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Thread: Cutting MPEG-4 w. Ulead9

  1. #1
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    Sep 2005

    Default Cutting MPEG-4 w. Ulead9

    Hi guys, I'm new to this forum and editing in general.

    I have some TV sports-shows recorded with ATI VCR in MPEG-4 to my drive from a TV-card. Now I just wanted to cut some commercials from the clips. This is just some rough hacking together, nothing past a small transition here and there.

    Now the problem I have, is when I split the original clip (into 'keep' and 'dump' parts), all parts following the first in the timeline appear black. After exporting, these parts also play-back black, while the sound-track sound ok.

    I'm baffled, could anyone give me a hint?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    East Kilbride, Scotland


    What format are the captured files in? And what are your project settings?


    COMPAQ something or other with 500Gb Boot Disk, 1Tb external Firewire Disk, 4Gb Memory and a super duper sound card, 19" TFT Monitor etc etc etc
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2005


    The tracks were recorded in MPEG-4 (the VCR program says "format: Microsoft AVI - Open DML"), and have 49 P-Frames per I-frame, no B-frames. Audio is 32kHz,16bit,mono. Output format should allow creation of a low to medium bitrate DVD.

    I simply selected record to MPEG4 for the quality vs file size. I didn't know that it is such a bugger to work with. Are there any more modern alternatives
    to MPEG2 as a recording format that still allow good editing?

    All my more recent recordings have been done in DVD-quality MPEG2 and there are no problems editing this, but the file sizes are more than double.

    Thanks for any input!

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