For this I took a trip to Canon.com

by R. Proffitt Moderator - 2/4/13 2:41 PM

In Reply to: Canon FS40 video camera by jesse13579

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/camcorders/consumer_camcorders/fs40

This is not a HD video camera so it will be less that expected quality HOWEVER since you claim you want it on DVD we have a lot of questions to ask.

Since the .MOD might play in VLC PLAYER did you need to just play them off the DVD or were you thinking of creating a "Video DVD" which is indeed something of a standard.

But before we start, this is not even a 480p camcorder. It's 480i.
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/camcorders/consumer_camcorders/fs40?pageKeyCode=ekbresults&CONFIGURATION=1011&PARTITION_ID=1&secureFlag=false&mType=Flash%20Standard%20Def&mName=FS40&TIMEZONE_OFFSET=&USERTYPE=1&CMD=VIEW_ARTICLE&ARTICLE_ID=17613

http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/7/0300004607/01/FS40_FS400_IM_N_EN.pdf makes no mention of how to create a VIDEO DVD from this product except on page 120 using a DVD recorder.

The sharpest playback should be with VLC PLAYER on your PC or Apple.
Bob