Digital Video Editing Help

milanlad

Standard Member
Before I say anything my knowledge on video and editing is limited.

What I want to be able to do is edit a programme that has been recorded onto a DVD-R via a consumer DVD recorder. The idea is to be able to download it onto a PC and use a software package such as Adobe Premiere to edit the programme.

Can this be done?

I do know that when a programme is recorded on a DVD-R via a DVD recorder it is a VOB fie???

Do I need to convert the VOF file into a AVI file?

All help appreciated.

Thanx
 

vonhosen

Novice Member
A VOB file is a Video Object File & is part of the basic file structure of DVD-Video . It is essentially a MPEG-2 file but it can have more than one audio (or video file) running together within the stream.

It will depend on what NLE (Non Linear Editing) software you have as to whether it will deal with VOB or MPEG files. Because of the temporal compression used in MPEG they are not that easy to edit as you can only effectively cut on certain frames (not all the frames contain full data.)

It is possible to convert your VOB files to AVI files (the preferred format for most NLE) for editing but you may notice a quality hit.

Check out www.dvdrhelp.com for help on all this.
 

milanlad

Standard Member
Originally posted by vonhosen
A VOB file is a Video Object File & is part of the basic file structure of DVD-Video . It is essentially a MPEG-2 file but it can have more than one audio (or video file) running together within the stream.

It will depend on what NLE (Non Linear Editing) software you have as to whether it will deal with VOB or MPEG files. Because of the temporal compression used in MPEG they are not that easy to edit as you can only effectively cut on certain frames (not all the frames contain full data.)

It is possible to convert your VOB files to AVI files (the preferred format for most NLE) for editing but you may notice a quality hit.

Check out www.dvdrhelp.com for help on all this.
Thanks. I have access to Adobe Premiere and the editing I want to do is basic and simple stuff. A slight hit in quality is not a problem for my application.

Which are good conversion programs?

Cheers
 
K

knh4

Guest
Use CyberLink PowerDirector to edit ur video. Its very simple to use and accepts *.vob files. If not use Moonlight Cordless Muxer Software to demux (Split ur files), in to n mpeg2 file and n ac3/PCM file. Then u can use em in Premiere.
 

thebrummy_one

Novice Member
Had a look at this link, (don't know why, I'm nowhere near ready to do any of that stuff!!) but I notice the author talks in dollars. Would being american affect either the advise or the programmes? (regional coding, NTSC etc)
 

vonhosen

Novice Member
General advice will be the same

The programs you use etc will work fine with NTSC or PAL
 

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