Sony VBD-MA1 DVDirect MA1 MultiFunction Blu-Ray Disc/DVD Recorder
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- Records high-definition video from Sony AVCHD camcorders/cameras
- 2.7" LCD screen
- Real-time DVD recording from camcorder, VCR & DVR
- Built-in slots for Memory Stick & SD Cards
- Connects to computer for use as an external Blu-ray Disc writer
- Record HD video from Sony AVCHD camcorders/cameras
- 2.7-inch LCD screen to preview videos and photos
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|Item Dimensions||4.09 x 7.63 x 10.78 inches|
|Item Weight||2.79 pounds|
|Optical Storage Device||BD-R,BD-R DL,BD-RE,BD-RE DL,BD-ROM,CD,CD-R,CD-RW,DVD,DVD+R DL,DVD+RW,DVD+RW DL,DVD-R,DVD-RW|
|Shipping Weight||2.75 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
Took it on Vacation and immediately burned my movies in the RV. Put the SD card back into the camera to take more movies.
It's exactly what I was looking for. Using the HandyCam's highest HD setting it will record 2 hours of video on a 16G SD card and then the Recorder will transfer those 2 hours of HD video to a Blue Ray.
1. Highest quality video recording I can find.
2. Easy to use, idiot proof.
4. Works with any Video input. Composite, SD card, DV
5. Archives Photos in a snap to a DVD or Blu Ray
6. Can copy my 3D photos to DVD, I needed that option.
1. no HDMI input
2. Can't record 3D Video.
Carefully read the SPECS before you buy it. Some said it would not work with a Canon camcorder but mine did with ease. Sony's PMB quickly found the Canon, some quick device driver software added and then using Sony's PMB software, it took the files and burned them onto Blu-Ray disc. In HD from a AVCHD format camcorder.
It is a bit noisy as several have said here but nothing excessive. It's heavy enough not to slide around but as said it is just too easy to use right out of the box.
Too many of us are new to buring AVCHD 1080 HD format so I'd suggest you buy both a rewritable and once-use disc. They can be pricey! Use the rewritable first to be sure you are compliant with your camcorder, computer and the VBD-MA1 as well. Also keep in mind that some of the less expensive brands of discs are sub-par low quality disc. Sony's own label and Panasonic's label handled the deck well whereas Kodak and Memorex did not always.
Great item! It burns other formats as well and also worked with Pinnacle/Avid software with ease (if you are editing). It also features Direct Burns as well.
Well worth its $300.00 price tag but Amazon had it for $199 and Prime as well! That's a great deal.
-Burn to Blu-ray discs
-Great HD quality
-It's really simple to use
I bought this cause I have a HD camcorder and the built-in 120 gb hard drive has reached it's capacity. Now I can record and save my videos to blu-ray discs. Before this product, I had to burn to DVDs and that nullified the HD quality of my videos. I highly reccomend this product to anyone that wants to burn their HD videos to Blu-ray discs.
I own a Canon Vixia HF R10 camcorder, which records in the AVCHD mode, and saves onto SD cards. I do not yet have any kind of Blu-Ray burner on my home computer, but from past experiences of using the computer to create DVD-Rs using videos from my old camcorder, I learned it can take time, time, time on your computer to create the DVD-R disc that can you can play in your DVD player. Time during which I cannot use my computer for any other purpose. After I purchased my Canon video camera months back, I wondered (after I planned to purchase burner, software) just how much wasted time it would take to create a BD-R in high definition video on the computer.
But then along comes the Sony VBD-MA1 and makes life simple! I just remove the SD card from my Canon, insert it into the MA1, insert a blank BD-R, and a few hours later, I am ready to watch my home movies in HD on my Blu-Ray player on my HDTV! And all the while my computer is free to use. What could be simpler???!!??
I read one review that complained of noise, but on my unit the loudest noise that you can hear is the quiet whirring of a small 1" fan that is on the back of the unit. Even if you can hear the quiet whirring of a small 1" fan during disc creation, so what?? This machine gets the job done!
I was worried about the MA1's compatibility with my Canon, but after the first time I tried it I found there was no problem at all.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this item 2 years ago with the express purpose to burn large amounts of data onto disc compared to DVD's and the fact that it had ports available to plug in VHS recorders... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Cinnamon Bear
If you have a camera that records in AVCHD, you can make blu rays with just the SD card. Comes out perfect. I bought 3 of these as they are no longer making them. Read morePublished 20 months ago by HAPPY WITH AMAZON
Excellent. Very easy to operate and with a lot of options.for recording.Published 21 months ago by Osmar dos Reis Mantovani
I think it's been discontinued. Too bad. I purchased on the recommendation of a friend, and have loved this product. You can read reviews from people much more savvy than I. Read morePublished on January 27, 2014 by Christopher
After 1.5 years the item crashed... Could not take out a disc.
After moderate usage.... The disc brand was Optical Quantum.
I burned 75 Optical Quantum disc. Read more
I bought this Sony VBD-MA1 two years ago to use it for my brand new Professional Sony HXR-MC2000 high-definition camcorder. Read morePublished on September 12, 2013 by Rey Kangga
I have used other DVD burners (this is the first Blu-Ray burner I ever used), and on many occasions have encountered error conditions which turned the DVD I was burning into a... Read morePublished on June 1, 2013 by Christopher Chretien