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    Question what is the better software for...

    i have some music/drum/show videos. what are the better softwares to use to transfer to a dvd writer. it will be just a direct transfer from video to a dvd. no special effect etc

    would adobe premiere pro be okay for special editing?


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    I hate to say this but easy cdcreator 6 has a great movie burning app. called dvd builder. works like a champ. but thats all I use it for I swear.



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    I also hear good things about Sonic My DVD.

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    that is good to know. Sonic and Roxio. thanks.

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    Re: what is the better software for...

    Originally posted by cityman
    i have some music/drum/show videos. what are the better softwares to use to transfer to a dvd writer. it will be just a direct transfer from video to a dvd. no special effect etc

    would adobe premiere pro be okay for special editing?

    this is the one I use,

    TMPGEnc DVD Author

    TMPGEnc DVD Author allows you to easily and rapidly create the complete file structure needed to produce a standard compliant DVD including menu, chapter and audio multi-track settings.
    Trialware
    ($70)

    Latest version:
    1.5.13.44 (August 28, 2003)

    Other info:
    N/A

    Tool section(s):
    DVD Author

    Tool features, DVD Author(BETA!):
    Import program video stream
    Import video and audio stream
    Import DVD-Video
    MPEG2 video
    MPEG1 video
    VCD video (no video reconverting)
    WAV/PCM audio
    MPEG1 Layer 2 audio
    AC3 5.1 audio
    AC3 Stereo/Mono audio
    Menus
    Motion menus
    Template menus
    Several tracks / separate VTS
    Chapters
    Chapter editor
    Chapter screenshot for menus


    Guides for this tools:
    2 or more DVD-videos on 1 single DVD-R / DVD+R
    All-In-One DVD Capture Guide, Capture video directly to DVD(MPEG2)
    Compliant VCD/MPEG1 to DVDR
    Convert VCD/SVCD To DVD
    How to author and burn a dvd with Tmpgenc DVD Author
    How to make an authored DVD into .ISO with TMPGEnc DVD Author
    Very easy SVCD to DVD conversion guide


    I believe it is free to try for a month and all features are enabled.



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    thanks, i have not done anything yet. i will let you know.

    and btw- if i don't get back to you right away.. that means that job of doing the transfer - was not assigned to me. <whew>

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    Cityman,
    I've tried Premiere 7.0, I tried Movie Maker 2, I tried a couple other video editing software applications..

    The one I found the easiest was studio 8 by Pinnacle.. It was so simple to compile, edit, cut, add effects, etc...

    With Premiere you have to be a damn pro and get ready to read their manual.. just to add simple transitions..

    Studio 8 I could compile a video with 8 or 9 transitions, fade ins fade outs, diamond fades.. screen scrolling right or left.. beginning title, ending credits and all in under 20 or so minutes..

    I highly recommend it if you are looking for simplicity. If you want something extremely powerful and complicated go with Adobe Premiere.. It is for the pros..

    And Premiere is very powerful with nearly every option you can imagine.. and it has plugins galore..

    You just have to learn a bit more...

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    the application i posted is one of the only ones out there that will make the dvd menu's etc without re-encoding the video.

    Most of the ones I tried will re-encode the video regardless of what it is encoded with now.

    This was not what I wanted as my video's are already encoded using the highest quality possible.

    why would anyone want to re-encode?

    anyway

    if your videos are already formatted properly you will need dvd author.

    unless you want blockies?
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    thanks guys, i will let you know- how it goes

    btw-

    i just found out the wireless isp that i used - is going to plug the plug- they are going out of business for a indeterminate amount of time.

    back to 26k for a while <laugh and sigh>

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    omg

    hope you download everything you can while this happens

    it sounds like a going outta FREE - FOR - ALL!!!!!


    DOWNLOAD THE WORLD NOW!!!
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    download?? moi???


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    sorry for the delay in answering but the info was never used until recently.

    i passed on the info to a friend of mine with disappointing results.

    the first program - i do not recall its name would take the home video (which was very clear) and i could not recognize the people in the foreground.

    the second program- My Sonic kept asking for a piece of hardware. i kept asking for what hardware??? and i have not received a response. i even volunteered to check it out but to no avail. i will continue to find out when i can.

    so that is where it stands now.

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    Asking for a video capture card perhaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cityman
    i passed on the info to a friend of mine with disappointing results.

    the first program - i do not recall its name would take the home video (which was very clear) and i could not recognize the people in the foreground.
    most apps give you the option on the output in different qualities and formats like directly to dvd, svcd, vcd, streaming web, wma. So you might need to play around with it.

    Quote Originally Posted by cityman
    the second program- My Sonic kept asking for a piece of hardware. i kept asking for what hardware??? and i have not received a response. i even volunteered to check it out but to no avail. i will continue to find out when i can.
    so that is where it stands now.
    Now for this there should be the option for import from file, capture card, webcams, and digital camcorders. Since you have the files on your hard drive choose to import from file and browse to that location.

    It would help us out greatly if you know what program your buddy is using.



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    Ulead Movie Factory was what being used.

    i called my friend this morning and this was the answer.

    it seemed when one sees the images on the computer screen/monitor, the computer does not know the number of pixels it needs to show.

    but when the dvd is actually shown on the actual screen the quality is good.

    thanks everyone for the excellent response.

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