Weird Video Creation!

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by kelvinmead, May 30, 2015.

  1. kelvinmead macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2013

    i want to take 3 movies, embed the subtitles onto the avi, and then chop the movies into 10-20 second chunks, and then rotate through the videos one by one.


    movie1, movie2, movie3, movie1, movie2, movie3, etc

    and then re-encode into one long movie.

    easy peasy!

    oh, and it kinda goes without question that I'm on a mac! id prefer not to manually have to do anything... :)
  2. kohlson macrumors 68000

    Apr 23, 2010
    On first read I thought this was a tough one. But the last bit, about not having to do manually do anything, is the key. Have someone do this for you! Seriously, iMovie could do this, but you would have to do this. Unless you are dead-certain about the avi part.
  3. ProjectManager101 Suspended


    Jul 12, 2015
    You will need to cut each movie and render each one into pieces to a different folder. Then you can buy a software called "better rename" so you can give a new name to each movie in a way that when you import them again to the video software, this one will understand the new sequence itself.
  4. Gwendolini macrumors 6502


    Feb 5, 2015
    Even though this is is an old thread, it is an easy task, depending what software you want and can use and if it really has to be a 1990s video container like.avi. If you are still interested, maybe sound a peep.
  5. Unami macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2010
    i'm sure there's some comand line tool that can do this for you...

    i'd probably first render the videos with the embedded subtitles, and then use a program with keyboard shortcuts and run an automator action, apple script or a keyboard macro or something like this on it to do the cutting and sorting.
  6. kelvinmead thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2013
    Hi all,

    I'm not fussed about the format of the video, I can always convert avi to qt / MP4 etc.

    I deleted iMovie a while back, and with a fresh install and recent upgrades and updates, I don't have it anymore... :-/

    When I say i don't want to do anything manually, I mean chopping 10 second segments will be overtly time consuming.

    I did find some software (avi splitter) I think it was called that started the process, but would fail everytime...

    I like the automater actions idea... That might be a decent workaround.
  7. Gwendolini macrumors 6502


    Feb 5, 2015
    In which format are the videos present? How are the subtitles available?
    And iMovie can be reinstalled, either via the Mac App Store or the installation DVD nr. 2.

    Have you looked at Lightworks? It would be able to do what you want, depending on what video and subtitle format you have.

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