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How to convert camcorder video to DVD/Blu-ray

Video camcorder is a really popular device for family. Video cameras make shooting videos became a fairly easy, quick and fun activity. You could take all of this wonderful video footage of your children, your puppies or parties.

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Almost all camcorders have USB interfaces which make transferring videos to your personal pc simple and easy. The videos taken on camcorders may can't play in Windows or Mac computer, without conversion, depending on the producer of the camcorder and the file format used to store clips on the device. However, even if the files are playable in Windows, most of camcorder files are not works with home DVD players without conversion. To begin with, there is no very simple answer for the format compatibility question and you don't have to understand everything about the file formats. Windows has all the software programs that you need to convert most camcorder files and burn them onto a home DVD player compatible disc.

It doesn't matter what camcorder you have, JVC, Sony, Panasonic, Flip or older camcorders, to start with you have to transfer video clips from your camcorder to laptop or computer. And then, you'll need a program to convert your video files to DVD supported MPEG-2 format before burning camcorder video to DVD, simply because normal DVD players don't know the camcorder videos such as MTS, AVCHD, MOD, TOD, MP4, AVI.

Here I highly recommend Leawo Blu-ray Creator to get this done. It can help you easily convert camcorder video to MPEG-2 format, and then burn them to DVDs (DVD-5, DVD-9) wtih 1 click. Furthermore, it's able to burn camcorder videos to Blu-ray discs (BD-25, BD-50) and creating ISO Image for future use. In case you need to convert camcorder video to DVD on Mac running Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Mac OS X Lion etc., turn to Wondershare DVD Creator for Mac.

Detailed steps of using Leawo Blu-ray Creator

Step1. Free download Leawo Blu-ray Creator, install and run it

Download Download DVD/Blu-ray Creator here

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Step2. Import camcorder video files

Start the program and hit the "Add" button to improt the camcorder video files that you want to burn into DVD disc. After loading, click the "Edit " button to start the "Video Edit Panel" where you can trim the length of the camcorder video, crop the video size, adjust the video Brightness, Contrast, Saturation and Volume. Once you finished the video editing, it is possible to preview the video at the right side windows.

Step3. Pick a DVD menu

On menu template panel, you can find several menu templates available: Standard, Business, Education, Holiday, Nature, Others, Customized. You could pick a DVD menu, or design a DVD menu with your own personal style by using your pictures and music from your computer.

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Step4. Output setting and burn DVD/Blu-ray

Now, insert a blank DVD±/RW or BD-R disc to your burner and click "Burn" button, "Burning Setting Panel" will show up where you can select to burn your camcorder video to DVD folder, Blu-ray folder or ISO file, set the Volume Label, and select TV Standard. After setting, click "Burn now" button to start burning your camcorder video to DVD or Blu-ray disc.

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Once the DVD/Blu-ray authoring is done, take out the disc from the burner drive, and play in any standard DVD player and Windows computers with a DVD-ROM drive installed.

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