Hi everybody, I have some video ripping/editing questions that I hope you all can help me with. Let me start by explaining what I am trying to do.
I want to make a compilation BD of 60 different 1-minute video clips taken from Blu-ray movies.
The first step seems to be getting the 60, 1-minute clips. What program can I use to rip 1-minute clips from a BD without getting any loss and what format should I use for the files? I also would need this file format to be supported by video editing software.
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Last edited by Harojan; 7th Mar 2013 at 15:41.
Thanks for responding, I am going to look into DVDFab tomorrow and figure out how to use it to do what I need. What I think I may still need some help with is the file formats.
I don't know what the format of the files on a Blu-ray disc is or if I can use that format for the 1-minute long rips I want to make. Or if that format will work for the editing I want to eventually do.
What is the original format found on Blu-ray discs? Can I rip clips in that same format to be put together later without any loss? If not, what is the best format for me to get clips that have minimal loss in video and audio quality?
I'm sorry if I would learn this from researching DVDFab sometime tomorrow but I wanted to get the question out tonight in case I don't.
You could also read the forum, the guides posted AND the article 'What IS blu-ray' at the top left of the page where you read this.
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See http://www.videohelp.com/hd#filestruct . The m2ts files contains the video and audio with h264, vc1 or mpeg2(rare) video.
What kind of editing do you have in mind ? Just join or add transitions etc?
It will be hard to join everything without reconversion if they don't have exact same video and audio properties. Easiest would be to use something like the basic freemake video converter and add all m2ts clips, choose join video at top right and convert to a very HIGH bitrate/quality mp4/mkv/new BD.
Last edited by Baldrick; 8th Mar 2013 at 04:46.
I almost apologized right off the bat for asking questions that I'm sure have been answered before on this forum in several different places. I'm normally very much not that guy. I have been reading things all over the internet as well as this forum and many of the discussions I have found are either too technically related or not related at all to what I need.
I had actually seen the "what is blu-ray" article and it helped me realize that there are a whole lot of video codecs for blu-ray. What it didn't help me know is which one is the best. Or the most common. Or if my project had to use all the same ones. Or what the file extensions are (since, from what I gather, they use container objects to hold all the different codecs anyway), and do they have to be the same.
I'm sorry if I offended anyone but the more I read, the more questions I had (which is fine) but my getting started questions seemed to be about normal nuts and bolts type stuff that I've never done and I'm sure you guys have done a lot, so often that it isn't usually the topic of discussion in forums. I just wanted a quick, dumbed down walkthrough of basic Blu-ray clip ripping and format help from you guys who do it all the time.
Baldrick - thanks for being patient with me, I will add that link to my reading today. The editing I had in mind is nothing crazy. I just want to get the clips together and do some light transitioning so it doesn't look ridiculous.
Harojan - unlike some forums, we don't care if you ask "the same questions that others have asked". It's no big deal. But you seem to not really grasp that you are proposing doing something that you lack the background to do. I think it's challenging just to use multiAVCHD at all as the documents for it really suck and if you want to do something that has no examples, you're left to guess how to do on your own. And this is just one part of your task. It is going to take a LOT of time just to do the edits. You are looking at maybe weeks or months of studying before you can pull this off. Maybe you should consider whether it's REALLY worth the effort or not. My best friend is like a lot of people. He's not a tech guy and if anything makes him click more than 3 buttons or makes him (gasp!) actually have to learn something to do it, he shuts off his brain. If you're not really married to the idea of putting weeks or months of learning and hard trial and error into this and you admit that you're like my friend, maybe you should just stop now and move on to something else.
H.264 is the most common video codec. Your project doesn't HAVE to use the same ones for every clip, but it will make things harder if it doesn't. And if your video is VC-1, it's going to be even more challenging to use non-professional tools with that.
For what it's worth, nobody here with experience rips 60 BD discs to grab 1 minute excerpts to make some kind of demo disc out of it. We have no interest in such. And it would be a lot of work even for the veterans to do it, probably more than we think it's worth. Seriously, what are you going to do with this? Watch it once? Maybe get 1 or 2 friends to watch it once? You need to ask yourself seriously if it's REALLY worth the effort.
1. Rip disc to MKV using http://www.videohelp.com/tools/MakeMKV
2. Cut the section from the MKV using something like - http://www.solveigmm.com/en/products/avi-trimmer-mkv/
3. Use Baldrick's suggestion of freemake video converter to join them together.
There maybe a little quality loss but it should be negligible with a very high bitrate.
There are other ways but that's for you to experiment with. Good luck.
This is a lot of work, but it's not impossible.
First, make a list of your movies
Next, find out which of VC-1, AVC or MPEG-2 they use for video and whether they are all progressive or interlaced and if they are all 1920x1080.
You will also need to check which audio codec is used (any of Dolby, DTS, LPCM), along with the number of channels and the audio sampling rate.
Once you have that list ready, it'll be easier to sort out a plan of some kind.