need something for editing. please help

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by marcel-v, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. marcel-v macrumors regular

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    hi all, i have made some tv recordings that i have now stored as mp4 video files and am just wondering what the best software would be to edit out commercials etc.. i have quicktime pro and imovie already. is there a simple way to just cut the commercials out without then recoding the whole file and consequently lose video quality???

    thanks you :)
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Quicktime pro will do it, just set the in out for start/ end of commercials and cut them out - then save. It will not re-encode the file.
     
  3. marcel-v thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok thanks, but how do i actually select the part i want to delete? there is only one scroll bar.
     
  4. marcel-v thread starter macrumors regular

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    also, i'm not quite sure why but with some of my recordings there is no sound and quicktime prompts me to download some additional components. does anyone know what those are?? i already have divx
     
  5. OttawaGuy macrumors 6502a

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    Drag the little triangles at the bottom The one on the left is the in point and the one on the right is the out point.

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  6. marcel-v thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for your effort, i i dont have an in and out bar though, just the scroll.
     
  7. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    You dont have two little hash marks at the beginning of the clip? You should. Anyway, you can also mark the in by pressing I and out by pressing O.
     
  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Get perian
     

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