I'm a computer video editing newbie but I have done a lot of video editing on a "camcorder/VCR editor" combo.
I've done a bit of research and played a bit with 2 editing programs that I have (Ulead Video Studio 7 & TMPGEnc DVD Author).
Can someone help me with a question on input clip size?
I have many DVDs on which I have raw video footage that I'd like to edit. It seems that the raw footage is stored in "VOB" files that are a maximum size of 1Gig (1,048,544 KB) in size. My video editing software will not work directly with VOB files but will work with MPEG2 files. Since I believe that VOB files are a form of MPEG2 files, I simply loaded the VOB file on my computer and changed the file extension to "MPG" and then loaded them into the video editing program. This seems to work quite well with smaller files but my system seems to choke on the 1 Gig files. They take forever to load and are very slow to manipulate!!
Therefore, my question (finally!).....
- Is this a limitation of my hardware (512MB RAM, 1526MB fixed swap file, 95G free HD space), AMD 2100+ CPU, ATI All-in-Wonder 128MB Graphics board)?
- Or, should I have done something differently to convert the VOB file to an MPG? (I searched but didn't find any software that claims to convert VOB to MPG)
Thanks in advance and sorry for the dumb newbie question!