“We recently filmed our friend’s wedding with a Panasonic HD camcorder. We now need to put the records onto disc for them to play on their standard DVD player. Is there any solution to help us burn camcorder AVCHD clips to DVD easily?”

Have many AVCHD videos taken by your camcorder but now confused on how to convert AVCHD to DVD so that you can watch those recorded clips on your big screen TV and DVD player? If so, just read on and follow the steps below to learn how to burn AVCHD to DVD disc easily.

Part 1: How to Burn AVCHD to DVD

Actually Leawo AVCHD to DVD Burner could give you a hand on burning AVCHD files from camcorders like Sony, Canon, Panasonic, JVC, etc. to DVD for watching on any standard DVD player or TV. Besides converting AVCHD to DVD, this DVD burner is also able to burn DVD from videos in 180+ formats like WMV, MOV, MP4, AVI, MKV, VOB, etc. It also packs with many useful features, allowing you to edit your videos freely, apply and DIY DVD menu templates, add external subtitles and more. With this AVCHD to DVD Converter, it’s just a breeze for you to create stylish and bling DVD.

    Leawo Blu-ray Creator

    - Burn videos to Blu-ray/DVD disc, folder and/or ISO image file simultaneously.
    – Create photo slideshows from various photos and burn to DVD/Blu-ray disc easily.
    – One click operation to burn ISO image file to Blu-ray/DVD disc.
    – Edit output videos to add image or text watermark, trim video size, adjust effect, etc.
    – Create 3D Blu-ray/DVD movies with 6 different 3D effects.

Get ready for burning MKV to Blu-ray:

  1. The AVCHD to DVD Converter free download could be attained via below links. Since the program is Windows compatible, you can turn to Leawo AVCHD to DVD Converter for Mac to do the AVCHD to DVD Mac burning if you run on a Mac. The burning steps on Mac are nearly the same as steps on the Windows.
  2. Transfer AVCHD videos from your camera to your computer for converting and burning.
  3. Insert a blank writable DVD disc into DVD recorder drive of your computer to burn AVCHD to DVD disc.

How to Burn AVCHD to DVD Disc

1. Add AVHCD Files

Under the "Convert" tab, you can add the AVCHD files you want to burn to DVD disc into this DVD burner by clicking "Add Video" button on toolbar or via direct drag-and-drop. When the videos are loaded, you can adjust video sequence and add external subtitles to your AVCHD files.

Note: Set output disc type (BD-25 1280×720, BD-25 1920×1080, BD-50 1280×720, and BD-50 1920×1080, according to the Blu-ray disc you’ve inserted into the drive), and bit rate (fit to disc). The program supports to burn AVCHD files to DVD disc, DVD folder or ISO Image File. If you want to burn to DVD disc, please remember to prepare a blank writable DVD disc and a computer with recordable DVD-ROM, then insert the disc into computer DVD-ROM.

2. Edit AVCHD Videos (Optional)

Via selecting a video clip and clicking "Edit" icon in the loaded video title, you can access to the "Video Edit" window, where you can edit your videos by trimming, cropping, applying special effects, adding watermarks, and adding 3D movie effect. Note that this step is optional. If you have no need, just skip it.

3. Set disc menu

On the program right panel, you could select a disc menu template to add to output DVD content and get instant preview by clicking the center eye-shaped icon. On the disc menu preview panel, you could click the pencil-shaped icon to enter the disc menu editing panel, where you can add text, background music and background image to customize the menu. If you have no need, just skip it. If you don’t need to add disc menu, click "No Menu" option on the program’s right panel.

4. More Burning settings

Click the big green "Burn" button to enter the "Burning Setting" panel for further DVD burning settings: choose to convert AVCHD files to DVD disc, DVD folder or/and ISO Image; give output DVD content a disc label; set saving folder for output file.

Note:

  1. To burn AVCHD to DVD disc, insert a blank writable DVD disc into DVD recorder drive, select DVD25 or DVD50 as output disc type at the bottom of the main interface (mentioned in Step 1, according to the disc you’ve inserted), and then choose DVD recorder drive as target under "Burn to" option.
  2. You could choose to create an ISO image file while burning AVCHD to DVD disc as a complete copy of target DVD disc.

5. Burn AVCHD to DVD

When all settings are OK, just click "Burn" button to burn AVCHD to DVD disc, folder or ISO Image. The whole DVD burning process will be completed soon.

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Part 2: Top AVCHD to DVD Burner Software

To play MKV videos on Mac or Windows computer, you need to use MKV compatible video player. The native media players of Mac OS and Windows are not friendly with MKV well enough. You could refer to the below solutions:

#1. Sony DVD Architect Studio

Sony DVD Architect Studio is a one of the best DVD maker program that lets you make professional-looking DVDs on your PC. With this top DVD maker program, you can quickly make submenus, scene chaptering, anime menus and thumbnails and integrated music. This program also provides a few varieties of template themes, backgrounds and buttons, but it also allows you to place your own graphic buttons and backgrounds. Sony DVD Architect Studio is the perfect program if you want to have a unique and high-definition movie.

#2. Power Producer

Power Producer is a very flexible DVD maker application and can execute more functions compared to simple DVD authoring application. It has disc utilities, direct to disc tools and AVCHD support. The authoring application has a unique feature called the “Members Zone,” where uses can download and upload various templates and themes developed by different members for free. In Power Producer, you can make a photo slideshow, a menu centered DVD or a mixture of both. This software is perfect for more colorful and dynamic DVD creation.

#3. AVStoDVD

AVStoDVD is an open-source DVD authoring program that leverages the power of other free/open-source libraries and programs to provide a DVD authoring program jam-packed with features and customization options. AVStoDVD is able to create movie DVDs from pretty much all video formats (AVStoDVD uses FFmpeg, among other libraries, so it supports most, if not all, formats: MP4, AVI, WMV, FLV, MOV, VOB, MPEG,, MKV, etc.), allows you to include multiple videos in one DVD, and can burn to DVD disc, output as DVD folder, or output as DVD ISO.

#4. ImgBurn

 ImgBurn is an easy-to-use DVD burning program that burns and reads of DVDs, as well as CDs and ISOs. This program is appealing to many because of its easy installation, helpful “Wizard” tool for setting up the program and the ability to fully customize the software. Users can also choose from six different modes and 13 different settings tabs.

#5. InfraRecorder

InfraRecorder is another free DVD burning software for Windows that offers an easy-to-use interface, as it’s been around for a long time. This software can burn all types of DVDs, as well as ISOs . It also supports dual-layer DVD recording, fixates discs, as well as creates discs, both on-demand and using a temporary disc image. One of the most appealing aspects of the software however is that it’s bloat-free, which is becoming harder and harder to find with free software. InfraRecorder will also erase DVDs if you need that done too.