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June 1, 2007, 3:32 pm
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a decent newsgroup. Can any of you knowledgeable people recommend one to me?
This is my question, should anyone here be able to help me:
I am Fire-wiring a bunch of tapes from my fathers camcorder onto my PC and
want to compress the files using the codec used for DVDs so I can pick and
choose video files and quickly burn various DVDs without having to re-encode
over and over. I have a copy of Ulead DVD Movie Factory 5 Plus which I use
to create DVDs and I believe it will work with DVD compatible files and
create DVDs without re-encoding.
Re: Recommend me a newsgroup for video codecs please
"rec.video.desktop" certainly. "alt.video.dvd. authoring", and
"alt.video.dvd.software", as well.
But you should keep such camcorder video in the DV25 AVI
format (that your Firewire transfer from the camera, creates) until
you are done editing. While the process that you are describing
is a great way to work with any previously edited material, and
there are now very few limitations to MPEG Editing, having the
original less compressed video is still the preferred approach for
any significant editing endeavor.
There are a number of good MPEG encoders that have presets
and templates that make encoding DV-AVI to DVD Compliant
MPEG2 a simple and straight forward process. I like the
TMPGEnc encoders such as:
http://tmpgenc.pegasys-inc.com/en/product/tp.html for $37
or you can get the free version and find/use one of the free
Or even go all out and get, a fully featured general purpose
Its $100, there are free trial downloads so you can try them
and see what the extra money gets you, and if it is worth it
for your uses. All the encoders produce very good DVD
Compliant MPEG2 video, (even the free one, for the
MPEG2 trial period.)
There are also a number of free "Converter" programs that
can create MPEG2 video. ( I personally dislike most of these.)
Check out the listing of encoders at www.videohelp.com
the CCE encoders has usually been rated the fastest. Both
free and commercial encoders are listed.
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