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Need Editing Software for DVD Camcorder

by pjlanasa / August 22, 2006 12:36 PM PDT

I just purchased a mini dvd camcorder and am looking for pc software to edit the mini discs. Any recommendations?

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Doubtful. But you can import it to...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 22, 2006 1:14 PM PDT has demo software that you can import and use the clips but not edit the mini disc itself. Hope you understand the difference. At least the demo is free so you can decide if you like it.


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Can you still return it?
by Kiddpeat / August 22, 2006 1:47 PM PDT

DVD based camcorders aren't well suited for editing.

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by pjlanasa / August 22, 2006 11:22 PM PDT

I am a novice at this, so maybe I did not explain clearly enough. I am told that I can take the mini DVD and download it to my desktop pc and then use this editing software to create a new dvd. Is that any clearer?

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Demos are at
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 22, 2006 11:38 PM PDT
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Just trying to get a shorter answer and hopefully clearer.


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I understood that. However, DVD cameras use highly
by Kiddpeat / August 23, 2006 12:18 AM PDT
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compressed files to record their video. If you wish to edit the video, these highly compressed files are not a good choice. A miniDV, tape based camera is vastly preferable.

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Try Nero or Adobe Premiere Elements
by Cephus6 / August 26, 2006 5:19 AM PDT
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I use both of these programs to import Mini DVDs to my computer edit and then burn to full size DVD.

I have not had any problems and the video looks good.

I save the mini DVD as my backups.

Good Luck

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Ditto, can you still return it??????
by jcrobso / August 23, 2006 6:59 AM PDT
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I have used the software that came with my Hitachi DVD cam.
by dslagter / August 23, 2006 3:45 PM PDT

which is DVD Movie Album SE and My DVD from Sonic. Of course, only the mini-DVD RAM can be edited. Another option besides Ulead is Power DVD by Cyberlink. In addition, I bought Roxio's Easy Media Creator 8 which is My DVD also.

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by xfanatic50 / August 25, 2006 3:37 AM PDT

I have been using ULEAD software from 7.0 is very easy, you can try the last version from

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ULead works great
by atxfireman / October 15, 2006 2:20 PM PDT
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Thanks a bunch for your posting. I am a newcomer to video and did not realize how difficult it would be to edit mini DVDs from my Sony DCR-DVD 505. The software that came with it was not much use. Also tried Adobe Premier Elements and Roxio Easy Media Creator 9.0.

Premier elements is difficult for a beginner and you lose the Dolby 5.1 surround sound. I could not get Creator 9.0 to work with any files from my DVD cam.

I have been playing with Ulead Video Studio 10 Plus and I am really pleased so far. The interface is easy to work with. I have been able to edit my videos with no apparent loss in video quality. I am able to keep the 16:9 format and the Dolby surround sound. I added titles, transitions, music, etc.

Ulead offers a trial version for 30 days. I am going to purchase.

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by elfpcf / August 25, 2006 10:00 AM PDT

Go tp ( search for video software.
there is a lot of information.
God bless Ed

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I've just read the specs for Sony Vegas version 7.
by Kiddpeat / October 16, 2006 3:43 AM PDT

They have added the ability to import video from DVD cameras. Note that this is NOT the Studio version of Vegas.

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