Sony VRD-MC5 Records Photos, Videos Direct to DVD; No Computer Necessary

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Sony VRD-MC5 DVDirect DVD Recorder

Sony Electronics today debuted its next-generation multi-function DVDirect DVD recorder which can transfer high-definition home videos and digital photos to DVD discs without using a computer.

The new Sony VRD-MC5 can directly record digital photos to a DVD as a slideshow or just for photo storage from any of the five popular digital camera memory cards. It has slots for Memory Stick Pro and Memory Stick Pro Duo media, Compact Flash, Secure Digital (SD/SDHC), and xD-picture card. It can also connect via USB from Handycam camcorders that use a Sony hard drive, DVD or Memory Stick as recording media.

The new DVD writer’s main job of course is to transfer AVCHD quality videos to DVD discs in their native 1080i HD resolution when connected directly to a Sony hard drive or Memory Stick Handycam camcorder.

It will be available on or about August 10 for $230.


Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.