When you buy HD camcorder from manufacturers like Sony, Panasonic and Canon, you may find the bundled CD with software to work on Windows computer to download photos and videos from camcorder to computer. For Sony camcorder, you will get Picture Motion Browser (PMB), and you will take HD Writer AE for Panasonic camcorder, Pixela ImageMixer 3SE Video Editing Software for Canon camcorder.
You can burn Sony/Canon/Panasonic MTS/M2TS to DVD with the bundled software. However, you may notice that the resulting DVD is not so good in quality, or there is video and audio sync issue, or the camcorder bundled software does not work well on 64-bit Windows 7. To burn MTS/M2TS to DVD with freeware, you can try Windows 7 DVD Maker (Windows Live DVD Maker). If your DVD Maker does not support AVCHD import, you shall convert Sony/Panasonic/Canon MTS/M2TS to WMV with Sony/Canon/Panasonic camcorder video partner like Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter and then import videos to DVD Maker.
Below is the step-by-step guide for you to burn and author HD camcorder .mts or .m2ts video to DVD on Windows 7 with 64-bit.
Step 1. Load camcorder AVCHD files to Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter.
After the AVCHD files are downloaded to PC hard drive with the bundled camcorder software, run Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter as the best AVCHD to DVD Maker converter, and click the "Add" button to load 1080i and 1080p .mts/.m2ts videos.
Step 2. Choose WMV output format.
Click the "Format" option, and choose HD Video > WMV HD(*.wmv) as output format, and the Sony/Canon/Panasonic AVCHD converter will transcode MTS to HD WMV in high quality with wmv3 as video codec.
Step 3. Convert Sony/Canon/Panasonic AVCHD to WMV3 for DVD Maker.
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the AVCHD to DVD Maker converter will start converting MTS/M2TS to WMV for DVD Maker.
Step 4. Author/burn camcorder video to DVD.
Run Windows DVD Maker or Windows 7 DVD Maker, click "Add" button to load the exported WMV videos, and click the "Next" button to choose menu style. Click the burn button on the bottom right corner of DVD Maker to start burning videos to a blank disc.
After creating and burning videos to DVD, you can put the DVD disc to DVD player hooked to a TV to enjoy and share the videos, or make several copies of the DVD for meetings, conferences and training.
The DVD video disc is limited to 150 minutes, and the video size for DVD5 single layer disc is 4.38GB, while it is 7.95GB for DVD9 with dual layer. To burn camcorder to DVD on Windows XP, you can also Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter to convert AVCHD in high quality and use ImgBurn to author DVD disc.