Ulead Movie Factory 2 - newbie question on editing out commercials

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Gordon Abbot, Jan 12, 2004.

  1. Gordon Abbot

    Gordon Abbot Guest

    I captured a NFL game using UMF2 se (came with my burner). I would like
    to get rid of the commercials and burn the final product.

    I know life would have been simpler if I 1.) captured as an AVI and
    edited that before rendering to mpeg and 2.) bought an editing program
    and used it to extract video and other things I cannot do with UMF2se
    (at least I think I cannot do them). But If I captured AVI even with
    compression, I would have filled my 120 gig drive easily (4 hours of
    capture) since I have other projects on it.

    I have win 98se so have three 4gig files of captured DV (captured at DVD
    740x480, 8 mg). My plan is to take each one independently and use the
    split feature of MF to divide them into segments with commercials at
    either end then trim the clip so it is commercial free. I will end up
    with a bunch of small files but should be able to load them as a new
    project, add menus and burn the product. (It seems I will be in the same
    condition that someone who captured from their camera and has many
    scenes/files, if that is what happens.)

    Is this the best way to go or is there another easier way to do it with
    MF. I do not have extract video (at least it is not on the list of
    options) which would simplify things. Or does MF2 se have that feature
    hidden?

    Is there a way to merge the files into a single file using MF2 or just
    let MF2 do it when I render to DVD format?

    GA
     
    Gordon Abbot, Jan 12, 2004
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    Tony Guest

    I would suggest capturing in MPG2, and use the authoring process to mark out
    sections you dont want, your original file is untouched, but the markouts
    will be absent

    You should also upgrade to XP, and convert to NTFS, which is faster access,
    and better for video
     
    Tony, Jan 12, 2004
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  3. Gordon Abbot

    Gordon Abbot Guest

    Agree with XP which will be my next purchase.


    When you "mark out" is that the start/end feature? I thought it only
    clipped each file at either end but not to remove portions in the middle
    of the file. I thought extract video was that feature, which did not
    come with umf2se.

    GA
     
    Gordon Abbot, Jan 12, 2004
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    Jerry Jones Guest

    I would definitely recommend the upgrade to version 3.0.

    Not the version 3.0 "standard" version.

    Get the version 3.0 "Disc Creator" version.

    The editing features are tremendously improved:

    http://www.ulead.com/dmf/new.htm

    It's a pleasure to use.

    Jerry Jones
    http://www.jonesgroup.net
     
    Jerry Jones, Jan 14, 2004
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