Ok, I'm sort of a newbie at this. Here's the deal.
My parents had a wedding ceremony recorded on a digital camera. The company just gave them all the raw footage in DVD format. I am now trying to take that DVD and edit it to make it a little nicer.
Anyway, here's the problem. When I rip the movie from the DVD and then convert it to an mpeg or avi, I lose considerable picture quality. I'm not worried about size (so I don't need to compress to fit it on a cd-r).
So how do I go about getting the movie off the cd and converting it into a format so that I can edit it using software. (I have several kinds. Vegas Video, Windows movie maker, ulead video studio, premiere.)
Also, I tried using premiere (I think) to rip the dvd. It kept the quality, but did not de-interlace, so every line was shifted. Is there anyway to get around this?
Thanks and sorry for the long post.