06-02-2009 08:46 PM
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06-08-2009 04:34 PM
You’re going to need to get software that allows you to import your video files into it and then creates chapters. Once the chapters have been created you can then burn your project onto a DVD that can be played in most DVD players, and an example of software that can do this would be Nero 9. There are actually many different software available for purchase, and if you live near a Best Buy® store I would suggest visiting the store and asking the advice of a computer expert in the store.
Getting your 8mm video and your VHS tapes uploaded to your computer will be a challenge, and would require you to purchase a number of products before this was possible. I would suggest using a service that puts your videos from these sources onto DVD's for you, and if you want to see the service we provide to do this you can look here. I hope this helps!
Thanks for posting,
Best Buy® Corporate
06-08-2009 06:39 PM
06-11-2009 11:24 AM
After doing some more research I found a product we sell called the Pinnacle Studio MovieBox Plus that should be able to recompress your HD video footage to MPEG-2 so you can burn your HD footage onto a DVD in order to be able to play your videos on a DVD player. This product should also allow you to connect a VHS player and your 8mm Sony Handycam to your computer and then convert your analog video footage to a digital format that can then be burn onto a DVD. This product has DV, S-video, and composite inputs and then outputs to your computer via a USB port. This means that any analog device that outputs using one of these types of connections (i.e. record player, cassette player) can be connected to your computer in order to upload and convert its signal to a digital copy in order to be edited and copied to a DVD, Blu-ray disc, or CD.
This product comes with Pinnacle Studio Plus software which allows the user to edit and burn your video and audio projects. This software sells for $79.99 by itself and this product retails for $99.99. This should work perfectly for your needs.
I hope this helps,
Best Buy® Corporate
06-11-2009 02:23 PM
BTW, if you find a package that has issues with AVCHD directly (many still do), the latest version of HandBrake does quite a good job at transcoding AVCHD files to other formats. It can't output MPEG-2 directly (but can output a format that's easier to import into another package), so a solution that can do direct AVCHD to MPEG-2 is preferable.
I do recall also seeing that mencoder was capable of transcoding AVCHD to DVD-compliant MPEG-2, but it's a rather difficult to use commandline program.
HandBrake and mencoder are both free open-source software packages.
06-12-2009 09:09 AM
I think it's handbrake.fr, not sure.
Google is your friend.
06-29-2009 08:07 PM