Get out those old home movies and VHS tapes and be ready to transfer them to DVDs. Apparently that job has become limited to people who have the right equipment but now, Sony may erase all that and provide one device to carry out those needs.
Sony today unveiled the DVDirect DVD recorder which can transfer HD and standard definition home videos and digital photos to DVD discs without PC intervention. The new VRD-MC6 model has a 2.7-inch color LCD screen for previewing video or up to six digital photos at a time, and its overall size is almost 60 percent smaller than its predecessor.
The VRD-MC6 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 media-based Handycam camcorder. AVCHD quality DVDs can be played back on compatible Blu-ray Disc devices, including players and computer drives, as well as PlayStation 3 (PS3) computer entertainment systems.
The DVDirect VRD-MC6 will retail for around $229 at Sony Style stores and other major retailers around the country and will be available by September.