I hope that I am posting this to the correct board.
I am new to PC editing but have been around linear editing for 10 + years on and off.
My question is I have recently recorded some footage of an operation onto a DVD with a Panasonic DVD recorder (approx 1hour 45mins) and need to edit it down to a reasonable size/quality.
The files on the DVD are VOB files, I have some basic video editing software (Magix videodeluxe 2) which seems pretty good but it will not import the VOB file, I think that this software is limited as per importing stuff.
I am only looking for basic splice editing and no fancy transitions required, but I would like to add other basic things like fade to black, rolling titles etc etc. The footage has to be able to be edited on my laptop so I can take my ruff cuts to the surgeon envolved so he can extend/cut as necessary.
I finally plan to output to DVD for patients.
Both of my machines are running at least 2000Mhz and 512mb with firewire if needed, I was hoping that if I recorded directly onto DVD it would be easier for the transfer.
What software would people recommend?