AVI-MOV / AVI-MPEG help... Cutting clips and rendering

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by DarkArtistryNKP, Feb 25, 2004.

  1. DarkArtistryNKP macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2004
    Ok here goes. I have some long Movies which i have downloaded recently. They are in AVI format. I use DivX doctor 2 too change it to a MOV but then i have no video. I'd like to cut out some pieces of the movies and just render the clips. I have an edu version of Adobe Premiere 6.5 and i've tried using that... but it always crashes on me like half way through the render process. I should probably contact adobe about that though. I have also tried using SVS (simple video splicer), i set p the splice markers for the cut and it all works and renders out fine.. but when i play it the audio is like 2-3 seconds behind the video. And for some reason it wont let me edit the audio postion. So i'm thinking my next best option is to use After Effects, but it only excepts .MOV's and MPEG files. So ether i need to find a new video codec so i can veiw the video section in MOV format... or i need to have two separate files the single Mov for audio, and an MPEG file for video, since After Effects doesn't read the audio on MPEG files anyhow... I hope someone can help me out... Maybe i can just contact adobe if no one here can help me, and they can help me fix premiere or something... idk i'm really stuck on it right now.
  2. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000


    Oct 26, 2003
    Cardiff, Wales
    I also have an MPEG file I would like to cut in two places. Quicktime opens it (using DivX) and I want to use Final Cut express or iMovie to cut the bits off, but Quicktime only exports the movie and not the sound which is very random - the DV export works BUT its 1-2 seconds for every 1 second of film, and this is on a 1800 G5!!

    So I just want to be able to cut an Mpeg and export it so that little bit of film is its own file - possible?
  3. live4ever macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2003
    Try out Gumby for cutting MPEGs. You must demux the MPEG first to work with it in QT (try bbDEMUX for this) and then convert the sound to aiff (with something like bd4go or mAC3dec) then add the aiff sound to the video in QT and export as DV (for editing in iMovie).

    All these apps can be found on VersionTracker and are free.
  4. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    Can't help you with editing AVI files, but the application mpgtx (http://www.biermann.org/philipp/mpegcut/) is designed for hacking up (or joining) MPEG files, and works amazingly well despite not being under active development. The only time it's ever given me the slightest bit of trouble is when the MPEG file was a mess to begin with.

    Give it a shot--works great. (Gumby is another option, but I've so far found mpgtx to be easier to work with.)

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