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Author: Topic: Topic Icon Help - utter newbie
DavidMeek
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Posted: Tue, 02 May 2006 10:12AM
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Hello - I need to cut together a sort of promo piece, by gathering a load of clips from DVDs (including commercial ones) and reassembling, then burning off to DVD. I'm happy to get Final Cut Pro if that's what i need, but is this the best tool? And can one import clips from DVDs?

Sorry if these questions are a bit derrrrr, but I'm new to all this.

Thanks

Dave

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jimmyfinn
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Posted: Tue, 02 May 2006 01:45PM
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DavidMeek,

Assuming you have already got FCP then
I would recommend the following software
for extracting footage already on DVD for use in FCP

Check out:
http://www.dvdxdv.com/DVDxDV.overview.htm

I have used it many times with great results.

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DavidMeek
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Posted: Tue, 02 May 2006 08:01PM
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Coo, thanks! I tried their demo, but alas, all my DVDs came out all blocky and pixelly. You could sort of see the action going on underneath, but it looked like a 70's video game where you had to knock down the green blocks! Is this a graphics card issue...?

dave

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jimmyfinn
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Posted: Wed, 03 May 2006 03:50PM
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DavidMeek,

Hmm, strange!

My guess is there's something screwy in the preferences. Have a root around and make sure
your set to Pal etc. Also try extract>new movie
and try using the expert settings. Worth a try....

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chris.roberts
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Posted: Wed, 03 May 2006 07:41PM
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DavidMeek,

I use MPEG Streamclip for this work. www squared5.com

I think you need to double-check your settings for the files you are outputting - ideally DV PAL QuickTime files at 720 x 576, full quality. Don't just go with whatever default settings are there.

Chris

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EmmetReddy
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Posted: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 01:46PM
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Hi I use software called cinematize to extract footage from DVDs, simply put in the dvd select the video_ts folder and extract what you want.
You may need to rip disk first if it is protected, all the best


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