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Getting video from camcorder

Discussion in 'Other video questions' started by pf03ho, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. pf03ho

    pf03ho Member

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    Ok guys,

    Ive used Windows Movie Maker to extract a couple of home movies. Its in .wma (i think) format. How do I make this into DVD quality?


    Also, I have a couple of movies in .dob format. How do I put these onto a DVD.


    In both cases I want to watch the DVD on a regular DVD player
     
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    whassup Regular member

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    Try looking at the "Guides" tab at the top of this page.

    Do NOT use Windows Movie Maker if you're planning to make a DVD. It does not capture at a high enough quality. You will need to separately capture, encode, and author.

    Some programs allow an all-in-one solution such as Pinncle Studio and Ulead Video Studio (to name a few). Sometimes, these programs come packaged with your video camcorder.

    If you want, you can find trial versions at each respective program's website.
     
  3. pf03ho

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    DAMMIT!

    Ive already burned 12 hours of footage with WMM, plus the hours editing and stuff.

    Is there a way to convert from .wmx to .vob or extension for better quality?

    Also, I have a few in .VOB. Is that a good extension to just burn? I used Power Producer
     
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    I guess I should clarify.

    WMM "encoded" to .wmx or .vob. The built-in encoder in WMM is crap and you've lost quality immediately. You can't "bring back" the quality through further conversion.

    vob files are dvd-ready files. It's probably about the best you're going to get without re-capturing all your footage again. You're going to have to author the vob's into a DVD-compliant format.

    If you're not sure, there should be .ifo, .bup, and .vob files. If you don't see these, then you need to author.
     

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