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    Hi

    After much help from this forum ive managed to start getting my old vhs tapes onto my PC in Mpeg 2 format. Which is prefect for burning straight to DVD.

    Now i want to begin editing and I am wondering, what is the best format to edit in? Ive heard you cant really edit in MPEG, so what should I convert to for editing purposes, and what software should I use to do so?

    I am also thinking of getting Adobe premiere, which should I get, Elements or Pro?

    Thanks!

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    it depends soley on what you plan to do with the software on whether you want pro or elements, i'd suggest you edit in uncompressed dv, you should be able to just convert it into this format with premiere.
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    You should be able to capture to DV-avi, and edit it.
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    you should, but that not always the case as with my hardware neither capture card will capture in anything but mpeg, makes me angry and i dont really want to buy more software to capture in dv
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    Well I was hoping that if ive got it all on my PC as Mpeg I dont have to capture everything again to edit! I just want to be able to edit the videos, add music, transitions, text, change stuff like color, hue etc etc Nothing too hectic, im guessing I should go for elements?

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    Elements is a nice app, but doesn't support MPEG. (It will be a pain to edit without converting).

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    Quote Originally Posted by skratakh
    you should, but that not always the case as with my hardware neither capture card will capture in anything but mpeg, makes me angry and I don't really want to buy more software to capture in dv
    What hardware do you have? What are you capturing from?
    AMD Athlon 1700 (@2200mhz from 1466 sod the noise!) - 768mb pc3200 - 200GB Maxtor - Pioneer 106 - GF4 Ti4200 - twinhan/visionplus pci dvb-t - random pci analogue tv tuner - A7v600-x (to replace the a7n8x-d that died...) - random 17\" CRT
    Sony STR-DE425 & Eltax c205s;
    xBox w/20GB HDD- executer 2.3b;
    xBox - standard;
    Konica/Minolta dimage z10 w/2x512mb SD;
    iRiver h340;
    A silly amount of Cat-5 and usb cables

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    my geforce fx 5600 and an aver dvd ezmaker, neither are compatible with premiere
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    But they are with other software. Everyone say iuvcr.

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    Hmmm, i downloaded the trial of Adobe Premier Elements. Been playing around and am quite impressed by its ease of use. Anyway, I loaded some of my TMPGEnc encoded MPEG 2 files into it and saved them as DV, then did some editing and saved the final file as DV. Unfortunetly the final file isnt as "smooth" as the original and at some points the audio goes out of sync. Any ideas why? :

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