File formats

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

  1. 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.mallard, Jun 16, 2007
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    Trev Guest

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

    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
    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:
    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

    Oldish Git, Jun 17, 2007
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    Stuart Guest

    You can edit in Womble 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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    Rob Guest

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