Sony Japan Intros VRD-MC10 DVD Burner

Sony has updated its portable Handycam-to-DVD recorder series with the introduction of the VRD-MC10. Essentially, a Handycam owner can hook up their device and choose footage from the camera without the aid of a PC and burn it straight to DVD. The VRD-MC10 can accept footage from a variety of sources however, which makes it essentially the mother of all portable DVD recorders. This will probably be one of the last models to lack Blu-Ray as most Sony devices are naturally gravitating away from DVD. The VRD-MC10 supports the entire spectrum of high definition, including 1080p, and features a nice little 2.7 inch color LCD screen built into the unit for menu access and so forth.

A HDMI, component and regular video output allows quick review of high definition footage. There is also support for CompactFlash, Memory Stick (regular), SD/xD, and Memory Stick Duo. On the left side, there is an analog R/L audio in, video in, s-video in, DV in, and a standard USB port. The VRD-MC10 can burn to 12cmDVD, DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, and DVD+R DL discs. This is a very slick, well-featured multi-function DVD player and burner that can transcend professional appeal and also be an attractive item for regular consumers. If this was Blu-Ray and had a low price point it’d be godly.

It is labeled as “coming soon” on Sony Style Japan for a list price of 44,800 yen (roughly $412USD). The previous model, VRD-MC5, is already selling for $200USD.

Learn more about the VRD-MC10 at Sony Japan’s website, or the Sony Style Japan listing for the VRD-MC10.

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Aug 2008
DISCUSSION 22 Comments
  • Jim Oolman

    Hi,

    I’ve purchased a couple of VRD-MC5′s and really like them for Std Def video. We use the firewire from our camcorders to create dvd’s. We need the firewire to load video into PC’s for a separate process. I have a Sony HDR-HC9 camcorder, which takes beautiful HD footage. Would the VRD-MC10 allow me to import HDV footage using firewire and create Hi-Def video DVD’s? (I noticed that if I had a dvd or HDD camcorder, I can create Hi-Def dvd’s with my VRD-MC5. I’d like to do that with my HDR-HC9, but cannot.)

    Thanks,

    Jim

  • Jim Oolman

    Hi,

    I’ve purchased a couple of VRD-MC5′s and really like them for Std Def video. We use the firewire from our camcorders to create dvd’s. We need the firewire to load video into PC’s for a separate process. I have a Sony HDR-HC9 camcorder, which takes beautiful HD footage. Would the VRD-MC10 allow me to import HDV footage using firewire and create Hi-Def video DVD’s? (I noticed that if I had a dvd or HDD camcorder, I can create Hi-Def dvd’s with my VRD-MC5. I’d like to do that with my HDR-HC9, but cannot.)

    Thanks,

    Jim

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  • Jean-Pierre CANDALA

    Could anyone tell me if the VRD-MC10 will soon be available on the european market? Thanks!

  • Jean-Pierre CANDALA

    Could anyone tell me if the VRD-MC10 will soon be available on the european market? Thanks!

  • Hugh Cashion

    When will this be available in the US?

    • Stan M

      Yes, I believe it is available for pre-order now.

  • Hugh Cashion

    When will this be available in the US?

    • Stan M

      Yes, I believe it is available for pre-order now.

  • Shane Odya

    Can this unit play regurlar dvd’s not recorded on the unit itself?

  • Shane Odya

    Can this unit play regurlar dvd’s not recorded on the unit itself?

  • DavidH-N

    Is there a release date for the UK? Thanks.

  • BHUBJOHNNY

    NO,IT WONT BE.SONY DECIDED THE EUROPEAN MARKET IS WARMING UP TO MUCH TO THIS DEVICE.

  • BHUBJOHNNY

    NO,THERE IS NO U.K. RELEASE DATE AT THIS TIME FOR THE MC-10.

  • BHUBJOHNNY

    THE MC 10 ONLY PLAYS DVD'S THAT'S RECORDED ON THE UNIT ITSELF.IF YOU TRY TO USE A DVD FROM YOUR MOVIE COLLECTION,IT WILL NOT PLAY.

  • jeanpierrecandala

    is it possible to burn a disc with VRD-MC10 directly from my computer? Thanks

  • DragonWing

    If you get a CRC coping a dvd this is how to fix it:

    Ctclic Redundancy Check Error while Burning Dvds

  • DragonWing

    If you get a CRC coping a dvd this is how to fix it:

    Ctclic Redundancy Check Error while Burning Dvds

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    The VRD-MC10 supports the entire spectrum of high definition.

  • http://www.easydvdburning.com/ DVD Burning

    Excellent burning tool! I think it is worth the price.

  • Dante

    I have bought one yesterday and it was very easy to record de first DVD. But today trying to record two more dvd’s I have received from the recorder the following message “formatting failed. do you want to try another disc?”….well I have tried with 10 different DVD’s (brand new blank (not recorded)) and the messages keeps gonig and going…..I can’t record any dvd……I am completely upset. Does anybody knows how to fix the problem….

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    That looks a really handy DVD burner. Hope I could have one.