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
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.