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Editing with VOB files

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Editing Forum' started by simonph, Nov 6, 2003.

  1. simonph

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    Hi,
    A friend of mine has just received his wedding video and the editing leaves a lot to be desired.. How do I convert the VOB files to something I can edit with on my computer? ir mpg?

    thanks
     
  2. Powerhead

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    I assume that we are talking about a DVD here?

    Strictly speaking, no useful editing can be achieved as the files are now in a 'delivery format' - i.e. quite compressed - which in itself is unsuitable for editing.
     
  3. Diversion

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    I have edited mpeg in Pinnacle. It can be done but not as exactly (frame by frame) as with uncompressed avi.

    The comp also slows down a lot, maybe because it has do decode the file when editing. I'm no expert but it can be done.
     
  4. MarkE19

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    A similar question to this has been asked on www.computervideo.net forum and is in this months (December) issue of the mag.
    One person recommended trying MPEG2VCR that can be downloaded from www.womble.com/products.htm (don't know what, if anything it costs), but has only very limited editing features according to the poster on that forum.

    HTH
    Mark.

    edit: Just had a look on the site. It is $119 (appprox £80).
     
  5. Duncan Craig

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    You should be able to get apps to extract the VOBs to proper quicktimes or something useful then edit with them. I can do these sorts of things on my Mac, which others on these forums believe should restrict me from 95% of the world's software.

    Alternatively, I can re-edit it for you at a price (it's what I do).
    Drop me a mail duncancraig@f2s.com if interested
     
  6. simonph

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    Thanks for all your help.. I'm gonna see what happens if I convert the vob files to mpeg, might be messy but i'll give it a go anyway.. The least I can do is save them from the extortionate £20 a copy the 'videographer' is going to charge them!
     
  7. Gary Lightfoot

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    To 'convert' the vobs to mpeg, just rename the extension from .vob to .mpg.

    Gary.
     

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