How To Cut Out Film Segments And Combine Into One DVD?
Question: What program would you recommend for me to do the following? I want to edit some documentary films which are on DVD discs that were burned using Sonic Software in ISO and GI formats.
I want to cut segments out of these films and combine them into one DVD which can be viewed on a player through the television. I'm running a IBM clone home PC using Microsoft XP for my OS.
Answer: Hi Reuben, thanks for the excellent question. From what I can see, you want to take your documentary DVDs, cut out film segments and combine them into one DVD. This is not a difficult task - it just depends on the tool you use.
Some years back, I'd have recommended that you take a tool like VirtualDub and somehow extract the DVD VOB files and the like into your PC, then re-combine them into a DVD structure to be burnt into one DVD. That sounds complicated and time consuming (and it is).
Fortunately, times have changed! There are dedicated software packages that help you do DVD ripping and video conversion with ease ... one of them I'm impressed with is Movavi.
This software is written specifically for the beginner in mind - so what you get is no frills, plain and simple wizards to do all sorts of video conversion tasks.
For your situation, what you need to do is to download Movavi Video Converter, then launch the DVD ripping software. Select an output format for the ripped video (e.g. AVI) and then just click to rip the DVD files out. Very simple indeed.
With the video files ripped out of the DVD (e.g. in AVI file format), you can then use the Movavi Video Suite split, cut, and trim your video as you like. Just go into the video timeline and specify the beginning and end points of any segment you want to split out. Once you're done, you can then tell the program to join selected segments and combine them into a single movie.
What's left then is to burn the single, combined movie into one DVD and voila! Your work is done.
I hope the above helps you out. Do let me know if you need more information.