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Old January 18th, 2010, 01:38 PM   #1
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How to best convert DVD files - for editing with Vegas?

I have a VIDEO_TS folder which contains the .IFO, .BUP and .VOB files for making a DVD of a 40 film I made.
I need to urgently make a short trailer for the film and for reasons I won't bore you with right now - these DVD files are the only things I've got.

So basically my question is... how can I use these files, or convert them into some other file - so that I can:
1. edit them on Vegas 9
2. maintain best possible quality

My editor overseas suggested this workflow:

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- with programs such as Mpeg StreamClip or Super you can transcode this dvd to mov.

- use PhotoJPG codec to make .mov file or DV-PAL codec (just check what have better quality on your computer).

- when editing the transcoded material. use only the codec that you have chosen for transcoding.

This way, you will get a picture without the so called "artifacts", which are more visible on TV screen. Also, you can transcode picture choosing "Interlace" option so it will be even better in TV screen (but not in computer screen). So it depends on what device the trailer will be viewed.
The editor who gave me these instructions is a mac guy and has never used Vegas. So although I trust his knowledge, I'd like to get a 2nd opinion.

The film was shot in HD.
Edited on Final Cut Pro.

By the way... trailer will most probably be viewed on computer screen, not tv.

Thanks!
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Old January 18th, 2010, 02:42 PM   #2
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Here's the way I've always done it.
Place the folder somewhere on your hard drive.
Use the File-Import-DVD Camcorder Disc option and browse to this folder.
When the conversion is complete, drag the files to a Vegas timeline end edit as desired.
Render to your desired format.
If this is going to another DVD, use a CBR of 8,000,000.
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Old January 19th, 2010, 06:28 AM   #3
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And yes... it IS as easy as that.

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Old January 19th, 2010, 07:30 AM   #4
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Thanks guys. I'll try that!
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