This is a common problem with DVD material from a DVR. The MPEG-2 compression is often at fault. This ARTICLE will give you some additional background. The biggest issue is that most DVR's do NOT produce 100% DVD-compliant material. When the DVD's VOB is 100% DVD-compliant, PrE normally has no issues.
Hope that this helps, and good luck,
I appreciate the quick response. I've read this (and the other posts) and realize that my DVR must not produce 100% VOB compatible DVD's.
Rather than starting over to re-capture these 8mm tapes, is there a transcode utility that can take the VOB and convert to a format that PrE could import correctly? Perhaps to MPEG2 (to 'correct' the mpeg2 compression in VOB)? Perhaps to DV-AVI (though the file size would be 4x the size (?)). Another format?
Or is there another software application that may be more forviging in importing VOB files?
Thanks for your help. SKJ.
Some of the DVD-based apps aren't as powerful when it comes to video editing but, since they use an MPEG/VOB workflow, they'll work much better with native VOB files.
Among those are products like Sonic MyDVD and Nero.
I have NOT used those products, I only forward due to other mentions
Edit Vob http://premierepro.wikia.com/wiki/FAQ:How_do_I_import_VOB_files_/_edit_a_DVD%3F
$70 http://www.nchsoftware.com/prism/index.html Converter
$40 http://www.deskshare.com/dmc.aspx Digital Media Converter
$00 http://www.squared5.com/ Converter
$00 http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html Converter
$00 http://www.virtualdub.org/ Converter
If the audio-video synch is of a constant nature i.e. all through the clip audio is out-of synch by few seconds/frames then you may try the following -
Select the Clip, right click and select Unlink Audio and Video. Then select the Audio track and move it to suit the video.
hope this works.