewrite the disc 1,000 times.
Download a DVD Burner application
You’d better not drag the AVCHD files to the DVD or just using Copy and Paste features on your computer OS. If you do, errors will very likely to strike you and affect the quality of the videos.
A DVD Burner program is the key to a successful AVCHD-to-DVD creation. You need to download one on your computer to help you complete a movie DVD burning.
Have no idea which DVD Burner you should pick up? Well, try the famous and powerful DVD Creator.
How to burn AVCHD files to a DVD
Let’s go through the steps of burning AVCHD files to a DVD.
Add the AVCHD files to DVD Creator
Insert the blank DVD into the disc tray of your computer and launch DVD Creator. Choose to burn DVD Disc on the initial interface.
Hit the Add Media File(s) button. Select the AVCHD files you’re about to burn to a DVD.
You may add multiple files at a time, DVD Creator can burn up-to-50 files to a DVD simultaneously.
Design your DVD
Next, the DVD Creator will all the added files. You may tick the files, and decide the audio and subtitle of the movie.
Hit Next to proceed.
Then, the DVD Creator will prompt you to design the Menu of the DVD. Here, you may adjust the position of buttons, add a template, modify the opening scene, and add background music.
Anyway, do whatever you want to make your DVD more stylish.
Burn AVCHD files to DVD
Once everything is set, hit Preview to check out the performance of the DVD. Then, hit Burn to initiate the process.
When the process is complete, you’ll have a movie DVD burned by your AVCHD files. Note that DVD is not the symbol of duration, make sure you use, store, and handle it with care and patient.