Not many years ago our fastest PC would take about 6 hours to create the DVD "image" which we would then record to DVD in the next hour.

I can assure you that machines and dvd recorders are much faster now but conversion takes time. But people watch TV and see an actor press a button and the video is enhanced and the DVD pops out in 20 seconds.

Back to how I make a DVD. I do NOT have the Canon. But if their product is defective did you contact them for a fix or replacement? Also, does Video DVD creation (the feature) come with said camcorder?
Bob