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Tech: Making DVDs from camcorder

gnu 19 Mar 13 - 06:59 AM
JohnInKansas 19 Mar 13 - 07:26 AM
gnu 19 Mar 13 - 07:26 AM
JohnInKansas 19 Mar 13 - 07:39 AM
gnu 19 Mar 13 - 07:44 AM
gnu 19 Mar 13 - 06:24 PM
Tattie Bogle 19 Mar 13 - 08:20 PM
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Subject: Tech: Making DVDs from camcorder
From: gnu
Date: 19 Mar 13 - 06:59 AM

What's a good buy? features to look for?

Same thing for a camcorder.

Two days into Roxio EASY VHS to DVD 3 Plus and I am not a happy camper. The editing features just aren't what I expected.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Making DVDs from camcorder
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 19 Mar 13 - 07:26 AM

The Roxio Easy VHS DVD 3 Plus isn't all that bad a program, but it's main purpose is to make it look like you got something with the little USB cord that filters the copy protection spike out when you copy commercial VHS movie tapes to DVD. You can stop the recording when you get a disk full, and record the other ten minutes of the movie on another disk, but that's about as far as "editing" goes with it.

(It is getting a little scary, how much progress he's made, when gnu starts making "tech comments" I agree with. We'll need to be careful talking to him so he doesn't get a big/fat head on 'im.)

I'm not the one to suggest better software for this issue though, since I just don't do movies much. Someone who actually knows something about that kinda stuff should be along as soon as we get enough posts here to make it look like there's somethin' going on in the thread.

John


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Subject: RE: Tech: Making DVDs from camcorder
From: gnu
Date: 19 Mar 13 - 07:26 AM

Anyone try Nero? 12 works with WIN8. $130. Looks good... so it must be good?


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Subject: RE: Tech: Making DVDs from camcorder
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 19 Mar 13 - 07:39 AM

Nero and Roxio have been the popular ones for people who just want to burn CDs/DVDs but I can't say which might have good movie editing features. Nero had a problem with burning data CDs that made Roxio better for my use, but I gave up on optical disks for that when I tried recovering files from a few hundred "backup CDs" after about five years.

Advertising says that Photoshop Elements Premier (a companion product to Photoshop Elements) is designed specifically for video editing, but I haven't seen much user comment on it. Adobe has added so much "pinball and pachinko" fluff to Elements 9, 10, and 11 that I went back to using version 2, but "Premier" might be worth adding to the list of programs to take a look at. I'd say look at several before you jump on one.

John


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Subject: RE: Tech: Making DVDs from camcorder
From: gnu
Date: 19 Mar 13 - 07:44 AM

Look at several... kinda like dating but more complicated unless one seeks knowledge from those with experience.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Making DVDs from camcorder
From: gnu
Date: 19 Mar 13 - 06:24 PM

I went for Adobe® Photoshop Elements 11 & Adobe Premiere Elements 11 Bundle, English @ $120. Seems like the way to go. Keep my fingers crossed. I have some great videos of sunsets, birds, flowers, trees (yes... eg my maple "snowing leaves" on a frosty and sunny fall morning without any wind... it's beautiful, especially when you understand the process and can HEAR it!), and many others.

JtS.... watched a tutorial on YT and it sure looks like there are a whack a frillies to muddy the waters but I figure I can get the basics up and running quickly and learn the rest in time. And.... hey... $120? What the hay?


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Subject: RE: Tech: Making DVDs from camcorder
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 19 Mar 13 - 08:20 PM

I used Nero when I was Windows-based, but then bought a Mac. iMovie does all I want and more: didn't need to buy extra software.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Making DVDs from camcorder
From: Joe Offer
Date: 19 Mar 13 - 08:59 PM

I have had both Nero and Roxio programs that did nasty things to my computer, so I'm pissed off at both companies.

I have also had very good Nero and Roxio programs, but I forget about them.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Tech: Making DVDs from camcorder
From: gnu
Date: 19 Mar 13 - 10:29 PM

I took back the Roxio piece of crap. One would not normally be able to do such (opened software CANNOT be returned BUT it included hardware so there WAS an "out") but **** is a cool guy and he agreed and gave me a refund by stating "defective" in the return file. Fact is, the salesman that advised me on it is a weekender kid and he didn't advise me correctly.

I shall report next week or so on what I find out... web order... that's 4 days out of TO so it will be Monday delivery. You'll just have to wait for my birdsss video.


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