Simple to use free or inexpensive remaking software?

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by divoch, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. divoch

    divoch Guest

    "All" I want to do is a simple editing of DVDs that I record from TV on my
    new Panasonic DVD recorder and then burning new DVD after edit. Recorder can
    record and read both +RW and -RW discs (in addition to RAM). By a simple
    editing I mean just deleting some extra recorded video at the start and end
    of a timer recorded program. If I could simply delete adverts then that
    would be an advantage but not essential.
    Is there easy to use software that does it all in one integrated software?

    divoch, Oct 28, 2007
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    Steve Guest

    The best way I've found is to use Womble MPEG video editor which has
    very neat MPEG editing capabilities. Its sister product, MPEG video
    wizard (which includes the MPEG editor) can also (re-)author discs.

    It can edit the VOB files directly
    Steve, Oct 31, 2007
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  3. divoch

    Steve Guest

    If you use DVD-RAM to record you will only ever have a single file
    VR_MOVIE.VRO to edit which avoids the 1GB split of titles into .VOB
    files. You will, however, need to buy a DVD drive for your PC that
    reads DVD-RAM disks though - these drives are now cheap and widely
    available, NEC make good ones. Buy the caddyless, single-sided RAM
    disks, not the 9GB double-sided products (which don't fit the PC

    You can also erase individual titles on DVD-RAM without having to
    reformate the disc, and in my experience you will have far fewer
    failures/problems compared with using either DVD-RW or DVD+RW disks.

    On the subject of editing, see my comments on Womble's products in the
    other thread under your post.
    Steve, Oct 31, 2007
  4. divoch

    divoch Guest

    I find the subject of files generated by DVD recorders rather confusing. If
    you can please have a look at my posting Editing DVD questions here dated
    29th October. Is there any simple guide anywhere fro me to read?
    If I use RAM discs would it not be the case that some simple editing is
    possible on the recorder itself? The reason for not using DVD/RAM discs is
    that they are not compatible with standard DVD players.
    divoch, Oct 31, 2007
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    John Kane Guest

    VideoRedo TVSuite will do this.
    John Kane, Oct 31, 2007
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    Steve Guest

    On Wed, 31 Oct 2007 10:48:44 GMT, "divoch"

    Google is your friend, may I suggest the terms "VOB IFO meaning" or
    similar combination.


    You are right, you can edit DVD-RAM disks on the recorder. However I
    found that for the small outlay (around £17 now) on a compatible PC
    drive the process was much quicker and accurate for frequent edits.

    You can re-author the edited results onto non-RAM disks for compatible
    playback. It's all down to the volume of work you get through . I
    have also found re-writable DVD (both - and +) to be highly variable
    to the point of being unreliable. DVD-RAM is not, in my experience.

    I also often onwards-convert content to DivX to save on storage
    space, so getting recordings onto a PC as one file is very convenient.
    Steve, Oct 31, 2007
  7. divoch

    divoch Guest

    Thanks for suggestion. I shall check it out.
    divoch, Oct 31, 2007
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