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Old 04-19-06, 02:17 PM
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DVD Ripper (NON-COMMERCIAL, HOME DISCS)

NOTE: THIS THREAD IS ABOUT NON-COMMERCIAL CAMCORDER DVDS. I UNDERSTAND THAT TALK OF COMMERCIAL RIPPING IS VERBOTEN AND I WILL REPORT ANYONE THAT TRIES TO MENTION IT IN THIS THREAD

I have a Sony Handycam DVD403



and would like to know how I could edit the videos on my finalized discs. All there are is the MPEG2 files. What do I do?
Old 04-19-06, 02:26 PM
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I would be surprised if your camera didn't come with some editing software?

Here's a list of editing/authoring programs with some review comments: http://www.videohelp.com/tools?s=2#2

TMPGEnc DVD Author is a good one.

Plenty of helpful step-by-step guides here: http://www.videohelp.com/author
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It didn't really. The concept of DVD camcorders is really flawed since it is not geared towards easy editing the same way DV camcorders are.
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Having the files already in mpeg2 form will result in a quality loss if you re-encode them. You'll want an editor that can directly edit the mpeg2 files.
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I use DVD Studio pro on my Mac, it allows you to trim clips to about 1/3 of a second, without transcoding.

There's also an app for XP that supposedly allows you to edit mpeg-2 without transcoding - when I get home I'll check the name of it if I remember.
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Check Adobe Premiere Elements. I think they market it as being suitable for this type of camcorder.
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Okay, the program's called Video Redo Plus, though I haven't really used it since I was able to do everything I wanted to in DVD Studio Pro.
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This is a black art. Install Avisynth and use it to create a wrapper around the mpeg2 file. Then open the wrapper file in any video editing application. Any application that opens the wrapper file will see the mpeg2 as a series of uncompressed frames.

Specifically, you will:

1. Install avisynth

2. Copy the DVD to your hard drive. Just use Explorer. The video files will probably have the .vob extension.

3. Create a file with an .avs extension, which contains one line:

Code:
mpeg2source("/path/to/file.vob")
4. Open the .avs file in your favourite video editing application.

If you're using Premiere, then install the Premiere avs import filter as well.

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