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I have a DVD that's in a foreign language. I want to insert English-language titles and some voice-over. I have absolutely no experience doing these things, but I'm reasonably computer-savvy. Can I do this? Which product will work for me?

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I have a DVD that's in a foreign language. I want to insert English-language titles and some voice-over. I have absolutely no experience doing these things, but I'm reasonably computer-savvy. Can I do this? Which product will work for me?

 

Your title says inexperienced user but your question says "which product will work". Do you already have something?

 

If you have the product - Creator 2009 - then you would use Video Wave to add the narration and use My DVD to make the English Titles.

Trying to do voice over for a long video will be a major task !

 

Watch this for narration.

 

Adding the titles is a basic aspect of MyDVD.

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Your title says inexperienced user but your question says "which product will work". Do you already have something?

 

If you have the product - Creator 2009 - then you would use Video Wave to add the narration and use My DVD to make the English Titles.

Trying to do voice over for a long video will be a major task !

 

Watch this for narration.

 

Adding the titles is a basic aspect of MyDVD.

We need to back up -- and thanks for your reply -- but I don't already have any product. Are My DVD and Video Wave part of Creator 2009, or are they add-ons, or what? In other words, if I purchase Creator 2009, can I get this job done? I appreciate that adding a full voice-over will be a big job -- I was beginning to think more of adding voice to the titles, which seems (to my inexperienced mind) as if it might be easier. But even before that -- can I interrupt an existing video to put in titles (there are convenient moments to do it.

This is a job I really want to do, but I have never edited audio or video before. I don't mind working at it, but is Creator the product I want?

 

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Click the Products button up top and look at what is included in the Creator 2009 Suite.

 

The Video Steve linked to showed you how to do the voice-over narration.

 

“Titles” are the movies what are you referring to when you use the term ‘title’???

 

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Click the Products button up top and look at what is included in the Creator 2009 Suite.

 

The Video Steve linked to showed you how to do the voice-over narration.

 

“Titles” are the movies what are you referring to when you use the term ‘title’???

 

By "title" I mean printed words appearing on the screen -- either subtitles, like a foreign-language movie or close-captioned TV, or static titles, like a Powerpoint slide, that explain what we're about to see.

 

What isn't clear from the descriptions of Creator 2009 is this: it says "Roxio Creator makes it a snap to import video footage from standard or high definition camcorders, including AVCHD, so you can use it all in your projects, from making DVDs of special occasions like weddings and birthdays to uploading videos to YouTube." In other words, it says I can take footage from camcorders, but it doesn't say I can wprk on input from a DVD, which is what I want. Is this so obvious that it doesn't have to be stated? It seems that it should be possible.

 

Again: what I want to do is take an existing DVD and splice in some titles and maybe add some voice behind the titles and in a few other places -- to make a new DVD. Will Creator 2009 do this?

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By "title" I mean printed words appearing on the screen -- either subtitles, like a foreign-language movie or close-captioned TV, or static titles, like a Powerpoint slide, that explain what we're about to see.

 

What isn't clear from the descriptions of Creator 2009 is this: it says "Roxio Creator makes it a snap to import video footage from standard or high definition camcorders, including AVCHD, so you can use it all in your projects, from making DVDs of special occasions like weddings and birthdays to uploading videos to YouTube." In other words, it says I can take footage from camcorders, but it doesn't say I can wprk on input from a DVD, which is what I want. Is this so obvious that it doesn't have to be stated? It seems that it should be possible.

 

Again: what I want to do is take an existing DVD and splice in some titles and maybe add some voice behind the titles and in a few other places -- to make a new DVD. Will Creator 2009 do this?

 

Yes, with Creator 2009 you can import and edit video from a DVD that is not copy protected (most commercial ones that you rent or buy are copy protected).

 

You can then edit the video and add text either as an overlay on top of the video, or on a colored panel between video segments (what you are calling 'titles' ).

 

You cannot import subtitles (i.e. close caption) or create them.

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Yes, with Creator 2009 you can import and edit video from a DVD that is not copy protected (most commercial ones that you rent or buy are copy protected).

 

You can then edit the video and add text either as an overlay on top of the video, or on a colored panel between video segments (what you are calling 'titles' ).

 

You cannot import subtitles (i.e. close caption) or create them.

 

Thanks -- you have basically answered my questions, and I'm off to buy Creator! (But what's the difference between text as an overlay on top of the video and a subtitle? I guess I'll find out, huh?)

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Thanks -- you have basically answered my questions, and I'm off to buy Creator! (But what's the difference between text as an overlay on top of the video and a subtitle? I guess I'll find out, huh?)

A DVD Movie Subtitle is an option you can turn On or Off as you see fit when the Movie is playing.

 

Whereas as the Text you add is always On, no choice!

 

And if you are thinking of using text to replace the entire Audio like a subtitle… Do you know what Daunting means

 

If this is important, Subtitles, you might want to consider DVDit 6 Pro ($200) to augment 2009. It is a DVD Authoring tool that does handle Subtitles but I have no idea if it can create them. It doesn’t do any editing just puts a project together and burns a DVD.

 

Drop down the forum lists here and look through the DVDit Forum near the bottom.

 

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