Sony's latest DVDirect DVD writer enables users to record videos and digital photos from a camcorder, VCR tape or memory card on to DVD discs without the need of a computer. Available in black or white, the VRD-MC1 features a two-inch colour LCD screen for previewing video and images in stand-alone mode. It can burn up to 12 hours of hardware encoded mpeg-2 video on DVD+R DL Double Layer discs, or up to six hours of video or 2,000 photos on to supported standard single-layer discs. The package also includes software for making copies of videos and slideshows, as well as authoring DVD discs with customised menus and other advanced features. The bundle also features DVD-video-playing software, backup software, virtual disc drive software, management/jukebox, disc label creation and drive tool software.