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A Question for anyone thats good with computers

Discussion in 'Art & Design' started by Grandpa, Mar 17, 2005.

  1. Grandpa

    Grandpa Junior Member

    Joined: Oct 14, 2003 Messages: 202 Likes Received: 1
    Ok, so I got my buddies 8mm videotapes from when we were in high school converted to DVDs. Now I want to put these DVDs onto my computer as video files so I can edit them and put some feeds on my website. Is there any easy way to do this?
     
  2. AW

    AW New Jack

    Joined: Oct 17, 2003 Messages: 99 Likes Received: 0
    No!
    Once all of the raw video files and the menus etc. used in making a dvd are actually processed into a dvd, they no longer exist as an actual video file.

    It's like making scrambled eggs, then wanting to make the egg whole again. Once it's mixed, there's no turning back.

    The company that converted it probably does have the original files, but getting them might be hard.

    What I do is hook up my mini dv camera to a vcr or dvd player, then record the footage, then I bring that footage into my computer.

    There I can use it in DVD studio pro to make dvds. I capture it through firewire and edit it with final cut pro.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    i use a capture card from ati. it's the tv wonder pro atm. i'm headed for a hd pro soon. capture to mpeg 2 and then edit with whatevee i feel is right for the project. currently, pinnacle studio.
     
  4. diggity

    diggity Guest

    No!
    Once all of the raw video files and the menus etc. used in making a dvd are actually processed into a dvd, they no longer exist as an actual video file.

    It's like making scrambled eggs, then wanting to make the egg whole again. Once it's mixed, there's no turning back.

    The company that converted it probably does have the original files, but getting them might be hard.

    What I do is hook up my mini dv camera to a vcr or dvd player, then record the footage, then I bring that footage into my computer.

    There I can use it in DVD studio pro to make dvds. I capture it through firewire and edit it with final cut pro.

    Hope this helps.
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    your absolutly 100% wrong.

    you should be able to rip the dvd and convert it with out a problem, i do it all the time. nothing is jumbled together, its just a matter of extracting the chapter you want. what kind of computer are you running?

    on a mac you'd use handbrake to do it. If your on a PC im sure there are a TON of programs that will do it, since that kinda thing usually comes out on PC way before it gets to mac. If they put some sort of copywrite protection on it then you'll need something to take that off, again if your on a mac, theres something called MacTheRipper, but you'll still have to use handbreak to convert it.
     
  5. diggity

    diggity Guest

    go to

    http://www.versiontracker.com

    in the search type in
    dvd to avi
    or
    dvd to quicktime
    or
    dvd ripper

    you should be able to find some decent freeware that will do the trick.
     
  6. AW

    AW New Jack

    Joined: Oct 17, 2003 Messages: 99 Likes Received: 0
    Hey thanks. I just asked my friend and he said the same thing.

    I'm on a Mac OS 9.2, and couldn't find anything. This was about a year ago.

    Thanks again, this will help me out!!!
     
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