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Camrecorder Mini Dvd Conversion To Tv Ready Dvd

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I recently converted all of my VHS Home Movies to menued TV/DVD viewing using ROXIO Easy VHS to DVD 3 plus. I now wish to consolidate my Sony DCR-DVD92 Camcorder DVD-R and DVD-RW disc to a TV/DVD useable format. Will Creator 2012 do this? I have both finalized and unfinalized mini DVDs. I tried a direct copy of finalized files to my PC hard drive and can view these movie segments but I can't do anything else with them. I also attempted to dub to my VHS resulting in no data dubed. Since I am a novice, I do not know formats to look for, etc. Any starting point would be greatly appreciated. TIA justphilip

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If the Can is marked 'WORMS'... Don't Open It :lol:

 

Let's look at the Narration of the VHS Tapes first.

 

IF you used VideoWave (Edit Video-Advanced) you have a choice of Narration or adding a pre-recorded file separately.

 

For either, you will want to work on the Internal Tracks:

 

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Locate the frame where you want to start, Click the Add Narration icon and when ready use the Record & Stop buttons to turn your mic on and off:

 

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When finished, click Done.

 

By using the Internal Tracks you can still do trims in the regluar editing window BUT it will not change the location of the Narration since it is on the Internal Track ;)

 

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In the Internal Track you can move the Narration around and even trim it. This will act as an Audio Overlay, so your original audio will be heard 'underneath' it... The Native Audio can be muted or reduced but it is a little tricky ;) Actally that is easier to do if you add your Narration in the regular editor... It really depends on what it is you need to do :huh:

 

Also VideoWave is probably the place to Import your video from your discs. Just use the Add Photo/Video button under Add Content.

 

Point it to a VOB file in your VIDEO_TS Folder and it will import the disc.

 

For those discs not Finalized... it might work or you can copy the VOB files to your HDD, then rename them to MPG and they should work!

 

This is a lot to take in in one meal, so why don't you try One Part of it and post back after that ;)

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I appreciate your reply for adding sound, unfortunately my Mini DVDs have excelent sound on them. I am not sure I am using the proper terms, dubbing, but I was attempting to copy my mimi DVD to VHS so that I could use my copy of Roxio 'Easy VHS to DVD 3 Plus' for a menued DVD creation. I fear my old VHS recorder may be stuck in record mode hence preventing play back.

 

My desire is to eliminate the middle steps and find a software package that will do a direct conversion. Thanks for your reply justphilip

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I am lacking basic knowledge on the subject of Camcorder DVD technowledgy and the available tools to edit/merge/? multiple Mini DVDs to a menued DVD that can be shown on any TV with a DVD std/Blu Ray player. I have no idea what format the recording is done on the mins or what should be on the final product.

 

Part of the confussion dervives from the fact that when a finalized mini is copied to my PC hard drive (VISTA OS) multiple files appear for each segment. No file type designation shows. Also if I exam the properties of said DVD while in the Camcorder the file VIDEO_TS.INF is the only information retrievavle.

 

I had very successful experience converting my VHS tapes to menued DVDs using Roxio 'Easy VHS to DVD 3 Plus' and I am hoping that Creator 2012 will accomplish conversion of my mini DVDs.

 

What I need to know is can I accomplish the consolidation with menuing to a Std DVD (TV/DVD Reader friendly) with Creator 2012? I have a June deadline to decide if my Sony DCR-DVD92's mini DVD technology is what I want to take to Disney World with my Grandkids or bust for newer technology which could put me in the same quandry I have now!

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YES it is easy to do.

 

Dubbing is what I described about Narration but you are asking about making a DVD ;)

 

You already have your tapes converted to DVD's.

 

I explained How you Add them to VideoWave. About the only thing left is How to make a DVD combining your various Source material...

 

I did a couple of posts some time back regarding Strategy and Planing - HERE and HERE.

 

Give then a read as well as looking at the Learning Center from Creator 2012. Get yourself a disc or 2 of DVD RW media to try things out on before burning to the permanent R media.

 

Try some things out then if you hit problems post back with the specific questions ;)

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I have not purchased Creator 2012 because of unresolved questions I have. I reviewed your post “Video Workflow Strategy (Posted 30 October 2008 - 02:39 PM)” and found it very instructive; made a copy for rereading as my understand grows. I am learning terms and definitions but still not home yet!

 

I find that I need some clarifications.

(1) Do you import the mini DVD prior to going to Edit & Transfer? If I understand the WV editor, once you edit you can’t retrieve those pieces for a redo, hence back to the mini DVD original or a saved copy? I prefer saved copies.

(2) Do slides become menu selection buttons? Can event stills (slides?) be imbedded in the movie (Act 2 Scene 3) for a contiguous flow? Also there must be a limit to the number of menu entries.

(3) Must my Camcorder Mini DVDs be finalized prior to using Roxio Creator 2012?

(4) Are Chapters and Clips one the same?

(5) Do I need the Pro version?

Sorry if I am slow on the pick up! justphilip

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I have not purchased Creator 2012 because of unresolved questions I have. I reviewed your post “Video Workflow Strategy (Posted 30 October 2008 - 02:39 PM)” and found it very instructive; made a copy for rereading as my understand grows. I am learning terms and definitions but still not home yet!

 

I find that I need some clarifications.

(1) Do you import the mini DVD prior to going to Edit & Transfer? If I understand the WV editor, once you edit you can’t retrieve those pieces for a redo, hence back to the mini DVD original or a saved copy? I prefer saved copies.

(2) Do slides become menu selection buttons? Can event stills (slides?) be imbedded in the movie (Act 2 Scene 3) for a contiguous flow? Also there must be a limit to the number of menu entries.

(3) Must my Camcorder Mini DVDs be finalized prior to using Roxio Creator 2012?

(4) Are Chapters and Clips one the same?

(5) Do I need the Pro version?

Sorry if I am slow on the pick up! justphilip

Not a problem! :lol:

 

1. Do it whenever you want. Once you bring it into VideoWave you can save the VW ‘Project’ and/or output it as a video file.

The only thing that can't be edited is if you make a slideshow and output it as a Video file... they are then a "movie", one contigious file rather than the individual pieces.

 

2.
Maybe…
you can set the Video Frame to use as an icon or replace it with a picture. You can also use a Text Only menu. Generally there is a limit of 4 Menu Buttons. You can build Sub-Menus but think for a minute... When you Play a commerical Movie do you 'watch' it or tinker with menus? Keep it Simple
;)

 

3.
Maybe…
There are other ways to get them in. In some cases you may have to Close or Finalize the disc. Just have to see what is working
;)
(is there some reason you think they need to stay open?)

 

4.
NO!
A ‘Menu button’ may consist of one or more ‘clips’ and still pictures… “Chapters” are jump to points within a Movie. (again, apply KISS and look at how commercial movies behave)

 

5.
Maybe…
but the Pro mainly adds a lot of Add-ins that a lot of users find unnecessary for most editing and burning
;)

 

A lot of this will fall into place when you actually start doing it! What does not, come to the Forums :lol:

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Thank you for your kind assistance; I think I know enough to buy Creator 2012 and become a movie mogul! LOL. justphilip

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