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#924909 - 10/12/17 03:11 PM DVD editing?
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Okay, technologically challenged Kerk here.

FINALLY managed to transfer my old 8mm tapes to DVD. Each tape is on a separate DVD. I will be copying them all to my hard drive. After editing, there will probably only be enough to fill one DVD.

My question is what program should I use to edit?
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#924911 - 10/12/17 03:25 PM Re: DVD editing? [Re: kerk]
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Take a look HERE.
I haven't used any, so can't recommend any.
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#924929 - 10/12/17 04:36 PM Re: DVD editing? [Re: kerk]
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You state that you transferred 8mm tapes to DVDs. Does that mean a direct file transfer, or did you convert the video into DVD format so that the DVDs will now play on any set top DVD player? You must consider the format of the files you wish to edit, as you select editing software. Many editors will operate only upon a specific list of file formats. To edit DVD video you usually need to download and convert the files to a format acceptable to the editor.

See THIS for more information on 8mm file formats

And this to get a better understanding of DVD edeting.


Edited by FredDwyer (10/12/17 04:52 PM)
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#924931 - 10/12/17 05:12 PM Re: DVD editing? [Re: kerk]
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And HERE is even more about edeting DVD files.
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#924933 - 10/12/17 05:26 PM Re: DVD editing? [Re: FredDwyer]
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Originally Posted By FredDwyer
You state that you transferred 8mm tapes to DVDs. Does that mean a direct file transfer, or did you convert the video into DVD format so that the DVDs will now play on any set top DVD player? You must consider the format of the files you wish to edit, as you select editing software. Many editors will operate only upon a specific list of file formats. To edit DVD video you usually need to download and convert the files to a format acceptable to the editor.

See THIS for more information on 8mm file formats

And this to get a better understanding of DVD edeting.


Used a DVD recorder. According to it I formatted them to play any format.
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#925008 - 10/14/17 07:26 AM Re: DVD editing? [Re: kerk]
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OK. Then you need software to enable ripping the DVD's, editing the ripped files, and creating a new DVD. That may mean 2 or 3 pieces of software. One or two for dealing with the ripping and burning of the DVD's, and one for editing the ripped files. I'd suggest HANDBRAKE (lots of YouTube How to's) to rip your DVD's and IMGBURN to create your new DVD. Both programs are free. Now all you need to do is select an editor. Maybe all you need is Windows Movie Maker, but the list provided by bilvihur looks interesting, particularly the top rated item by Blackmagic. That's a well respected video company.
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#925135 - 10/16/17 09:16 AM Re: DVD editing? [Re: kerk]
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Thanks all. Sure I will have more questions once I finally get at it.
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