Newbie needs help editing Video

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by vttigger10, Oct 25, 2006.

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    vttigger10 Guest

    I've got several MPEG files I downloaded from my new camcorder and all
    I want to do is crop some time off of the beginning and the end of the
    clip based on when the actual video I want appears, any ideas on the
    easiest way to do this? If there is any way to adjust the audio volume
    of a clip, that would be awesome too :)

    A little background -- I video taped a few of my friends sending
    birthday wishes to another friend and there is excess "mess up time" on
    the front end and the back end of the video. All I want to do is trim
    that time off of the front, start the clip when they start talking and
    end the clip when they stop talking.
     
    vttigger10, Oct 25, 2006
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    Ken Maltby Guest

    Give the trial of the Womble MPEG Wizard, a try.

    www.womble.com

    Luck;
    Ken
     
    Ken Maltby, Oct 25, 2006
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    PTravel Guest

    VideoReDo will let you make the cuts that you want. I'm not sure whether it
    can alter the audio.
    VideoReDo should manage that quite nicely.
     
    PTravel, Oct 25, 2006
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  4. I don't know what you use to download video from your camcorder, but
    the edit you describe is basic enough to do with just the capture
    process alone. The capture process simply involves taking video from
    your camcorder and storing it on your computer's hard drive.

    Most capture programs will let you indicate at what point in the video
    you want to record and/or stop recording. The capture program will
    begin to play back your tape from the beginning and you just hit the
    record button in the capture program at the point you want to save the
    video.

    As far as volume is concerned, all video editors let you alter the
    volume, up or down, of a video clip. Most will also let you alter just
    a portion of the audio by creating an "envelope" around the area of
    interest.
     
    arthur.seltzer, Oct 25, 2006
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    Ken Maltby Guest

    With the latest update at least, there is a volume adjustment in
    the "Audio Adjust" "Tool".
    /Ken
     
    Ken Maltby, Oct 25, 2006
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