My friend recorded several video footages on his Mini DVD during his wedding, and he want to transfer the videos to a blank DVD, so that he can watch the videos on TV, or make copies of the DVD and send to family or friends. If you happen to the same question, you can follow this step by step guide, it will show you how to capture videos from Mini DVD to computer and burn the videos to DVD. This guide works for both Windows and Mac. And I will take my Mac as sample in this guide, but the operation steps are the same on Windows.
What you need are:
A Cable to connect your Mini DV to computer.
A DVD Burner
A Software to transfer Mini DV videos to DVD
I have tried many software to transfer videos from Mini DV to DVD, both freeware and shareware. Finally, this Mini DV to DVD Burner worked perfec. it's easy to use and it built-in cool menu templates, you can also use it to do some simple video editing. It's available on both Windows and Mac. Now, let's start the guide to transfer videos from Mini DVD to DVD.
Step1. Download the Mini DV to DVD Burner. Double click the install file and follow the steps to finish the installation. And then connect your Mini DV to computer with the USB cable.
Step2. Launch the Mini DV to DVD Burner, click "Create a New Project". And you have 3 options to import videos from your Mini DV to the burner.
a. Click the “+” button to open the folder where you have saved the video and select the file to import to the burner.
b. Directly drag and drop the videos to the burner, the video file will be loaded immediately.
c. Click the “Media Browser” button to open the built-in browser and find the videos you want, then import it to the burner.
Tips1: This App built-in a video editor, you can use it to do some simple editing like crop, join, cut, rotate your Mini videos. Moreover, it can help you add special effects, watermark or logo to the videos. If you need to edit your video, just highlight the video and you will see the "Edit" button, click it to enter the editing panel.
Tip2: If you want to make a play menu for your Mini video clips. Click the "Menu" button, you can select the built-in menu template or customize the menu by yourself.
Step3. When everything is OK. Put a blank DVD disc into your computer, click the "Burn" button and select "DVD Disc" as the destination. Input a DVD Name and click "Save". The App will burn your Mini DV video to DVD automatically. That's all.
If you need more details, here is video guide from YouTube to transfer Mini DV videos to DVD.