I'm looking for the best way to extract small segments of video from a FINALIZED DVD (DVD-R) onto my computer for further editing. I've tried with Premier Elements, Premier Pro CS4, Roxio, Norton and a few others. Most all of them all import the complete file rather than giving you the option of selecting a specific piece of video. For example, if I create a project consisting of 10 entertainers/acts in PP CS4 and take it to ENCORE to create a DVD disc, it is created as a single file. Now, let's say I want to export/extract a specific entertainer/act. WHAT I WANT TO DO IS VIEW/SEARCH THE DVD, FIND THE ACT I'M LOOKING FOR AND CREATE AN 'IN' AND 'OUT' POINT TO EXTRACT/COPY/EXPORT THE WANTED ACT INSTEAD OF THE COMPLETE MOVIE/PROJECT.
Even when I use Premier Elements...I go to the GET MEDIA tab (from PC DVD drive) and the VIDEO IMPORTER opens and runs for a LONG TIME to open the 1-2 hour movie/file. I can then select the VOB file and click GET MEDIA which is another long wait for it to copy. The copied file is the complete VOB file and I only wanted one act (a 2-3 minute segment).
Again, what I want to do is, VIEW/SEARCH THE DVD, FIND THE ACT I'M LOOKING FOR AND CREATE AN 'IN' AND 'OUT' POINT TO EXTRACT/COPY/EXPORT THE WANTED ACT INSTEAD OF THE COMPLETE MOVIE/PROJECT.
CAN ANYONE HELP ME WITH THIS?
I don't think this is possible with any version of Premiere... setting in/out during capture is only possible with DV or HDV via Firewire from a tape camera
For VOB from a DVD you must import the entire file (VOB's are maximum .99Gig per file, due to the DVD structure) and then once you have the file imported into Premiere, you may set in/out points for further use
Read Bill Hunt on editing a VOB/MPG file http://forums.adobe.com/thread/464549?tstart=0
One more question. Can I do this with hardware instead of software? We
know we can capture video from a camera to computer with a firewire...is
there a cord/connection that can go from DVD player to computer so I can
accomplish my goal? I don't think RCA cables would work, would they?
Yes, one can do this via hardware. There are two things to consider: the pass-through capabilities of the camera, and the possible In & Out connections. Instead of a camera, I use a Canopus A-D Bridge, but a camera with pass-through capabilities and the correct cables will work fine too.
One thing that you will obviously not have is Device Control, but if you have the deck's remote in one hand, and the mouse in the other, by about the third time that you control both the deck and the Capture, you will have it down. Do not worry about a few extra Frames, as you can just Trim those out.
I have the AVS converter but I can't see where to cut (in/out points) to
select the section I want. You say, NOTICE AT THE BOTTOM LEFT, YOU CAN SET
IN/OUT POINTS FOR CONVERSION. The bottom left of WHERE?
Can I go out of my DVD player with s-video cable and into my computer with
the same...or does it have to be a firewire cable on the computer side? OR,
do I need a digital converter box between?
One quick question. I have Premier Pro CS4 and a friend has offered to give
me Soundbooth CS5. Will that work OK with Premier Pro CS4 or do I have to
install Soundbooth CS4?
Thanks as always.
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