Audio & video software forum: Need software for burning camcorder videos to DVDs for preservation

by: Lee Koo (ADMIN) December 4, 2009 12:24 PM PST

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Need software for burning camcorder videos to DVDs for preservation

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) ModeratorCNET staff - 12/4/09 12:24 PM

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Need software for burning camcorder videos to DVDs for preservation


With the arrival of my first grandchild, I bought my son and
daughter-in-law a Canon HD camcorder. The camcorder is
terrific, the bundled software--Pixela--is not. My
first priority is to burn downloaded (to a PC running Windows
Vista) videos to a DVD for preservation purposes as well as
availability to family and friends. Pixela wants me to
uninstall any software that has a DVD burning function before
Pixela can work. Thats a tall order considering how many
software packages contain that function. I am not confident
that once thats done the Pixela software will work as
promised. So, what Im looking for are alternative software
suggestions to meet my goal of burning videos to DVDs for
preservation and distribution. Please include title of
software, what makes it great (features), the ease of use,
any draw backs, and/or anything that you can think of that
makes your software recommendation worthwhile. Thank you for
your help.

Submitted by: Irwin S.

Here are some featured member answers to get you started, but please read all the advice and suggestions that our
members have contributed to this discussion topic.

Burning camcorder videos to DVDs --Submitted by Bob_Meyer
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-12542_102-0.html?messageID=3191233#3191233

Nero or Windows Movie Maker.... --Submitted by darrenforster99
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-12542_102-0.html?messageID=3192465#3192465

Extremely wide range of prices and features --Submitted by HomelessClarence
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-12542_102-0.html?messageID=3192627#3192627

Premiere and Pinnacle --Submitted by dacarriso
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-12542_102-0.html?messageID=3190408#3190408

Best video editing software? --Submitted by pogo943
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-12542_102-0.html?messageID=3193352#3193352

Thank you to all who contributed!


If you have any additional recommendations or tips for Irwin, please click on the reply link and submit your answer. Please be specific in your answer and include any links or example if available. Thanks!

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