Sorry if this is repeated or in the wrong place. I have a DVD with some video footage and I want to extract the video from there to edit it in Vegas 8.0. How can I do this? I want to do this without losing quality in the process, is it possible?
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Originally Posted by Baldrick
However you also have to understand that Vegas is not a native mpeg-2 editor, so it will expand the video to the timeline, then re-encode it when you are finished. You will take a quality hit. If you want lossless (or near-as-dammit-to) mpeg editing then you need to look at Womble Mpeg Video Wizard or perhaps VideoRedo.
Thanks for your answers.. I'll take a look at those
guns1inger, what I'm doing is this: I extracted the video from the DVD (in Vegas) and edited it the way I wanted. In this case I wanted to completely replace the audio track and edit a few parts of the video with some fade-in/out. When the video was ready, I rendered it in AVI (Custom NTSC DV, Best video rendering quality, 720x480, progressive scan). I got an 8GB file for 35 mins of video.
Now I'll encode that file in Cinema Craft Encoder and then author the DVD in Adobe Encore 2.0.
Is this a good way to do things?
Thanks for your help,
That's why he suggested going directly to MPEG-2. Going to DV AVI as an intermediate step isn't lossless. It's not very lossy, but lossy nonetheless. And it also wastes time unnecessarily.
I did the export from Vegas to MPEG-2 directly and I have a little problem here. When I did the export to DV AVI (from Vegas) and then encoded it in CCE I got an MPV file with 36 minutes (framerate 29.97). But when I do it directly from Vegas to M2V, also with a framerate of 29.97) I have a video with 32 minutes. I guess the framerate isn't correct in one of those, but I don't understand where I made the mistake.
guns1inger, you said "do not use the underpowered default templates". Is there anything I should pay special attention to when defining the settings to the export? I don't have the knowledge to know what to do exactly.
Bitrates are the major issues. The templates are simply too low (unless Vegas 8 ups the numbers). But these won't change your running times.
When you render from Vegas make sure you aren't rendering a region, but the entire timeline.