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I am an absolute newbie to Adobe Premier 6.0. I have 2 questions:

1. Can anyone recommend any decent books that will help me get to grips with using this application?

2. Is it possible in Adobe Premier 6.0 to open existing DVD film footage, edit it, amend/create menus and then re-save it in a DVD format to enable it to be ripped back to DVD? If so, I'd be really grateful if you could explain step-by-step how I can do this.

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Well, I'm not big on video editing, but I can give you book advice. Premiere does not have a wealth of good guides (unless you truly like the For Dummies series.) My suggestion would be Adobe's Classroom in a Book supplement. It is not necessarily better than the others, but it is from a credible source, and priced lower than most of the other stuff.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...bs_b_2_2/002-4324294-5966467?v=glance&s=books
 

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I left a note asking for help with this one... hopefully the right people will catch it.
 

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No One left me a note :laugh:

You can edit a DVD in adobe premiere but you will first need to rip and encode the DVD. Using a program such as Super DVD Ripper will get your results.

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Thanks Grove, I didn't know your experience stretched to premiere.
 

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Yeah I've used Premiere a few times but I am good at the video converting, encoding and ripping bits. :grin:
 

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Grove4Life said:
You can edit a DVD in adobe premiere but you will first need to rip and encode the DVD. Using a program such as Super DVD Ripper will get your results.
Thanks for your posting. When you say 'encode', are you saying that I need to convert the DVD vob files into another format so that they can then be editted? If so, is any quality lost during the conversion? And can the program then convert the files back into vob files to be re-written back to a DVD? Appreciate your help.
 

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When I say "encode" I mean that you the format will change from vob files to avi or mpg depending on which you choose through the conversion program.

My friend used to use a program called Dr. DivX but I am not aware that there are any free ones out. You are able to select the resolution but when you usually encode the files they make the movie together around 700mb. The resolution stays the same or it can be changed (smaller resolution, smaller file size).

You do not need to conver back to vob file to burn onto the DVD. A simple .avi or mpg will do the job. The DVD can play like normal and a menu can be created depending on the program you use. :smile:

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Believe it or not the answer is ..... :grin:

Yes

(Theoretically it should work. I have done it with VCD but never a DVD, same concept I imagine. Let me work on it a bit more and I'll confirm it for you) :smile:
 

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Some DVD players can handle non-native formats such as avi, some can't.
 

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Is there not any software on the market that enables you to edit DVD VOB files without first having to convert them into another format? Surely quality is lost during the conversion process.... :4-dontkno
 

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Yes, video quality is lost. The differnece is unoticeable. The file size is reduced greatly which helps a lot of editors/composers.
 

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Is there not any software on the market that enables you to edit DVD VOB files without first having to convert them into another format? Surely quality is lost during the conversion process.... :4-dontkno
Supposedly Vegas Video 6 can work with VOB's. I have not tried it myself so I'm not positive that it is true.


oops. I'm still old school. The program is simply called Vegas 6. I guess I'm still stuck in the Sonic Foundry lingo.
 
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