What is the best way to combine or split video files? I have found a third party program that will do this (ScenalzyerLive), but I would think that Adobe Premiere or Photoship could to this as well. I am less concerned about using Premiere to create great videos to burn to a dvd than to quickly combine my short videos into one video clip (i.e. 13th birthday). Conversely, I would like to split my long videos that are 2 hours long from my old, old 1992 camcorder (Sony Video 8 TRV21 Handycam with .avi files) into much shorter segments.
With technology today, I think a lot of people simply want to combine and split videos instead of create great transitions from one scene to another. Espceially now that you can use remote into your computer from your iphone to play videos (i.e through AirVideo). Ease of finding relevant and organized clips is getting more important.
Combining and splitting videos is what video editors do, abradr. So certainly Premiere Elements is capable to doing it.
You can see how to do it in my free 8-part Basic Training tutorial series for Premiere Elements support site Muvipix.com.
Your bigger challenge is that your camcorder is not a Digital8 Sony but is, rather, a regular 8mm camcorder. How are you capturing your video? The only way you'll get good, quality DV-AVIs for editing is if you capture through a DV bridge, like the ADS Pyro AV Link or the Canopus AVDC unit. Cheaper capture cards and Dazzle-like devices may produce AVIs -- but they usually use codecs that are not compatible with most video editing programs.
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