Hello, I am new to this forum and pretty new with video editing. I have a couple questions that I didn't find while using the search function, so my apologies in advance if I am bringing up a topic that has already been covered.
My band just completed a U.S. tour over the summer, and I received a package of several dvdr's from our tour manager who video taped all the shows. So, my plan is to make a compilation of the best songs we performed from several of the shows for a DVD release.
I am very experienced with music software, recording and editing and I chose Vegas as it works very similar to soundforge and some other music software I use. Understanding how to cut, apply effects etc pretty much came second nature to me with Vegas.
My question is, I can't seem to open the dvdr directly in Vegas, the only method I have been able to do is use MagicDVDtoAVI, and rip the DVd to my hard drive first and then open it in Vegas. - SInce this will be for a DVD release, it is important I don't lose any of the quality from the original DVDR. So could someone tell me the best way to do this, and what settings to use?
I tried ripping to Divx, but the rip looks a bit pixelated in comparison to the original. When I opened the file in Vegas, I received an error for a codec, that wasn't specific. Evrything seemed to still work fine, but the audio track didnt show peaks, or any type of wav file. so I am assuming it was an audio codec that was having problems.
Anyway, any help with this would be great. Thanks