Couple questions for you all.
I'm in the process of converting over 200+ hours of family VHS tapes to DVD. I'm using a ADS Tech Instant USB 2.0 702V to take the VHS from a VCR and encode into MPEG2 for a DVD.
I ran into those ugly lines that the VHS to MPEG2 encode produced, but I found out that TMPGEnc can crop those off and do some noise reduction. That's great.
Ok, but I'm still having some problems...
I take a MPEG2 file that's raw right from the VHS tape conversion. I then edit it using Windows Movie Maker 2, I then output to a NTSC DVD AVI file, I then use TMPGEnc to cut off unwanted lines, clean up the noise in the video, and convert to MPEG2. After that I take it and put the video into Ulead DVD MovieFactory 2 SE and then select the "replace audio" option. Since TMPGEnc make me a m2v and wav file, the video and audio are seperate from each other.
Now here's my problem...
The audio is just about 1 second off of the video, making it very, very annoying to watch, and completely unacceptable. However, TMPGEnc is encoding the audio properly, because the times match up perfectly. So it's gotta be the Ulead DVD MovieFactory 2 SE. The only I've found to remedy this is to import the MPEG2 file that TMPGEnc created into Ulead VideoStudio 7 and then add the wav file to the project. Then encode the video back to MPEG2 once again. This is a major pain since I'm obviously encoding the darned little file at least three times. When we're talking about 100min videos, this is a major waste of time.
Do you have any ideas? Is there a way to get TMPGEnc to encode the video and audio together?
I'm listing my system specs just for the heck of it:
512MB PC2700 DDR
120GB Maxtor 7200RPM 8MB Cache
Pioneer DVR-106BK 4x DVD Burner
I also might mention that I have alot of experience with computers/networks in general, but most of this video encoding/conversion stuff is new to me. Any help is appreciated.
I'm at my witts end with all of this encoding. Please HELP!