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Denis Danatzko
PLEASE- Need help with editing a DVD
on Mar 3, 2009 at 10:53:21 pm

New here, and hope I'm posting this in the correct forum.

I've seen lots of info about ripping DVDs, but little on re-assembling them. (At least nothing that was clear-cut enough to dispel all worries that I'd get it right).

I have a DVD for which I no longer have all the "pieces", e.g. menus, buttons, etc., so I can't rebuild the entire thing. I do have the raw footage, and 2 copies of the final burned production.
I've been asked to edit a small change in the DVD. (Someone's name is spelled wrong in the opening credits. Now, 2 yrs later, I find out about it).
I only need to replace 1 text panel that displays for about 5 secs, with no motion, nothing special, other than a fade from/to black, so the total length/play time of footage will not change. After making the correction, I need to burn & print multiple copies.

I'm hoping I'll be able to use the existing menu/sub-menus/buttons.

My problem: I've never ripped a DVD, and have no idea how to re-assemble one.

AFAIK, there are no copyright/licensing issues, as this was a private birthday party for a consumer-level customer.

Here's what I've done so far:
-I got mpegStreamclip AND the $ 20 Apple/QT mpeg reader.
-Using Streamclip, I converted the VIDEO_TS.VOB to 'new.avi'
(Did I lose some quality by doing that)?
-Imported 'new.avi' to PPro/CS2, edited in the change, and filed it as "corrected.avi".


I'm not sure how to proceed.

From reading various posts, I'm under the impression I can "glue" the pieces back together without having to re-author the entire DVD, but I'm not sure how.

When I open VTS_01_0.VOB in Streamclip, I can see the various menu items/panels.

I'd like to rebuild the entire DVD using all the "old parts" except that I want to replace the "bad" footage with the corrected footage.


How do I proceed to re-assemble this?
I figure my next steps might be:
- to open Encore DVD 2.0
- import as "Assets" a) my corrected .avi, and b) all other files from the DVD, (except the "bad" one VIDEO_TS.VOB)
- have Encore DVD "Build" my DVD as if it were using all .avis

Am I correct about that? It seems too "simple"? (So simple that I'm suspicious that I've overlooked something necessary but not obvious to me).
Do I first have to convert all untouched VOBs to mpegs?

Do I need other software or a different approach? Maybe to preserve quality and/or the menu structure? (Someone suggested Womble would have prevented loss of quality, but I have no idea how much loss of quality I'll suffer).

I'm also uncertain what to do with, or how to use, all the other files/folders that reside on the DVD:

OpenDVD/Sources/VTS_01_1_VOB/VTS_01_1_VOB
OpenDVD/Sources/Video_Apgc_Asf
OpenDVD/Sources/Video_Bpgc_Csf
OpenDVD/Sources/Video_Cpgc_Esf
OpenDVD/Sources/Video_Dpgc_Gsf
OpenDVD/Sources/Video_Epgc_Isf
OpenDVD/Sources/Video_Fpgc_Ksf
OpenDVD/Sources/Video_Gpgc_Msf
OpenDVD/Sources/Video_Hpgc_Qsf
OpenDVD/Sources/Video_Ipgc_Qsf
OpenDVD/Sources/Menu_000
OpenDVD/Sources/Menu_000_SubPict
OpenDVD/Sources/Menu_001
OpenDVD/Sources/Menu_001_SubPict
OpenDVD/Sources/Menu_002
OpenDVD/Sources/Menu_002_SubPict
OpenDVD/Sources/Menu_003
OpenDVD/Sources/Menu_003_SubPict
OpenDVD/Sources/Menu_004
OpenDVD/Sources/Menu_004_SubPict
OpenDVD/Sources/Menu_005
OpenDVD/Sources/Menu_005_SubPict
OpenDVD/Sources/Menu_006
OpenDVD/Sources/Menu_006_SubPict
OpenDVD/Sources/Menu_007
OpenDVD/Sources/Menu_007_SubPict
OpenDVD/Sources/Menu_008
OpenDVD/Sources/Menu_008_SubPict
OpenDVD/Sources/SPU_Apgc_Asf
OpenDVD/Sources/SPU_Bpgc_Csf
OpenDVD/Sources/SPU_Cpgc_Esf
OpenDVD/Sources/SPU_Dpgc_Gsf
OpenDVD/Sources/SPU_Epgc_Isf
OpenDVD/Sources/SPU_Fpgc_Ksf
OpenDVD/Sources/SPU_Gpgc_Msf
OpenDVD/Sources/SPU_Hpgc_Osf
OpenDVD/Sources/SPU_Ipgc_Qsf
OpenDVD/Sources/Video_Apgc_Asf
OpenDVD/Sources/Video_Bpgc_Csf
OpenDVD/Sources/Video_Cpgc_Esf
OpenDVD/Sources/Video_Dpgc_Gsf
OpenDVD/Sources/Video_Epgc_Isf
OpenDVD/Sources/Video_Fpgc_Ksf
OpenDVD/Sources/Video_Gpgc_Msf
OpenDVD/Sources/Video_Hpgc_Osf
OpenDVD/Sources/Video_Ipgc_Qsf

OpenDVD/ClickMe = a FireFox document file in the "OpenDVD" folder
OpenDVD/opendvd.pvm = I don't know what a PVM file is/does
OpenDVD/Untitled = don't know what it is/does

Video_TS = A folder on same level as OpenDVD

FWIW, I've had no audio problems after converting VIDEO_TS.VOB to an .avi file. (StreamClip seems to have handled that just fine).

I'm afraid of ruining, or having to re-create the menu structure.

How do I reassemble this DVD to include the correction?

(Apologies for the length; hoping all the details might help).
All help greatly appreciated.

Running Adobe Production Studio Premium/CS2 on double dual-core AMD 275 processors, 1.5 TB RAID, under XP.

Thanks.

D


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Michael Sacci
Re: PLEASE- Need help with editing a DVD
on Mar 3, 2009 at 11:20:38 pm

Unless you purchase a program like DVDAfterEdit you will have to re-author the DVD. You can rip all the elements but you must start from scratch on the menu overlays and authoring.

DVDAfterEdit would allow you to drop the corrected video back into the project and rebuild the Video TS folder. The program is not cheap though. $395 and it is not the easiest program to learn.

http://dvdafteredit.com/node/1521




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Denis Danatzko
Re: PLEASE- Need help with editing a DVD
on Mar 4, 2009 at 1:17:10 am

Ouch!
Thanks Mike,
but in light of the cost, and the fact that DVDAfterEdit is a MAC-only program, it's not likely I'll be buying it.
Guess I better start tackling the re-build.



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Max Kovalsky
Re: PLEASE- Need help with editing a DVD
on Mar 4, 2009 at 2:03:36 am

There's DVD Reauthor for PC from DVD Logic. It has a functional free trial, but it creates a Scenarist project from all the assets, and it's a tricky application to learn (even if you can get you hands on it). You may be able to use the menus and highlights that it will demux for you though. In short there ARE reauthoring tools out there, but not for the prosumer level of authoring

Max
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Blu-ray producer
New York
Area4.tv


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