Originally Posted by gm2040
Hi to all,
3) This may seem to be in the wrong forum but there must be some posters who do something similar and others who seek the answers. The main reason I bought this recorder was to record Formula1 races. They're the only thing I actually want to keep. I plan to edit them and split them into titles so that I can burn them to dvd and transfer to the PC. Then I'd recombine them (maintaining the same quality) and store them on the pc for future use (i.e. burn to blu-ray discs, play them off a htpc to a tv, etc.). I've been experimenting with numerous programs to rejoin (without re-encoding the entire video) two sample videos I burned on the 515 but have had no success. I'd appreciate any suggestions on what programs people here use and what file format (i.e. mpg) they store them in.
A better forum for info on video editing and DVD authoring on a PC is VIDEOHelp.com. There are plenty of threads, user guides, programs' reviews and links to download them.
In the wajo's old help file there is a lot of good info, however it is fragmented and some of it (specifically in the posts) is confusing and a bit inaccurate. First of all don't worry about +VR format. After you've High Speed dubbed your recordings to a DVD +/-R, -RW and finalize them or +RW (no need to finalize) you'll have a DVD video compliant disc with a VIDEO_TS folder on it. Any other folders there including VIDEO_RM are irrelevant for your purpose. On 515 do only minimal edits needed to fit your recordings on a disc, and do not mix different modes (HQ, SP and so on) on the same disc.
I use 4x +RWs Verbatims or Philips in my recorders (LiteOn 5045, Philips 3576 and Pioneers 460/660), example links: http://www.supermediastore.com/produ...-94834-30-pack
Here is a basic outline what you need to do on the PC (assuming Windows PC):
1) Get a DVDDecrypter (free). Rip your recordings in IFO' mode to a PC's hard drive. You'll have one or more *.vob files, same number as titles on your dub.
2) Get a video editor, recommended Womble MPEG-VCR (trialware/payware $19) frame accurate, doesn't re-encode when not needed, saves files as MPEG-2 program stream (*.mpg) ready for authoring, and accepts other video files besides *.vob including *.vro. There are other good free editors but no frame accurate free one.
3) Get a dvd authoring program that supports multiple titlesets like DvdAuthorGui (free, pretty good) or MPEG Video Wizard DVD (trialware/payware $99), try it and if you like it catch it on sale for half price or less.
4) Get ImgBurn program to burn your authored dvds to discs of your choice +/-R Verbatims AZO or Tys, or Verbatim's +DL R. Don't use anything else for burning, ImgBurn is the best and free.
Magnavox recordings are SD and AFAIK
it is not possible to put DVD Video compliant structure on Blue Ray disc, opposite is true though, HD material can be put on DVD in special format.
I guess you may have more questions, just post them here or on the other forum (you can PM me too).