Converting .VOB to a format supported by Final Cut Express

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  1. robivy64 macrumors member

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    Hey folks,

    I have an unusual problem: I am trying to convert .VOB files from a DVD to a format I can edit in Final Cut and upload to youtube.

    I understand that this request is a little taboo, but I am not using it for piracy. I record arcade gameplay through an RGB converter into a DVD recorder and upload the videos to youtube.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU20GR1y2ck

    I was able to use some tools on my old laptop to tackle this, but i'm having some difficulty on the mac. Any programs you guys recommend?
     
  2. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    Use MPEG Streamclip. Its fee and a great app. Search macupdate.com or versiontracker.
     
  3. holidaypf macrumors member

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    You may need the mpeg-2 converter. I used it with Quicktime Pro recently. Might need it for streamclip too, if I remember the notice I got when I tried converting an mpeg-2 clip with just streamclip.

    http://www.apple.com/quicktime/mpeg2/
     
  4. robivy64 thread starter macrumors member

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    MPEG streamlip is a great app, thanks! I am still getting the "unsupported file" error in FCE. I am new to using the program so it is probably a noobish mistake I am making.
     
  5. rawdawg macrumors 6502

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    I just went through a similar nightmare only mine was even worse because it was an HVDVD (not a normal DVD---still have no idea why I was given a HVDVD in the first place)

    If all else fails you can do what I ultimately had to do, I used SnapzProX to record the screen capture of it while it was playing on my desktop.
     
  6. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    Dont use a DVD recorder if you intend to actually edit the footage.

    Thats your first problem.
     
  7. robivy64 thread starter macrumors member

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    So here is why I have to use a DVD recorder: The arcade boards I am recording from do not output a clean 60Hz refresh. I am simply passing the RGB video through an RGB converter connected through my arcade machine's harness. My capture card on my PC does not detect any signal, and some DVD recorders I have tried to not either. I would rather not use a DVD recorder, but it is my only option in this application.

    I happened to have found this cheap Magnavox DVD recorder I had laying around that works pretty well, and I was able to convert and edit the video on a PC (using chopperXP and VirtualDub + editing software).
     

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