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how do I copy movies from my sony handcam from the computer to a dvd?

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March 6, 2014 7:23:20 AM

how do I copy movies from my sony handcam from the computer to a dvd? It works sometimes and other times it does not. It is driving me crazy!!
a b G Storage
March 6, 2014 7:29:37 AM

Generally speaking you would import your video to the computer and export to a movie DVD via some form of video editing software. Anything from Windows Movie Maker, to Vegas, to Adobe Premiere should be able to do this without any problems provided you have a DVD burner attached to your system.

However, most people are not doing this this way any more. Most TVs, DVD players, computers, phones, and other such technology are perfectly capable of playing back nice normal computer files. Rather than burning a movie DVD it is often much easier to just copy your .avi .mov .kmv file to a data DVD (or flash drive or external HDD) for playback. Much easier to copy, much easier to work with, and it can play back on a much wider variety of devices.
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March 6, 2014 7:41:58 AM

CaedenV said:
Generally speaking you would import your video to the computer and export to a movie DVD via some form of video editing software. Anything from Windows Movie Maker, to Vegas, to Adobe Premiere should be able to do this without any problems provided you have a DVD burner attached to your system.

However, most people are not doing this this way any more. Most TVs, DVD players, computers, phones, and other such technology are perfectly capable of playing back nice normal computer files. Rather than burning a movie DVD it is often much easier to just copy your .avi .mov .kmv file to a data DVD (or flash drive or external HDD) for playback. Much easier to copy, much easier to work with, and it can play back on a much wider variety of devices.



I have software for the device but it is not recognizing the DVD drive; it says it does not exist. Which it reads just fine. But won't play any of my other dvd's.
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a b G Storage
March 6, 2014 7:53:20 AM

Sounds like your DVD drive is dying. That is perfectly normal with regular use. When I use to use optical media I would kill a DVD drive every year or so regardless of how 'nice' the drive was supposed to be. DVD burners are $20, I would go pick up a new one and see if that fixes your issue.
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March 6, 2014 8:14:17 AM

Thanks :) 
I will try it!!
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April 22, 2014 3:50:57 PM

i would hook up the cam to the computer by usb, open cam files, find your video drag and drop that file to a folder you made up on the computer then i use dvdfab check the drive letter when you go to burn :)  most of the time if your not seeing it to burn it may be looking at the wrong file hope this helps good luck
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