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Old January 8th, 2011, 09:14 AM   #1
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I want to cut two 10 second segments from a 25 minute DVD. This client had a promotional video made and it mentions in 2 places "come visit us in 2010". I edit with Final Cut Studio and also use MPEG Streamclip. Seems that I should be able to do it in MPEG but I can't figure it out.

Advise, comment, suggestions please.

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Old January 8th, 2011, 10:26 AM   #2
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I figured it out. I downloaded the DVD content to my computer and used toast to edit out the portions and then created a new dvd in Toast.
Thanks anyway

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Old January 11th, 2011, 11:09 AM   #3
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Kent,

I'm glad you figured out what you needed to do. But you do realize, I hope, that your video was vastly degraded in the process. The MPEG-2 files on a DVD are already compressed - poorly so, some could argue, but that's a discussion of the merits of MPEG-2 for a different time. When you edit and re-compress the footage, you are REALLY knocking the stuffing out of it. I hope it survived the process without severe visual damage in your case. The best solution, of course, is to go back to the original tape or project file, whatever is the original source and edit from there. Then create a new MPEG-2 and swap out assets in the DVD authoring app.

Sometimes we do what we gotta do to get a project done, but if it's possible to go back to the source, that's the ideal.

Have fun!

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Old January 12th, 2011, 10:17 AM   #4
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Thanks Rob;
In this case I had no choice, the original files were not available to me. You are right the quality was not what it was originally but it was still viewable.
Enjoy
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