Splitting AVI file into smaller files

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Musawwir Spiegel, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. I have recently begun to use Premiere Elements 2.0 and am new to video

    I captured 2 hours of analog footage to Premiere Elements and wound up
    with an AVI file of about 26 GB. How can I split that file into
    smaller ones, preferrably without any loss of data?

    Musawwir Spiegel
    Musawwir Spiegel, Jun 19, 2007
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  2. Musawwir Spiegel

    Ken Maltby Guest

    Google "Premiere Elements 2.0 tutorial" without the quotes.

    Ken Maltby, Jun 19, 2007
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  3. Thank you, Ken.

    After I posted the original message, I located a shareware program
    ($19) called AVI Splitter, which can split an AVI file without having
    to re-compress the data.

    You can scroll through the AVI file, using a monitor similar to that
    in the Premiere timeline. You mark the beginning and the end of the
    portion of the file that you wish to extract and save that portion
    with a chosen file name. The process is not destructive of the
    original file. Worked great for me.

    Musawwir Spiegel
    Musawwir Spiegel, Jun 19, 2007
  4. I came across a suggestion to try AVI Splitter. I downloaded the demo
    and soon thereafter paid my dues for a user license. I think it's
    great. It will split AVI files, saving the product with a new file
    name and no re-compression that would result in data loss.

    It can be downloded by going to http://www.brizsoft.com/. Look over
    therir various products, and then observe on the page with the prices
    and ordering fields that there are some package deals that are worth

    Once you install the program you only have about 4 or 5 days to decide
    whether to buy a user license. Therefore, you should only install the
    program when you expect to be able do the evaluaton within a few

    All you need to do to evaluate the program is to open an AVI file,
    mark the beginning and end of the selection you want to extract as a
    separate file, provide the folder and file name as you wish to save
    the extract,, and hit the save button. You can set the beginning and
    end points for extraction by scrolling through a easily used video
    reader. The source file is left unchanged. Only the extract is new.

    Good Luck.

    Musawwir Spiegel
    Musawwir Spiegel, Jul 4, 2007
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