Sony VRD-MC5 DVD recorder

The new Sony VRD-MC5 DVD recorder can quickly transfer high-definition home videos and digital photos to DVD discs without using a computer. The new Sony VRD-MC5 can 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. The re-styled DVDirect recorder has a built-in 2.5-inch color LCD screen for easily previewing video or up to six digital photos at a time. With automatic DVD menu and title creation, the new model offers four preset menu backgrounds along with the ability to import JPEG images to serve as the DVD menu background: automatic DVD chaptering every 5, 10 or 15 minutes; and stop-timer recording

The Sony VRD-MC5 DVD recorder includes Digital Video (i.LINK /FireWire /IEEE-1394), S-Video, Composite Video inputs, and USB (for Sony hard drive, DVD, and Memory Stick Handycam camcorders). DVD video discs recorded in this manner are playable in most consumer DVD players. The Sony DVDirect model VRD-MC5 will be available in August for about $230.