PLEASE- Need help with editing a DVD
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.(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/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.
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.
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.
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