See if you can follow me.
It isn't working,.. no matter what codec I use I still get some compression, (i.e. the ugly "squares").
I don't understand.
My 1 hour MPEG2 file is 3gb.
So at that ratio 10 minutes should be 500mb,
5 minutes should be 250 mb.
Why is it that I cannot simply crop that file??
I made a crop (total 5 minutes) logic says it should be 250 meg right?
If I save as lossless huffyuv this 5 minutes = 3.6 gigabytes
If I save as DV AVI (panasonic or otherwise) 5 minutes is = 300(!?) meg
but with very ugly compression squares/blocks/artifacts, (full quality "no compression" selected, and maintain bitrate selected.)
Why can I not simply crop my original file, keeping the little 5 minutes in the middle unchanged and just replace the start and stop bits so it's still an MPEG2, but unchanged!
Why all this stuff that drives you crazy?
Man your my only hope.
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