Can you burn AVCHD to a standard DVD with FCE?
“I have a Canon AVCHD camcorder. I am considering Roxio Toast Pro vs. FCE. My impression is that FCE is a much more “complete” program, but one of the things that is attractive about Toast is the ability to record HD on a standard DVD for playback on a Blu-Ray player. Does FCE allow this as well? Does anyone have any input as to which of these solutions is best for the casual enthusiast? Thanks.” from discussions apple
This are completely different applications. FCE is a video editing application. It’s like asking if a car and a house can do the same thing. If you mean Toast and iDVD, then the answer is no. Because the iDVD and Toast doesn’t support import AVCHD so far, so we need to find a professional AVCHD to standard DVD Burner, and DVD Burner for Mac is just the ideal one. Of course you can export from FCE and then import to the DVD Maker to burn FCE exporting video to DVD Burner to burn to DVD disc.
Following I take QuickTime MOV to DVD disc burning as example t show you how to burn video to dvd on Mac.
Step 1: Import QuickTime MOV movies from your HD you save the movies on PC by click Add File.
Step 2: Choose DVD-5 (4.7G) or DVD-9 (8.5G) as the output according your DVD disk specs.
Step 3: before burn to DVD disk, if you want the DVD disk looks more perfect, you can use Customize Menu edit function.
1. Choose a template. There offer Cartoon Series, Life Series, Nature Series three series.
2. After chose a template, click the template you chose to enter the “Advanced” edit interface. Here you are allowed to edit the DVD Background, Menu Title (DVD Name), Button Style and Frame (Video decoration Frame).
Step 3: Begin to burn to DVD.
Press the “Burn” Button to jump out the following window to choose ISO files or DVD.
If choose DVD, please inset a New Blank DVD to PC DVD Drive and click “Apply” button, then the DVD burning start, after a short time, you will see the Prompt Dialog Box to show the Burning ended.
If choose ISO file, the original video files will be burn to ISO file and save in your Hard Drive of PC.
DVD Aspect Ratio: For widescreen it is 16:9, for the standard TV it 4:3.