I filled the HG-10 camcorder up. I wanted to archive home videos on BD disk for long term storage and playback. Before deleting .mts files from the camcorder I want to make sure the Creator NXT Pro software is a workable solution. I fought hours and hours with trying to accomplish burning a disc using the packaged Corel MyDVD program. I tried with chapters and without, All video clips as one movie and each short clip as its own movie. All of these combinations resulted in hours of waiting and eventual receipt of the "Error when encoding menus" . So I tried changing the render option from hardware to software...no help. I eventually I checked the AVCHD without menus option box when creating a new project...finally I was able to complete the burn process encode, format write and complete steps. I tried playing on laptop which failed (not sure which was default player) then opened CyberLink Power DVD and it required update but did play the BD I burned. I then tried playing it in my Samsung Blu Ray player, failed with unsupported playback, check/clean disc error.
And now to my request. Given what I am trying to accomplish, what is the best suggested method? Is it to take these AVCHD/.MTS video clips and create a DVD, Blu-Ray or AVCHD project? It would be ideal to keep the AVC H.264 high def video quality, but at this point I just want to archive my family video memories on optical media that will last for generations to view. DVD or Blu Ray Disk I don't care. I am not sure what to attribute the failed encoding of the menus. I tried editing chapters, different backgrounds and buttons, but never was able to burn with all of the fancy video project options. I am running this Roxio software on a Dell M4600 i7 quad core and 8 GB RAM. The OS is Win 7 Pro 64 bit (but I believe I installed this software in the X86 32-bit partition). I have an AMD ATI FirePro M5950 (FireGL) Mobility Pro Graphics adapter/video card. I would appreciate any suggestions you pros can provide. - kevin