Looking for simple DV editor that doesn't do any recompression

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Aaron Nabil, Apr 9, 2004.

  1. Aaron Nabil

    Aaron Nabil Guest

    I'm working on a simple project that needs to have some
    DV material trimmed, I'd like to avoid any editor that
    decompresses and then recompresses it. In other words I'm
    looking for a "native" dv editor.

    A perfect tool would just be some kind of preview window
    where I could see the movie and a timeline where I could
    mark the cut points.

    Are there any tools like this? Please send replies to
    the newsgroup.


    Aaron Nabil, Apr 9, 2004
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  2. Most (all?) NLE applications I've ever heard of work
    like that. The only time the DV is "rendered" (which
    involves "recompression") is where you *change* the
    image (special effect, title overlay, etc.)
    Richard Crowley, Apr 9, 2004
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  3. Aaron Nabil

    George Guest

    Virtualdub will allow you to trim and cut without recompressing. It
    makes a bit-for-bit copy of what you select. No codec is engaged when
    you use it in Direct Stream Copy mode.

    Perfect for what you need!

    <www.virtualdub.org> it is freeware

    George, Apr 9, 2004
  4. Aaron Nabil

    Aaron Nabil Guest

    It only supports VFW-type AVI's, which mine aren't.

    Turns out that the free microsoft movie maker does exactly what I
    want, it doesn't re-render the DV is the output format is set
    Aaron Nabil, Apr 11, 2004
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