Iím trying to edit .ts video (edit out commercials) and save in a format for iTunes.
I'm capturing HD TV shows (1080i) off of my DirecTV DVR using my Hauppauge Colossus card,
My original thread on capturing is here: http://forum.videohelp.com/threads/359703-Colossus-HD-captured-video-resolution-issues
I'm now able to capture shows using WinTV that look very good! WinTV captures in the .ts format and I donít think I can change that. But, I've been unable to find an editing package where I can just edit out the commercials and save in a format that will work in iTunes.
The only "official" editing package that Hauppauge supports is ArcSoft ShowBiz (and itís an older version too!). One support person suggested I try Freemake but that still has video resolution loss.
Here's an example of my captured video directly from WinTV: http://www.casincat.com/FTP/Video_Clip_1.ts
Here's the same clip after editing with Showbiz version 3 (the supported version): http://www.casincat.com/FTP/Video_Quality_Example_ShowBiz-2.MPG
Here's the clip after editing with the trial version of Showbiz 5 (newest version): http://www.casincat.com/FTP/Video_Quality_Example_ShowBiz-5.MP4
Can anyone recommend a software editing package that can do simple editing and save in a format that works in iTunes (.mp4 or .m4v I believe)?
Of course Iíd prefer free packages but Iím willing to buy the program if itís not too much (maybe under $100).
Iíve tried Freemake, ShowBiz, VSDC, VideoPad and Photoshop CS6.
So, any suggestions on other packages to try or what I may be doing wrong?
Thanks in advance!
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You could try video to video converter, use the built in editor and then convert directly to some iphone/ipad preset.
Or try use a ts avc/h264 video editor only like the old free tssniper. Edit and then convert to mp4 for itunes with handbrake.
Or it might be worth getting tmpgenc smart renderer or videoredo h264 suite or solveigmm video splitter. Try the trials first.
Thanks for the tips! I checked out a few of those packages and some are no longer supported. I'm working with VideoReDo right now and while I haven't found my solution yet I should say that the pre-sales support from them is great! I sent in a question on Saturday and got a reply on Sunday!
One thing I learned from them is that iTunes (and Apple TV) doesn't support 1080i (my capture format). I'll need to find some way to convert from 1080i to 1080p.
So, yet another obstacle on my little project !