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How do I fit photos from sd card onto a dvd?

by TKengland / March 11, 2010 2:43 AM PST

My photos are stored on my sd card and I have a panasonic dvd recorder where I can put my sd card into, put a blank dvd into and hit record. This works perfectly using my camcorder.
For photos it tells me it won't fit. The photos are stored in jpeg, not sure if that matters or not. I have tried deleting more photos and they still won't fit on the blank dvd.

I also want to buy the new kodak zx3 camcorder but as it uses sd cards I want to make sure I know how to transfer the data on to a dvd before I get one.

Appreciate your advice.

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Re: photo's to DVD
by Kees Bakker / March 11, 2010 5:57 AM PST

Try a two-step approach:
1. Photo's from camera to computer.
2. Photo's from computer to DVD.
Where does this go wrong with you?

With one photo being approximately 1 Mb (unless it's raw format, than it's more) and a DVD being able to store 4,7 GB, you can store 4700 photo's on a DVD. How many GB is your sd card, and how full is it?


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photos to dvd
by TKengland / March 11, 2010 1:41 PM PST
In reply to: Re: photo's to DVD

I don't have the software on my laptop to burn dvd's although I do have a dvd burner, not sure why I can't burn dvd's.
My sd card is 2.0 GB and has about 50 photos on it.
Can you reccommend software to burn dvd's?
Thank you.

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I am guessing maybe the dvd recorder...
by ahtoi / March 11, 2010 4:04 PM PST
In reply to: photos to dvd

only make video dvd and not data dvd. What do the manual tell you?

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Software to burn dvd's.
by Kees Bakker / March 11, 2010 4:24 PM PST
In reply to: photos to dvd

Well, to archive 50 photo's you don't need a DVD. Burning them to CD is fine. And burning to cd can be done in Windows XP without any additional software.
What's your purpose burning them to DVD?

To burn to dvd (and cd, of course), download the free program from


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Making dvd's.
by TKengland / March 12, 2010 2:13 AM PST

My manual says I can reccord from SD and USB onto dvd's. I've emailed panasonic, see what I'm doing wrong.

I am just looking to store my babies photos somewhere else as a back up.

I also want to figure out what I can do with an sd card so I can buy a new camcorder that uses sd card. I want to figure out how to transfer both photos and movies from sd onto a dvd.
I will buy some blank cd's and try that.
Thank you.

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