How to Copy a Video From SD Card & Burn to a DVD-R

Updated February 21, 2017

SD cards are small storage cards used with portable electronic devices like digital cameras or camcorders. If you've saved video files on your SD card, you may want to transfer the videos to your computer and burn them onto a DVD. You can perform this process by using the software that comes with your Windows operating system.

Insert the SD card into the SD card reader and plug it into your computer's USB port.

Open the contents of the SD card by clicking "Start" and "Computer." Under "Devices with removable storage," you'll see the SD card. Double-click the SD card to view the contents of the card.

Locate the video file you want to burn to a DVD. Drag the file onto your desktop.

Launch Windows DVD Maker, a program that comes pre-installed on Windows computers. Click "Start," "All Programs" and "Windows DVD Maker."

Click "Choose photos and videos" on the "Share your memories on a DVD" screen.

Add the video file by clicking "Add Items" at the top of the screen. Select the video file you copied from your SD card.

Insert a blank DVD-R into the DVD-ROM drive of your computer.

Click the "Burn" button at the bottom of the screen. A DVD is created from the video file you selected.

Things You'll Need

  • SD card reader
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