Become a MacRumors Supporter for $25/year with no ads, private forums, and more!

Weird Video Creation!

kelvinmead

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 10, 2013
8
0
hi,

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.

so,

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... :)
 

kohlson

macrumors 68020
Apr 23, 2010
2,421
723
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.
 
Comment

ProjectManager101

Suspended
Jul 12, 2015
458
719
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.
 
  • Like
Reactions: kelvinmead
Comment

Gwendolini

macrumors 6502a
Feb 5, 2015
502
107
random
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.
 
  • Like
Reactions: kelvinmead
Comment

Unami

macrumors 6502a
Jul 27, 2010
764
546
Austria
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.
 
Comment

kelvinmead

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 10, 2013
8
0
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.
 
Comment

Gwendolini

macrumors 6502a
Feb 5, 2015
502
107
random
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.
 
Comment
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.