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    Computer geeks!

    I have some DVD's of family 8mm films that I'd like to edit. Put some music on, cuts, things like that. Is there free software that will do this, or do I need to buy something?

    Thanks people.

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    iMovie works pretty well for that kind of thing.
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    Windows or Mac?
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    Both OS's have a built movie editing application.
    Your turtle skirt is exposing your FUPA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjab View Post
    Both OS's have a built movie editing application.
    I'm on a Windows box. What program is on here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by <3 2 Ride View Post
    iMovie works pretty well for that kind of thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    You're useless. I don't even know why I put up with you.
    Ouch! Hmm...how shall I make you pay for that one?
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    iMovie on OS X is a great item. Same with Windows Movie Maker. Both are included with the license cost of the OS, and both work well for basic movie editing.

    Just make sure to go easy on the included special effects, because almost every amateur vid on YouTube overuses them.

    Of course, there is always Premiere Pro, but that is fairly expensive.

    As for Windows Movie Maker, it comes on Ultimate and Home Premium. Other editions won't have that included.
    Last edited by mlts22; 08-04-09 at 09:21 PM. Reason: Editions on Windows Movie Maker

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    You're useless. I don't even know why I put up with you.
    I know why.

    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    I'm on a Windows box. What program is on here?
    Windows Movie Maker. It's cumbersome, but it will do the job.
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    windows movie maker. it is free, but you can do a lot with it given time and skill

    Sony Acid Pro is a great music and video editor, pay about 800-1000 bucks for a fully
    loaded version with all the plugins.
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    Ok, so what's a good way to convert this DVD over to something that will work on movie maker?

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    That depends.
    Dbl. Click My Computer, Right Click on the DVD, Click on Explore.
    Report what Folders/Files you see there. If files, right click on a file so you can see the extension (mp2, avi, etc...)
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    I have two files. Audio_TS and Video_TS

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    You'll need to rip that movie to mpeg2 or similar for use in Win Movie Maker. I can't recall the good, free program for doing this, as I haven't done this operation in about 5 years.
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    Handbrake could rip it.

    Does WMM have an "import from disc" option?

    Also make sure your WMM can burn a DVD. Maybe in Vista it can, but I don't think WMM in XP can actually burn a disc--it just makes a movie file.

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    You can use DVD Decrypter to rip the DVD to your hard drive, and then use 3GP converter to convert the .vob files. Be sure to rip the DVD in the ISO mode.
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    That's a good idea. And, as Sonata pointed out, you MAY need an authoring program, but ONLY if you wish to create DVDs of your finished project that will play in set-top DVD players.

    If your intended audience will all be using computers for viewing, authoring is unnecessary, simply pick a universal output file format.
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    DVD Fab is a good program to rip DVD's. It has a 30 day trial. Just download it, rip it to mpeg, edit on windows movie maker and profit.

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