AVCHD to DVD Creator
AVCHD to DVD Creator is a simple-to-use tool that enables you to turn AVCHD movies into DVDs, as the name suggests. It doesn't include complicated options or configuration parameters, making it accessible to all types of users.
Hassle-free installation and clear-cut interface
After a swift and uneventful setup procedure, you are greeted by a user-friendly interface made from a modern window with a well-organized layout that invites you to open AVCHD movies from .avchd, .mts, .m2ts, .ts, .tp or .trp format.
Batch processing is supported, which means that you can create a list with multiple movies to merge into a single DVD movie.
Preview and trim videos
The application lets you preview clips in a built-in media player, seek a position by moving a slider, pause playback and check out the current and total play time, as well as to cut clips into smaller parts by indicating the start and end position.
You can change the order of the videos in the task list, and customize the DVD menu by adding background pictures, music, menu a menu title, a button style, and a frame.
Personalize the DVD menu and configure burn options
When it comes to the background, the tool has some samples prepared but also gives you the possibility to assign local files, provided that they have the .png, .jpg, .bmp or .gif format. Music can be imported from .mp3, .wav, .aac, .ac3, .amr, .mp2, .flac, .ogg, .aiff, .mka, .ra, .ape or .wma extensions.
It's possible to set the preferred font color and settings for the menu title, as well as to explore a generous list with button styles and frames supplied by AVCHD to DVD Creator's gallery.
Before proceeding with the DVD burning operation, you can preview the project to make sure everything is in order and go back to make any necessary adjustments. The app enables you to establish the disc label, destination drive, aspect ratio (4:3 or 16:9) and TV system type (NTSC or PAL). Plus, you can compile an ISO image to any favorite output directory instead of burning a DVD disc.
Evaluation and conclusion
Everything worked smoothly in our tests, thanks to the fact that the utility didn't freeze, crash or display error messages. It sometimes had a slow response time, though, such as previewing a video. CPU and RAM consumption was low, so it didn't hamper PC performance.
Taking into account its intuitive interface and options, AVCHD to DVD Creator should meet the requirements of a lot of users looking to create DVD movies or ISO images from AVCHD files. Too bad it hasn't been updated for a while.