My Wedding Movie Request

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Reality4711, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. Reality4711 macrumors 6502

    Reality4711

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    I have three files from my wedding 10 years ago. They were created on a Windows machine and up until now all I have needed to do is play the video for my own pleasure (no sarcasm intended).

    My wife has asked for a small edited version, of her choosing to send in a Video card she is making for her relatives.

    VIDEO_TS.VOB
    VTS_01_1.VOB
    wedding.avi

    are the filenames/type. I have iMovie (never used) and sundry other photographic software.

    How and with what do I do to get my wife what she wants? None of these files open in iMovie.

    Suggestions Please. More info. if needed.

    Regards Sharkey
     
  2. WinstonRumfoord macrumors 6502

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    Check out a program called clipwrap. I cant recall if it is free or not, but I use it to "Rewrap" movie files into editing-friendly formats.
     
  3. kohlson macrumors 65816

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    I would start with Handbrake (which also requires VLC) to convert to mp4, which is a format easily digested by iMovie. You can adjust for different quality settings, sizes, and so on.
     
  4. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    MPEGStreamclip will also open those files, and then you can save them as Quicktime or mp4 which iMovie will accept.
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  5. Boyd01 macrumors 68040

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    I agree, MPEGStreamclip should open them and you will see a number of export options. DV would be another format that iMovie can handle.
     
  6. Reality4711 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Reality4711

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    Thank you all for responding.

    Is there a definitive method e.g.. which file should I use as as starting point and what would be the simplest workflow?

    nb. QuickTime has always been a mystery to me.:confused::(

    Thank you Sharkey
     
  7. lighthouse_man macrumors 6502a

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    The VOB files are DVD format files. The video_ts file is a DVD content file which should be very small and you can forget about. I'd assume that the VTS_01_1.VOB and wedding.avi are two copies of the same thing unless you originally had two different edits. You can preview/watch both files in a free program called VLC. If they're the same, then work on th VTS file. Drag it into MPEG Streamclip and convert to a friendly format.
     

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