Editing DVD video on Final Cut Express

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by thomahawk, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. thomahawk macrumors 6502a

    thomahawk

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    Alright so i want to edit videos that i'll be ripping from DVDs.
    Each dvd has a soccer game so i'll be cutting out some parts of the 'movie' to edit and put together on the main vid. I have extracted the VOB files, what should i convert the file too? i have converted to avi and mp4 files using visualhub and popped them on final cut but rendering takes 12 HOURS! O_O is it the format or coding of the video file? is there a way i can make it more readable and usable. because avi files i take with my digital came and other stuff run so much faster
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Convert them to DV from the VOB, you'll retain more data and the import will take less time.
     
  3. thomahawk thread starter macrumors 6502a

    thomahawk

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    ok i'll try that thanks.. and woah DV files are HUGE!
     
  4. colarmac macrumors newbie

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    I know Final Cut Express supports mov video pretty well, you may convert your vob video to mov video for a try. I always use this mac video converter to do that, it works pretty well.
     
  5. markb06 macrumors newbie

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    Try using a Mac program called Handbrake, its great for getting the correct video formats from a DVD and i think the program is free
     
  6. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Not really. I think it is somewhere between 12 - 13GBs an hour.

    Now 10 bit uncompressed 1080p video files are huge :).
     

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