More Video Capture questions....

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Dan M~, Jun 25, 2002.

  1. Dan M~

    Dan M~ Second Unit

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    Hi again,
    Thanks again for the help in getting my All-in-wonder 7500 up and running![​IMG]
    I captured about 30 minutes of VHS into an mpeg-1 format to begin playing with. The video needs some dead time removed from it and to cut some from the beginning and end. I have downloaded VirtualDub and TMPGEnc and need some help.
    It seems that VirtualDub will only edit the AVI format. I can load an MPG but not cut and edit it. Is this true? BTW, where do I find an operators manual?
    TMPGEnc will allow you to convert file types, but not edit the file. Is this true? Again, is there a manual?
    I also have Ulead VideoStudio 5.0 and I still haven't figured it out.
    Is there a program (freeware?) that will allow you to edit an MPG1 or MPG2 file?
    Any guidance would be helpful.
     
  2. Alan Curry

    Alan Curry Agent

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    Dan,

    If you want to just cut frames then both VirtualDub and TMPGEnc will do the job. TMPGEnc has a source range setting which is under the advanced tab under the setting button.

    Alan
     
  3. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    The problem with major editing packages doing MPEG is that only half the frames actually exist. The rest are extrapolated based on how things change in the image.

    Example

    Normal AVI- Pixel 172

    Frame 1-Red
    Frame 2-Red
    Frame 3-Red
    Frame 4-Brown
    Frame 4-Brown

    MPEG

    Red for 3 frames
    Brown for 2 frames

    So MPEG stores the same information in 2 commands that normal AVI stores in 5
     
  4. Dan M~

    Dan M~ Second Unit

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    Thanks guys,

    I'll try playing with the settings. Has anyone found a user manual for either of these programs?

    Jeff, Thanks for the education, I see why the programing would be a bear!
     
  5. Chris Bardon

    Chris Bardon Cinematographer

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    Try checking www.vcdhelp.com-there's some info there on being able to split and re-join mpeg files. I did this at one point with my TV wonder, but don't quite remember how I did it, but I do know that vcdhelp was where I found the instructions. Basically, if you have clip ABC and want to get rid of B, you save A as a file, and C as a file, and then join A and C.
     

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