File formats

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by francis.mallard@yahoo.com, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. Guest

    I have recently transfered some video tapes to dvd, I now have *.vob
    files. Can anybody recommend a suitable program foe editing these
    files or converting them to a suitable format that a pc could use?


    Francis
     
    , Jun 16, 2007
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  2. Trev Guest

    <> wrote in message
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    >I have recently transfered some video tapes to dvd, I now have *.vob
    > files. Can anybody recommend a suitable program foe editing these
    > files or converting them to a suitable format that a pc could use?
    >
    >
    > Francis
    >

    Copy to hard disc and change the extention to MPG
     
    Trev, Jun 17, 2007
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  3. Oldish Git Guest

    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I have recently transfered some video tapes to dvd, I now have *.vob
    > files. Can anybody recommend a suitable program foe editing these
    > files or converting them to a suitable format that a pc could use?


    Hi Francis,

    If you have software that can edit MPEG2, then copy the VOBs to
    HD and rename to .mpg, as suggested.
    However, you'll probably find you aren't happy with the result,
    unless you are doing cut-only editing, due to the lossy MPEG2
    format.
    There are ways around this by using software frame-servers
    (eg "Avisynth") which read each MPEG2 frame from the DVD
    /.VOB and convert it on-the-fly to create a 'fake' .AVI file,
    which you simultaneously have open in almost any video editor.
    Have a look at the Tools section here:
    http://www.videohelp.com
    There are some excellent guides there, too.
    It can be quite tricky to set up, so hopefully you'll only be
    doing cut-only editing and won't need this extra layer of
    complication!

    HTH,
    --
    Rob
     
    Oldish Git, Jun 17, 2007
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  4. Stuart Guest

    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I have recently transfered some video tapes to dvd, I now have *.vob
    > files. Can anybody recommend a suitable program foe editing these
    > files or converting them to a suitable format that a pc could use?
    >
    >
    > Francis
    >



    You can edit in Womble http://www.womble.com/ and export your results in
    MPEG2, MPEG1 or AVI format or author a DVD etc. Womble has a good range of
    effects built in like wipes and fades if you need them.
     
    Stuart, Jun 18, 2007
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  5. Rob Guest

    "Stuart" <stuart?@whodunnit8.com> wrote in message
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    > <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >>I have recently transfered some video tapes to dvd, I now have *.vob
    >> files. Can anybody recommend a suitable program foe editing these
    >> files or converting them to a suitable format that a pc could use?
    >>
    >>
    >> Francis
    >>

    >
    >
    > You can edit in Womble http://www.womble.com/ and export your results in
    > MPEG2, MPEG1 or AVI format or author a DVD etc. Womble has a good range of
    > effects built in like wipes and fades if you need them.


    Another good payware (50US) mpeg2 editor is VideoReDo:
    http://www.videoredo.com/
    They also have a trial version, so you can test on your own footage.
    HTH
    --
    Rob
     
    Rob, Jun 19, 2007
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