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Splitting MPG Files into segments


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Hi,

 

I have converted a stack of old Hi8 tapes to MPG files through a digital DVD player recorder that has a video input and hard drive. This saves files to a DVD as normal VOB type files.

 

I then used Roxio Media Importer to convert these DVD's to MPG file on my PC. I would like to now trim them into event based segments. As each tape has been converted as a single MPG file, which generally covers a year’s events.

 

I have Roxio Creator 2009 Ultimate and have tried to use VideoWave, I have worked through the file and saved split points to define the segments. But when I export it creates a single file which basically is the whole original file and not a cluster of segments being what I expected. I saved the production with the desired splits and can it will reload the MPG with the saved split points.

 

Would greatly appreciate it, if someone could please assist to advise if this is the correct process to split MPG files or if there is a better way. I would also like to trim of the camera start noise at the beginning, between and end of the sections.

 

PC is a Dual Quad Core with 4GB ram and 1TG hard disk. I have also checked all patches are loaded.

 

Many thanks.

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Hi,

 

I have converted a stack of old Hi8 tapes to MPG files through a digital DVD player recorder that has a video input and hard drive. This saves files to a DVD as normal VOB type files.

 

I then used Roxio Media Importer to convert these DVD's to MPG file on my PC. I would like to now trim them into event based segments. As each tape has been converted as a single MPG file, which generally covers a year’s events.

 

I have Roxio Creator 2009 Ultimate and have tried to use VideoWave, I have worked through the file and saved split points to define the segments. But when I export it creates a single file which basically is the whole original file and not a cluster of segments being what I expected. I saved the production with the desired splits and can it will reload the MPG with the saved split points.

 

Would greatly appreciate it, if someone could please assist to advise if this is the correct process to split MPG files or if there is a better way. I would also like to trim of the camera start noise at the beginning, between and end of the sections.

 

PC is a Dual Quad Core with 4GB ram and 1TG hard disk. I have also checked all patches are loaded.

 

Many thanks.

 

Have you tried generating and using scenes?

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Hi Steve,

 

Great how to videos. Learnt something else, but not how to split a video file into several smaller clips.

The "Cutting out a section of Video" showed how to cut out a section, which I also wanted to know. So many thanks.

 

As per the process shown in "Cutting out a section of Video" ids it possible to mark sections with the split in the same way, beginning and end and then rather than delete save as a new smaller video file?

 

Thanks for your help.

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Hi Steve,

 

Great how to videos. Learnt something else, but not how to split a video file into several smaller clips.

The "Cutting out a section of Video" showed how to cut out a section, which I also wanted to know. So many thanks.

 

As per the process shown in "Cutting out a section of Video" ids it possible to mark sections with the split in the same way, beginning and end and then rather than delete save as a new smaller video file?

 

Thanks for your help.

 

Sort of. Split the video and save the file. Select the section you want to save (make sure that there is a dotted box around that section). Use the Windows command to COPY (CTRL-C). Go to the top menu and select new project. That will close the project you are working on and open a new one (that's why it is important to save). When that opens select the first block in storyline and use the Windows command to PASTE (CTRL-V). Remember to save that section with a new name. If you want to use that section later but not edit it, you might want to consider outputting that part of the project to a file. "mpg2 for DVD, best quality" You can then just add that video to another project or to MyDVD to burn it ......or upload it or....

 

You will then have to open the original project again to work on it.

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Sort of. Split the video and save the file. Select the section you want to save (make sure that there is a dotted box around that section). Use the Windows command to COPY (CTRL-C). Go to the top menu and select new project. That will close the project you are working on and open a new one (that's why it is important to save). When that opens select the first block in storyline and use the Windows command to PASTE (CTRL-V). Remember to save that section with a new name. If you want to use that section later but not edit it, you might want to consider outputting that part of the project to a file. "mpg2 for DVD, best quality" You can then just add that video to another project or to MyDVD to burn it ......or upload it or....

 

You will then have to open the original project again to work on it.

 

Hi Steve,

 

Thanks for your response.

 

Interesting idea and sounds like a plausible workaround. But will be labour intensive for the task I have, as some tapes (MPGs) have 10 to 20 sections. And I have about 30 to do.

 

I am new to these video tools, but from your experience is my request to be able to Split a video into several named segments a strange one? Can any package do what I seek?

 

I have looked at a review/comparison site "http://video-editing-software-review.toptenreviews.com/" and it shows one compared feature as "Split/Divide Scenes" which it describes as "This feature will let you split one scene into two separate scenes." Admittedly I have Creator 2009 so maybe its a new feature in 2010?

 

I was hoping find an easy process where I load a file, mark the segments and on save it will convert the segments into separate files.

 

Should I buy something else top do this task.

 

Thanks,

Joe

 

 

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Hi Steve,

 

Thanks for your response.

 

Interesting idea and sounds like a plausible workaround. But will be labour intensive for the task I have, as some tapes (MPGs) have 10 to 20 sections. And I have about 30 to do.

 

I am new to these video tools, but from your experience is my request to be able to Split a video into several named segments a strange one? Can any package do what I seek?

 

I have looked at a review/comparison site "http://video-editing-software-review.toptenreviews.com/" and it shows one compared feature as "Split/Divide Scenes" which it describes as "This feature will let you split one scene into two separate scenes." Admittedly I have Creator 2009 so maybe its a new feature in 2010?

 

I was hoping find an easy process where I load a file, mark the segments and on save it will convert the segments into separate files.

 

Should I buy something else top do this task.

 

Thanks,

Joe

There is no getting around it… :(

 

One alternative, I doubt it is better, is use Media Selector to create Scenes.

 

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Then bring in One Scene at a time into VW and then either Export As or Save As that VW Project as Steve suggested…

 

I have one to do right now that is 40 movies in a 1:40 continuous VHS capture… I think I am going to use Door #1 :D

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There is no getting around it… :(

 

One alternative, I doubt it is better, is use Media Selector to create Scenes.

 

post-39730-1266511080.jpg

 

Then bring in One Scene at a time into VW and then either Export As or Save As that VW Project as Steve suggested…

 

I have one to do right now that is 40 movies in a 1:40 continuous VHS capture… I think I am going to use Door #1 :D

 

I have also logged a ticket with support to trying and find out the process. OMG! :angry: . What a waste of time. :angry2:

So far each interaction has led me to believe they don't even know what a Split is!

Very frustrating.

 

I don't understand. If the product offers Splitting, then surely someone at Roxio knows how it works. Or was supposed to work.

The way this is going I suspect I will need to consider trading to another application and dump Roxio.

 

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I have also logged a ticket with support to trying and find out the process. OMG! :angry: . What a waste of time. :angry2:

So far each interaction has led me to believe they don't even know what a Split is!

Very frustrating.

 

I don't understand. If the product offers Splitting, then surely someone at Roxio knows how it works. Or was supposed to work.

The way this is going I suspect I will need to consider trading to another application and dump Roxio.

2 experienced users have told you it will not do what you want… What do you expect Tech Support to tell you?

 

It would be a nice feature and ironically, it was available in EMC 6, which was a One-of-a-Kind editor-authoring program…

 

But you are certainly welcome to "dump Roxio" and start a search for something else.

 

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