i had to play the DVD on a DVD player and had to go through captering process
That's the best way.
There is no real "plug-in" for CS3. However, CS4.1 & 4.2 DO allow for the Import of 100% DVD-compliant (very important) .VOB's.
Your manual method is a good one, and is highly recommended. I just had to do that exact same thing for a client yesterday. Not something that I like, as that footage has already been compressed to MPEG-2, so there has been quality loss. I did my capture to DV-AVI Type II, for editing in PrPRo.
This ARTICLE will give you some background on VOB's, plus some suggestions for handling the contained MPEG-2 footage.
Thanks Jim and Hunt !!
yes I think I will do that , Ok that's great that CS4 has the option to do that .
Hunt , I think its not a bad idea to have a copy of vegas 9 , it becomes very helpful and handy at times like this.
Believe it or not many times I dragged and dropped different media types on its timeline and then i use "render as AVI" it does a great job.
One times I even imported PAL footage and mixed it with NTSC on the same timeline and it worked !!
I mean premiere and AE is something that I really enjoy working with , but I guess its not a bad idea to work with different programs.
Vegas 9 imported the .VOB and flash as easy as an AVI file on its timeline and rendered it as an AVI !!
I think it saves us some times , when we don't have time to capture from a deck !!
I agree that the "toolbox" can never be too full. I have a half-dozen NLE's, and besides Audition, have that many audio-editing programs. Each fills a need for me with the odd source footage that I get.
I've never used any of the Vegas products, so thanks for the tip.