Originally Posted by Prob
Thank you so much for being so helpful and patient. As you can tell I am horrible at this and need things black and white. But I am starting to piece it together. I think I will go with the newer model you suggested. Mainly because it is from an actual business (walmart) and not just some seller. That and I can buy a 3-yr warranty. Was that an extra 28 for 3 yr warranty or 28 dollars per year?
I have been looking over your instructions and I can grasp some things, but others I am having trouble with as some of the language I think is for the more advanced.
It seems I can pause live TV to edit out commercials. But that sounds like I have to be there the whole time while it is airing live. That may not be possible for me. I was hoping for something I could just record in it's entirety and then just edit out. I am not sure how I could do this though by dubbing it. Would I need multiple Blank dvd's then? I was hoping to edit it so when i put the dvd in I can have a background picture of what I recorded. And then several small screen shots to click on for the chapters with subtitles for each chapter. And of course the option to play it in it's entirety. If that is unrealistic, I would just settle for the entire show to play on the dvd with the commercials smoothly edited out. By smoothly I just mean that it transfers from when the show breaks (then commercials edited out ) then back without it looking choppy. There usually is a one black screen between the two to do this. I was going to use this program
You could Pause a live recording to eliminate commercials but, to me, it's a paincuz you do have to be there AND you have to be "precise" in Pausing and Rec before and after a commercial... if you let parts of commerecials get recorded, you'll have to Edit them out anyway AFTER recording.
Editing after recording is the way to go, using only the Mag... removing commercials is called a "Scene Delete - Mid-Cut" in the editing help file I linked to (Section 5.a).
There will be no index pics at chapter marks, just Chapter marks, which you can autoi-set during recording to any of 6 diff. time intervals,. AFTER recording, you can edit those chapter marks, eliminating them al.l and setting custom marks if desired. On playback, the viewer can press a remote button to go from one chapter to another instantlyh, and the Display menu has an option to do the same.
If you use high-speed dub (HSD) to create a DVD from an edited title, each edit point will have a slight ~1 sec pause (detailed explanation in the help files if interested later). Mo black frames after HSD.
Once created, a DVD with multiple titles will play from Title 1 to Title X automatically, with just a slight pause between end of one title and start of the next.
Originally Posted by Prob
Since this is the only thing I could really find that seemed to edit out commercials. But it all makes me confused. Because I don't know how I would put the show on DVD (dub it ) then put it on the computer (edit commercials out with that program) then put it back in the DVD player and finalize it. I am worried i will need some sort of DVD recorded for my computer as well. If there is a simple way of doing this could you dumb it down for me lol.
For computer editing after recording, you'll have to copy (dub) the title to a DVD (you can use rewiteable DVDs, -RW or +RW, so they can be reused). There are many programs to do that editing, with just SOME highlighted here.
That website is talking about copying from one DVR to another and they even mention that copying to a DVD recorder or VCR is possible except it'll be in std def (SD), which is all any DVD recorder or VCR can record in anyway, so no problemo!
In case your STB/DVR is one that won't output 16:9 WS via its composite Yellow or S-Video outputs (most all Motorolas), which the Mag needs, there are converters to accomplish that, and they also strip CP if the original title(s) on the STB/DVR have such. See this help file on just SOME of those, many others available.