I have a large quantity of raw video footage (from a wedding) that I need to edit and compile into 45 minute long video and then transfer to NTSC SVCD. The original footage was shot using 2 different PAL Super8 handy-cams. The footage was then archived (converted) onto DVD-R using (I guess) standard MPEG2 compression. The VOB files on the DVD is not encrypted. Using mostly free tools, what is the best way of converting the VOB files into a format that I can use in editing software such as either "Adobe Premiere 6" or "Windows Movie Maker 2"? I have already started playing with DVD2AVI, VFAPI, VirtualDub and TMPGEnc, but are a bit overwhelmed with all the variables/settings/ involved. I do need to convert from PAL -> NTSC and also crop a number of lines from the bottom and right of each "frame" in the video stream (there are some weird artifacts in these areas). Any help would be apreciated.