Monday, August 24, 2009

Let's convert DAT video to DVD to playback on TV or DVD Player

Have you heard of DAT video? We often see it in VCD, and in VCD the DAT video is MEG video. It is converted from MPEG-1 when burning. We may also come cross this video online. So in this guide I will show you how to burn DAT video to DVD disc for playback on TV DVD or players. Besides, you'll get to know how to make a DAT video slideshow with customizable menu and transitions.

All you need is a powerful DVD creator like Wondershare Video to DVD Burner which supports converting DAT to DVD. You can download Wondershare Video to DVD Burner free from this official website. You can follow the following steps to get it done.

Step 1: Add DAT Video Files

Click "Load Video" to browse your computer and find the DAT movies, then add DAT movies from your hard drive to the program. Well they will appear in the collections pane.

Convert DAT Movie to DVD

Step 2: Convert DAT to DVD directly

If you don't want to add any special effect and just want to convert one DAT file to DVD, of course you can do that directly. Just select the DAT video file in the collections pane, click "Burn" tab, a window will pop up for you to set the output target(you can convert DAT to DVD disc, DVD folder, or ISO), aspect ratio, etc.

Convert DAT Movie to DVD

But if you want to convert multiple DAT movies or videos together to one DVD disc, making a slideshow would be a good choice for you!

Step 3: Combine multiple DAT movies to a slideshow

Drag and drop DAT movies from the collections pane to storyboard to start organizing a slideshow.

Order: You can sort the order of the DAT movies in the storyboard by dragging and dropping.

Add a slide: right click mouse and select the first option "Add Slideshow" to add a slide. Then you can add DAT movies to this slide. There are two other options: "Remove Slideshow" and "Play Slideshow", just do as you like.

Edit a video: select a DAT movie in the storyboard, right click mouse, and you will see three options: "Edit", "Remove", and "Clear All". Just select "Edit" to edit video effects.

Step 4: Set Transition

Click "Transition" and you will see all the available transition effects in the transition pane. A simple click could help you to display the transition effect in the right window. Just drag and drop the transition effect you want to apply to the middle of two DAT files in the slideshow storyboard.

Convert DAT Movie to DVD

Step 5: Customize DVD Menu

Click "Menu" to customize your DVD menu. There are different styles of built-in templates, frames and buttons for your choice. To apply a template, frame or button, you can just double click it.

You can even add text, background music and background image to customize the menu.

Convert DAT Movie to DVD

Step 6: Preview and Burn

Preview: click "Preview" to preview your slideshow. This step is to help you decide if everything is what you have expected. If not, you can go back to any of the previous steps to make changes to your project.

Burn: this step is the same as the second step. Please go back to Step 2.

TV Standard: "NTSC" is 30 fps, which is used in USA, Canada and Japan; "PAL" is 25fps, which is used in Europe and Asia.

Tips: The used disc space is shown on the disc space bar underneath the storyboard; You can select the size of burning DVD between "DVD-R4.5G" and "DVD-R9.0G"; The output quality is also up to your choice, you may select "Low video quality", "High video quality" or "Highest video quality".

Now you have burned the DTA video to DVD Disc. You can enjoy the video on TV or DVD Player together with your friends and family.

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