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Nevile James
Newcomer seeking guidance to re-author a DVD
on Sep 12, 2016 at 6:26:36 pm

Several years ago, I shot some footage on mini DV tapes. These were edited by a friend using Final Cut Pro, graphics and introductions were produced and the whole thing recorded onto S-VHS. Subsequently, he produced a DVD for me. I now wish to use the content but with new graphics etc. I am told that I cannot just use the content from the DVD as subsequent re-compression would mean an inferior quality.

The S-VHS video has deteriorated, although the original DV tapes are fine.

How do I re-author the DVD without re-editing the original material.

Nortynev


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Jeff Pulera
Re: Newcomer seeking guidance to re-author a DVD
on Sep 14, 2016 at 2:09:49 pm

Years ago, I used a free software called MPEG Streamclip for that exact purpose. As I recall, it ripped the DVD back to it's component assets, the .m2v video and .wav audio file. I then put those assets into Encore and built my new menus, and then burned a new DVD and Encore did not transcode the video.

Thanks

Jeff Pulera
Safe Harbor Computers


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Chris Sebes
Re: Newcomer seeking guidance to re-author a DVD
on Oct 5, 2016 at 2:50:21 pm

You'll need to clarify which graphics you want to change.

If you're changing graphics in the video, then the new graphics will have to be edited into the existing video (probably covering up the old ones using new, full-opacity graphics, to cover the old ones. You'll then have to re-encode this again for output to DVD. This can yield lesser quality, depending on the quality of the original, but the average viewer may not be able to tell the difference.

If you're only changing graphics in the DVD menu, then Jeff is right. You can rip the m2v and ac3/aif/wav files from the original and reuse them with the new disc, without losing quality. I've always used VobEdit to rip the disc on a PC. http://www.videohelp.com/software/VobEdit

If you're on a Mac, I hear MPEGStreamClip will do this. I can't test it right now, as I'm on a Trashcan Mac with no DVD drive.

Good luck!

Chris Sebes
Senior Video Editor
http://www.MediaMixStudios.com

Chris Sebes
Senior Video Editor
http://www.MediaMixStudios.com


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