How to Convert AVCHD to DVD in Mac/Win (Windows 8 included)
"I have many short family videos on my Sony HDR-SR1 hard drive and they are all in AVCHD format. Now I want to burn these AVCHD videos to DVD to backup these precious family videos. How can i burn AVCHD to DVD so that they can play on any standard DVD player?"
Many people are confused about how to convert AVCHD to DVD. Actually, all you need is a solid and easy to use DVD burner to convert AVCHD files to DVD format for playback on any standard DVD player. To do this job, we at Wondershare naturually recommend DVD Creator (Windows 8 supported) and DVD Creator for Mac (Mountain Lion supported). With this DVD maker, you can easily burn all popular videos, slideshows, and photos to DVD with excellent quality. What's more, the imbedded editing functions and free menu templates can help to touch up your video DVD instantly. Download the right version according to your operating system and walk through below detailed guide.
Download AVCHD to DVD Converter to burn standard DVD disc.
Note: Below guide takes the Windows screenshots. If you want converting AVCHD to DVD in Mac, please refer to the Mac users' guide.
1 Transfer AVCHD videos to computer
AVCHD videos can be recorded to many different media, including hard drive, flash drive, DVD, etc. Below are the general methods to transfer AVCHD video files to computer.
- Hard Drive Camcorder: Just works as hard drive in your computer. Usually uses USB cable/FireWire/HDMI to transfer AVCHD videos to computer's hard drive.
- Flash Drive Camcorder: Uses USB cable for built-in Flash memory camcorder while card reader for external SD card or MemoryStick card.
- DVD Camcorder: Some AVCHD camcorder can burn video to DVD, which could be played with home DVD player. You need a Video Converter to transfer those recorder video to computer.
2 Import AVCHD video clips
AVCHD videos usually have filename externsion of M2TS, M2T, or MTS. Click 'Import' to add AVCHD videos on computer or drag videos to the program from File Explorer. When complete, preview the videos in the right viewing window. On the right source window, you are free to organize the videos order and set titlesets. Photo importing is also supported to make a slideshow movie with Camcorder photos to burn to DVD.
3 Edit AVCHD videos and customize DVD menus (optional)
Wondershare DVD Creator (Windows 8 supported) enables you to crop and trim videos to focus on a certain part, rotate videos and adjust video effects to achieve a better visual effect, add watermarks to illustrate the scenes, etc.
DVD menu is optional for DVD. However, a DVD menu will make your video content better organized. This AVCHD burner provides 50+ ready-to-use templates, just pick your favourite and further customize it. For a personalized DVD menu, you can change the menu buttons, thumbnails, add background music, custom background image, etc.
4 Start AVCHD burning
Now you can preview your entire DVD movie project to ensure everything is perfect. If so, insert a blank DVD disc into DVD drive, and switch to "Burn" tab. You can make several settings there before starting to write AVCHD files to DVD. Select the output format from "Burn to" list and hit "Start" button.
Done. With just a few clicks, you can create DVD from AVCHD files with gorgeous DVD menus and eye-catching video effects. Just enjoy the AVCHD videos and movies on your big TV screen!
Watch the step-by-step video tutorial below:
More about AVCHD
AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a format for the recording and playback of high definition video. High Definition camcorder (also named AVCHD camcorder with 720p or 1080p) is becoming more and more popular since it gives users a better visual enjoyment . As the creators of AVCHD, Panasonic and Sony are keen to support AVCHD files playback in their Blu-ray players. The AVCHD file extension can be .mts, .m2ts, .tp, .mod, .trp, etc. AVCHD records video at a range of resolutions including 1080p, 1080i and 720p. When burning AVCHD to DVD, select "High Quality" in the burning parameters to ensure the video quality.
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