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If the files on on an internal memory or a memory stick, plug the camera in to your computer and simply use Windows to copy the files to a folder on your hard drive. As an alternate, if they are on a memory stick, remove it from the camera and use a memory card reader to copy the files to your computer.

 

Use Edit Video-Advance (Video Wave) to edit the files. You should be able to just select the mp4 files and add them to a timeline. After you have added and edited the files as you want, save the project, close Video wave and open Create DVD. Add the project(s) there to burn to a DVD.

 

Here are some basic videos to help you along. (courtesy of karri).

 

Let us know how you are coming along or need more help.

 

A related question (I think). I'm trying to convert Sony MiniDV camcorder home movies to digital video files. Using a Panasonic DVR, I recorded about 13 minutes of video onto a DVD-R, then finalized the DVD-R so it could play on PCs and other DVD players. The DVD works fine. I purchased Easy DVD Copy Premier as a download (version number is not on it as far as I can tell) yesterday, but it looks a lot like version 4 from what I can see.

 

I can capture the video into the program and view it within the program, but when I try to make a digital file (VIDEO, MPEG), it says "Caching Title . . .", takes several minutes, but I get nothing. When I try to preview it, there's nothing. When I look for the file on my hard drive, there's a file, but it has 0 bytes.

 

As a control, I captured some video from the YouTube and made a digital file from that, which worked perfectly -- I saw the preview and I got a real digital file on my hard drive.

 

What am I doing wrong?

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Not related at all.

 

It is not clear what Roxio product you have. Is it this? Have you downloaded and installed SP1 for that product? That seems to be a stand alone version of Video Copy and Convert.

 

Are you getting any error messages? Are you selecting a custom setting or one of the standard settings. As I understand it, you are jut trying to make a copy as a file. Is that correct?

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Not related at all.

 

It is not clear what Roxio product you have. Is it this? Have you downloaded and installed SP1 for that product? That seems to be a stand alone version of Video Copy and Convert.

 

Are you getting any error messages? Are you selecting a custom setting or one of the standard settings. As I understand it, you are jut trying to make a copy as a file. Is that correct?

 

Thanks for the quick response.

 

Here's the product information from About This Product:

Roxio Easy DVD Copy Premier

Version 1.2.204 SP1; 5.0.0.0

Build 122B04A, DVD; 500B39A, DVD

 

After getting your message, I downloaded and installed SP1 (which I think is reflected above).

 

It made no difference. Same symptoms. I can view the video within the program, but, after trying to convert to video and seeing the message "Caching title . . .", the preview screen comes up with no video and the file on the hard drive has 0 bytes.

 

I re-recorded a DVD-R using 5 minute chapters and the 1394 digital interface. I tried converting a single chapter. Again, it made no difference.

 

I get no error messages. I am using the standard settings: MPEG2, 720X480, NTSC (27.97 fps), 8000 kbps.

 

Hope this helps you (or someone else) figure out what's going on.

 

 

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Thanks for the quick response.

 

Here's the product information from About This Product:

Roxio Easy DVD Copy Premier

Version 1.2.204 SP1; 5.0.0.0

Build 122B04A, DVD; 500B39A, DVD

 

After getting your message, I downloaded and installed SP1 (which I think is reflected above).

 

It made no difference. Same symptoms. I can view the video within the program, but, after trying to convert to video and seeing the message "Caching title . . .", the preview screen comes up with no video and the file on the hard drive has 0 bytes.

 

I re-recorded a DVD-R using 5 minute chapters and the 1394 digital interface. I tried converting a single chapter. Again, it made no difference.

 

I get no error messages. I am using the standard settings: MPEG2, 720X480, NTSC (27.97 fps), 8000 kbps.

 

Hope this helps you (or someone else) figure out what's going on.

 

Why can't you just copy the files from the mini-DVD directly to your computer? Did you record as VRO files? That is going to be a problem.

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Why can't you just copy the files from the mini-DVD directly to your computer? Did you record as VRO files? That is going to be a problem.

 

The original recording is a mini-DV, a tape (Sony DCR-TRV11), not a mini-DVD. Do tapes have "files"?

 

There's a firewire connector on the camcorder, but not on my PC, so I don't know how to connect the camcorder directly to the PC.

 

Even so, shouldn't I be able to convert a DVD-R to a a digital file with this product? That's what all the documentation seems to suggest. What's preventing me from having what it can display from the DVD-R converted into an MPEG (or other type of) file?

 

Thanks for continuing the dialogue. I'm in over my head, and your advice is keeping me going.

 

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Sorry, I misread the part about miniDV. What format are the files coming from the DVR?

 

All I can tell is that they're in a folder D:\VIDEO_TS

 

In some of the considerable documentation I've read today online, that seems to be a recognizable folder. When I click on the arrow to the right of that in the option box, no file names show up; nothing shows up.

 

Does that help? Does it make any sense?

 

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All I can tell is that they're in a folder D:\VIDEO_TS

 

In some of the considerable documentation I've read today online, that seems to be a recognizable folder. When I click on the arrow to the right of that in the option box, no file names show up; nothing shows up.

 

Does that help? Does it make any sense?

 

 

Open the Video_TS folder on the DVD using Windows Explorer. Does it have a number of files with the extension ifo, bup and vob?

If not then you don't have a proper video DVD. Did you finalize the DVD in your recorder?

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