Burn M2TS video from Canon Vixia HF200 camcorder to DVD
Question: "How to directly burn a DVD from canon camcorder vixia HF200 for videos? The videos shot on the canon camcorder are AVCHD format and MTS files. I tried copying to my computer and then burn a DVD but does not work." -From Yahoo Answer.
The problem maybe baffle lots of people as well. Before resolving the problem, let's learn about Canon Vixia HF AVCHD camcorder and its recording video.
About Canon Vixia HF series camcorder and its recording video:
Canon Vixia HF series camcorder like HF200, HFS11, HFS21, HF S200, HF M31, HF M300, HF R10, HF R100, etc shot video as AVCHD format. The file extension is M2TS after import to computer and MTS on camcorder.
AVCHD specification allows for both high definition and SD recording. For high definition, all major variations are supported, including 720p, 1080i and 1080p. Making use of MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video compression and either Dolby AC-3 or linear PCM audio compression codec, the AVCHD format is widely applied in tapeless consumer camcorders.
Besides, AVCHD has been designed to be compatible with Blu-ray format. So if you have blank Blu-ray DVD Disc at hand, you can directly burn the shot video with DVD authoring software, though not all Blu-ray Disc players accept AVCHD discs. Compared with HD DVD, standard DVD disc is much cheaper and DVD player is more affordable to most of family.
So if you want to burn Canon Vixia M2TS video to DVD without additional payment on Blu-ray DVD Burner and Blu-ray player, you would better convert MTS camcorder video to standard video format, then burn the output video to DVD with the freeware iDVD.
Tip 1: iDVD is a DVD creation program designed by Apple Inc. for Mac OS X. iDVD enables the Mac users to import QuickTime Movies, music or images to a DVD which can well play back on a commercial DVD player.
Now, what you need is Mac Canon Vixia M2TS video Converter-Doremisoft AVCHD Converter for Mac, which allows you to convert almost any HD video like M2TS, MTS, TS, TRP, SD video to iDVD supported QuickTime movies like MOV, MPEG-4, AVI and more. In addition, it also provides various attractive editing functions to personalize the output video.
Simplified guide on How to burn a DVD from Canon Vixia HF series camcorder M2TS video
Step 1: Transfer Canon Camcorder video to your Mac
Turn on your camcorder and make sure your camcorder is set to the right mode to import videos or photos. Then connect camcorder to Mac with USB cable(a 6 pin or 4 pin cable), and make sure you insert cable to Mac and camcorder in the correct port. More about how to get AVCHD video off AVCHD Camcorder to Mac.
Step 2: Convert Canon Vixia M2TS video to QuickTime video like MOV, MPEG-4 or AVI. Import M2TS video->choose iDVD MOV as the output video->hit "Convert" to do the conversion.
Tip 2: Of course, you can also further edit Canon Vixia HF video to iMovie as you like.
Step 3: Import the converted QuickTime movie to iDVD and start creating DVD from Canon M2TS source video.
Read detailed guide on how to burn DVD from Canon Vixia AVCHD video.
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