How to get the video from DVD-R disk (mpeg2?) into MovieShaker?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by drklm2, Feb 13, 2005.

  1. drklm2

    drklm2 Guest

    I dubbed VHS home movie onto a DVD-R (using a borrowed Sansui recorder)
    for archiving the raw video and thinking I would be able to put the
    disk into my DVD drive(DVD-RW) on my computer and be able to easily
    access the video to edit in MovieShaker.

    Well, I can't figure out how to get the video from the DVD-R into
    MovieShaker for

    I do have a firewire port that I use to connect to a digital camcorder.
    works great for capturing video in MovieShaker.


    One idea I have is getting a Sony RDRVX500 DVD recorder deck that has a
    port. Does any one know if it would work to play the DVD-R on this
    deck and
    capture in MovieShaker through the firewire?

    Help please.
    drklm2, Feb 13, 2005
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  2. A DVD drive on FireWire is essentially the same as a DVD drive on your
    IDE bus - it's still a disk drive, not a camera, so it won't change

    The problem is likely to be that MovieShaker is not designed to read
    the .vob files on a DVD. Or maybe it can, but only through an "Import
    DVD Files" or similar command, if it has such a command (I don't know
    the program).

    Gene E. Bloch, Feb 14, 2005
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  3. drklm2

    drklm2 Guest

    Gino, thanks for the reply. So really all I probably need is some
    that could rip the .vob files off the DVD and covert them to a file
    type (ie .avi)
    that is accepted by Movieshaker.

    Sound like it would work?

    Thanks for helping me try to reason this out.

    drklm2, Feb 15, 2005
  4. That sounds right, but remember, I have no idea what Movieshaker is

    Some editors/authoring programs (TMPEGEnc Author comes to mind) have a
    menu item to "Import DVD Video", which will do the trick. Some don't.
    Others might just read the VOBs directly, I'm not sure...

    Also, some software will work with MPEGs directly, so VOB to MPEG could
    perhaps work for you.

    I am no expert on how to convert VOBs to AVIs or MPEGs, so I'll just
    point you to

    Then you have to browse a lot to find what you need to know! videohelp
    often has step-by-step instructions - I just used one set yesterday to
    rip some audio off of a DVD made by a set-top video recorder.

    There are other sites too, but that's all I know.

    Gene E. Bloch, Feb 15, 2005
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