Making Video Discs : Creating an AVCHD Archive
Creating an AVCHD Archive
This project makes it easy to back up and archive the content of an entire AVCHD camera across one or more discs. AVCHD camcorders are capable of storing much more video than can traditionally be recorded on a single DVD, and in many cases more than on a single Blu-ray disc.
In addition to spanning your video across multiple DVD or Blu-ray discs, each of the discs created can be used as an AVCHD video source in applications such as Toast, and iMovie. These applications will treat each disc as if it was an AVCHD camcorder.
* To create an AVCHD Archive
1 In Toast, choose Burn tab, and in the Burn Videos area, choose AVCHD Archive.
2 Connect your AVCHD camcorder to your computer via the USB connection and ensure it is set to the proper mode so your Mac can access the video. On most camcorders, this is the Playback mode.
It is also suggested that you have AC power connected to the camcorder, and in some cases required by the camcorder itself.
3 Select your AVCHD source in the Read from drop-down menu. AVCHD camcorders typically appear as a removable volume or drive.
4 Insert a blank, recordable DVD or BD disc.
5 In the Output Settings area, choose a destination and set the number of copies.
6 Click the red Burn button at the bottom right of the Toast window.
If more than one blank disc is required, you will prompted with the total number of discs required before recording begins.
You can enable the option to Save Video Preview in Movies Folder. This will create a low-resolution preview version of your video inside your Movies folder so you can quickly browse archived AVCHD video on your hard disk instead of searching through multiple discs for the right video.