With a smart phone, camera or camcorder, we can record lots of happy and precious moments such as family gathering, birthday party, etc. The fact is that more and more people are enchanted at making home videos. Here comes a common question: how to keep the recorded videos for a long time? Obviously, you can't just leave them in the memory card of the devices. What about saving them on the computer disk? Well, it is kind of workable, but there are some unexpected things, you know, the virus, systems crash, etc. Whatsoever, for the time being, the best way might be convert the recorded video to DVD disks. In that way, we can not only conserve the video better, but can play them on a standard DVD player or large TV screen freely. Isn't it great to get two things at one stroke?
To achieve the goal, we need to use the third-party software which can help to make/burn home video to DVD. Doremisoft DVD Maker, in particular, is the best DVD software for the job. It can not only convert/burn multiple video formats to DVD with fast speed, it also provides many rich editing features for use.
Steps to make home video DVD on Windows are as below. As to the Mac users, please go get the DVD Maker for Mac (Mac Mountain Lion included)
To get started, download the all-in-one DVD software, set up and launch it. You can see its interface as the picture shows.
As you can see that the interface is quite simple & friendly with each button being shown clearly. Click the "File > Import" button on the tool bar, you can import the source video file into the program.
In this step, you can do many wonderful things to make the DVD more attractive. First, you can select a favorite DVD template from the "Cartoon Series", "Life Series" or "Nature Series" provided by the program. When you have made the decision, please click the template to enter the "Advanced" interface. Now, you are allowed to do several customizations, for example:
1."Background": upload your favorite picture/music and set them as the Background image/music. Please note that the supported images should be in BMP/JPEG/PNG format while the audio should be MKA, MP3, WAV, M4A, M4V, AAC, AC3, AIFF, AMR, FLAC, WMA.
2."Menu Title": specify the DVD menu title, write text contents and change the fone colors freely. For example, you can name the DVD title as "My Happy Family" and then write down something you want to say to your families.
3."Button Style": choose the buttons you like.
4."Frame": pick your favorite ones from the attached frames.
It's worth mentioning that, you can trim the video to make it shorter or clip some segments of the video by dragging the slider bars or setting the "start time" and "end time".
After finishing the steps above, you need to select DVD-5 or DVD-9 disc based on your need. By clicking the triangular button, you can preview the final result. Once you are satisfied with it, simply press the "Burn" button in the lower right corner. A new window will show up to ask you finish the settings which include :
1. customize the DVD label by filling in the blank of "Disk Label" column.
2. Choosing the place to save the output video file by pressing the "Destination" button.
3. Choose "ISO" or "DVD" from the "File Project". In our case here, we want to make home video DVD, so we should choose "DVD".
4. Select DVD Aspect Ratio" as per your requirement.
5. Choose DVD Format" that best fit your need.
After the settings, please insert a blank DVD disk into the DVD-ROM of the computer. Click the "OK" button and the program will start to convert/burn video to DVD disk right away.