Hi, I am new on this forum and I need some help with editing video, specifically mpg-files.
If you are experienced with this, please read the whole post.
I have about 65gb of mpg-files.
Movies of the family that my mother recorded between 1998-2009 on tape.
They have been transferred to the computer as mpg-files through an automated software and now I want to edit them.
I tried Windows Movie Maker but it just won't render the mpg-files when I publish the projects. The sound works but the video does not work. It is just black. This happens only with mpg-files and I am not about to convert 65gb of mpg to avi so that WMM can convert them to wmv so I can convert them back to mpg again to be able to burn them as a playable DVDs in the end.
I need some suggestions on software that actually can handle mpg-files.
So, what I REALLY want to see in a software is the ability to put out frame-specific markers in the timeline, tell the software to discard certain parts and then automatically save the rest of the parts in some sort of order like video1_part1, video1_part2, Video1_part3 etc etc.
Also the ability to merge two mpg-files into one larger would be good in this case since the software that "recorded" the movies to the computer split the files at ~3,3gb automatically so they would fit on a DVD.
But anyway, does anyone here have any experience with video editing and have a suggestion on recommended software?
Preferrably freeware but if it gets the job done and especially if it is simple to use I would be willing to buy mentioned software as well.
Also, if you could direct me to a tutorial for mentioned software or just give a few pointers for the batch-cutting I would be most thankful.
Hoping for some quick and good replies.