Don't bother. It is not suitable for editing. Get the original material.
I mean if you see someone enjoying a perfectly good dinner, meant for eating, you don't go to the toilet to get the compressed stuff from him, would you??? Get your own fresh food. Same with DVD material. That is compressed and for editing purposes, it could as well be dumped in the toilet.
it's just a customer work , we only have that clips and that's for legal use, no need of quality. btw I'm importing files with sony vegas (simple as two clicks) then i'll work them in PR.
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Read Bill Hunt on editing a VOB/MPG file http://forums.adobe.com/thread/464549?tstart=0
Edit Vob http://premierepro.wikia.com/wiki/FAQ:How_do_I_import_VOB_files_/_edit_a_DVD%3F
Tools to Convert to DV-AVI http://forums.adobe.com/thread/415317?tstart=0
Convert your files to DV-AVI Type II with 48KHz 16-bit Audio
I have NOT used the products below, I only forward due to other mentions
$90 http://www.magix.com/us/movie-edit-pro/ plus $5 Ship
$70 http://www.nchsoftware.com/prism/index.html Converter
$40 http://www.deskshare.com/dmc.aspx Digital Media Converter
$00 http://www.dvddecrypter.org.uk/ or http://www.mrbass.org/dvdrip/
$00 http://www.squared5.com/ MPEG Streamclip Converter
$00 http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html Multi-Converter <-- supposed to be very good
$00 http://www.virtualdub.org/ Mpeg to AVI Converter
nice that's an answer ! thanks a lot
1. Capture is only possible over firewire from tape based cameras.
2. Ingest of .VOB files is just that. Copy to your hard disk and import. How difficult is that?
3. If your .VOB files do not import correctly, chances are, they are
a. copy protected
b. not in a legal DVD format
c. contain non-supported DVD stuff, like multi-angle, etc.
if you see someone enjoying a perfectly good dinner, meant for eating, you don't go to the toilet to get the compressed stuff from him, would you???
Harm, that is your best analogy yet!
In the DVD-VOB article, that John T. kindly linked to, I outline a manual workflow for Capturing from a DVD deck, using an A-D bridge, hooked to the computer via FireWire. This requires, first the equipment, and then a bit of dexterity. Basically, one would cue up the DVD to the desired portion, and then hit Play on the DVD deck, whicle clicking on Record with your mouse. I'd give a little bit of pre-roll, especially until you get the hang of working the DVD player's remote in one hand, and the mouse in the other. When you have Captured the desired scene, just hit Stop.
In PrPro, Trim off the pre-roll Frames and any post-roll Frames. Not the ultimate, but it works.
If the DVD is 100% DVD-compliant (VERY IMPORTANT), I would probably just Import the VOB's (the one/ones that contain the scene that you desire), and in PrPro, Trim out the extraneous stuff.
There are also software utilities, that will allow one to rip a DVD (usually even works with DVD's that are not 100% DVD-compliant), and extract the MPEG-2 files, contained in the VOB's. Some are better, than others, and some allow much, much control.
Good luck, and if you anticipate doing a lot of this work, and especially if you are faced with client DVD's, that come from DVR units, look into an A-D bridge, like the Canopus/Grass Valley ADVC-110, or 300. Those units, while designed to Capture analog sources, will also hook up to a DVD deck.
thanks guys, but as mentioned before I already made it with two clicks in Vegas, at the end having that software is the easiest way. Thanks anyway for your suggestion.
Not possible in Premiere so I did it with Vegas in two clicks. If you have it that's the best solution, it makes a video file on every chapter.