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I have about 10 home video miniDVD's shot on Sony Handycam DVD camcorder. I have all the VIDEO_TS folders and would like to export/convert these into clips which represent "chapters" in each DVD so that I can a) provide a proper timestamp and b) add them to my media collection for better browsing of various clips.

I have two questions in this regard:

1. How do I make sure I keep as much quality in video and audio from the original. After all, these are all cherished memories like both my kids' births, their first birthdays, etc. I mean in terms of format (m4v, mp4, wmv, mpeg, etc.) as well as settings (frame rates, etc.)
2. Any recommendation of tools for Windows use?

Thanks in advance!

ps: This may not be the best forum to ask this, but I could not find a better place to ask, so please redirect me if needed.
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I would suggest asking this in the camcorders forum located towards the bottom of the list of forums.

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I bet if you take the individual VOB files and put them in a video_ts folder on a full-size DVD it will treat them as chapters. It'll require you to rename some of the VOBs, IFO, BUPs and whatever else is on a DVD.

That'll also not modify the video in any way.

I know there's basic software like Sonic and a few others that will probably do this in a "point and click" way. I bet even the Live Essentials Movie maker may even be able to do it.
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I would suggest asking this in the camcorders forum located towards the bottom of the list of forums.

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Ok, will do. Thanks!
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I bet if you take the individual VOB files and put them in a video_ts folder on a full-size DVD it will treat them as chapters. It'll require you to rename some of the VOBs, IFO, BUPs and whatever else is on a DVD.

That'll also not modify the video in any way.

I know there's basic software like Sonic and a few others that will probably do this in a "point and click" way. I bet even the Live Essentials Movie maker may even be able to do it.

Windows Live Movie Maker is able to see the VOB files but it is unable to show me the chapters. Since the date and time for each clip/chapter is different, I would like to be able to see each clip separately so I can then assign correct date and time to each clip.

Similar problem will occur if I just put the VOB file someplace.

What I am looking for is to be able to generate clips out of the VOB files, each of which can be edited seprately.
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