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A Complicated Video Editing Problem


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mhsbassoondude

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Ok, after spending my entire weekend trying to find the answers myself, i have resorted to asking here, knowing full well how complicated this will get and chances are no one can help me. That being said, if anyone even has an idea on where i could go for help, that would be wonderful. I did have screenshots but photobucket did a wonderful job of blocking the footage that was playing in my player (what i wanted to show in the first place) Internet security +1 : (

I have a sony DCR-DVD7 Hanycam camcorder that i use for recording movies, and we recently decided to try out the widescreen option on it. Using this, we recorded a movie in widescreen and were completely satisfied with the results. I formated the disk and put it on my computer and opened the folder containing the footage and there are 3 types of files, namely


VIDEO_TS
VIDEO_TS
VIDEO_TS
VTS_02_0
VTS_02_0
VTS_03_0
VTS_03_0
VTS_03_1
VTS_04_0
VTS_04_0
VTS_04_1
VTS_01_0
VTS_01_0
VTS_01_1
VTS_02_1

those are all different files that are on the dvd, so i imported all of them. now the first problem comes in when i go to open the file after its on my computer. If i click on any of the VIDEO_TS or VTS_0X_0 files, i get a menu to select a scene ( its the same menu that appears on the camera)

So if i click on any of these video files i get footage that is in the correct 16:9 widescreen format

however, if i click on one of the VTS_0X_X then i get the same footage in 4:3

so to edit this video, i need the video files, in this case all the .VOB files. So what i normally do is just take all the VTS_0X_X files and put them on my hard drive and everything is good, but with the widescreen, they are no longer widescreen. How do i get them back into widescreen.

Even saying that they were, i then imported them into nero vision, a linear video editor and picked all the scenes i wanted, then exported this as an avi so that i can import it into adobe premier. for some reason nero vision is the only software i have that will accept .VOB files into it. Once again thanks to all those pirates out there who make everything work against copying dvds.

I then take this into premier and edit it with effects and transitions. Unfortunately, nothing is in widescreen, so i cant really tell you what comes after that because i dont know.

If anyone has any suggestions/advice besides throw away the .VOB camera or buy X software that costs way more than i can afford, please let me know. This forum has helped me out a lot in the past and i didnt know where else to turn.

Many thanks!
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You can try out SONY VEGAS which is software created by... You guessed it the big S. Anyways check out Sony Vegas details through google to see if it will accept those files and also keep them in wide screen format. But you know what? I'm going to be extremely honest with you and share a little secret that you may not know.

There is a website dedicated to these sorts of problems. This website is the mecca of video creation. I can guarantee that once you go there you will never ever go on any other site for video help, camera help, video programs, etc. Sign up for the forum and see if you can acquire more info. Also take the time to look around the site for awesome tutorials and more.


www.videohelp.com <<<<<<<<------------------------ This is the cream of the crop!

Edited by superstar, 04 May 2008 - 10:52 PM.

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thank you, that is exactly what i was looking. My friend actually has vegas, and i sent the disc with him today to see what he could do with it. Maybe he will come up with something. In the mean time im back to googleing ifo to avi converters and checking out that website.

thanks
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Hope all goes well! That website is a blast make sure you check it out!
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