DVD Video Editing

  sil_ver 11:56 12 Oct 2004

I'm running Win2K, AMD XP2600+ cpu and NVidia 4200Ti graphics card. I want to edit some analogue home videos. I don't have a capture card and progs such as Ulead, MGI Photosuite, VideoWave and PowerDirector don't seem to allow for editing from a DVD player/recorder only from a capture device. I do have a DVD/VCR recorder and have recorded VHS to DVD Anyone suggest a prog that will do the job of adding headings, fade in/out etc and other tricks?

  Octoz 13:29 12 Oct 2004

Is your DVD recorder RAM or -R/+R?
You won't be able to edit files on a DVD, you will need to copy them to your HDD and then edit them and burn them onto a DVD. All of the editing suites that you mention allow for files to be edited from the HDD without a capture device. Capture devices are only required for recording into the Computer.

  sil_ver 20:01 12 Oct 2004

Thanks for your reply.
My standalone recorder is DVD RAM and DVD -R/RW but I don't see a way of transferring it to my HDD without using Nero. The Suites I mentioned wont recognise nrg. extensions. Maybe I'm missing summat obvious. What I do is to record the video to a DVD -RW and finalise it so that my PC will recognise it then use Nero to create an image file and that's where it all stops.

  sil_ver 11:04 13 Oct 2004


  jbaker65 11:14 13 Oct 2004

Surely, if you have the video on a DVD you can use any of the video editing progs. I use uLead video studio 7 and on the capture screen in the top right hand corner there is a file icon which can be double clicked to open a video from memory, hard disc or DVD. Have a good look at you editing prog.

  Octoz 16:27 13 Oct 2004

Is it possible that in transferring your files they become read only?
You would have to check a file by right clicking it, selecting "properties" and changing from "read-only"
The other problem may be that the DVD recorder does not record it's data in a way that Nero can read it. Not likely but possible.

I follow this procedure:
Nero 6.3 software.

Select DVD tab in top rt hand corner of Nero display.
Select the icon representing photo/film
select Nero recode "import DVD or movies"
Browse to folder containing DVD files

Hope that this helsp.

  sil_ver 21:03 13 Oct 2004

Thank you both for your replies. I'll see if I can sort it out now..........

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