How to Create a dvavi file [for use in a video editing program] from a DVD.
You will need to install
* Virtual dub mod -
- Uncompress the files from pdvcodec.zip archive, right-click
on the PANADV.INF file and select Install.
How to do it!
Some infomation: DVD's have thier video data on the disk in the format of *.VOB files. A film is often split into several VOB files. If you want these can be played in your media player if you open them up on at a time. It is good to do this to find out which VOB file the particular bit of footage you want is in.
If you want to do this with a bit of footage that spans more than one VOB you will need to use Gordian Knot to do this, there are some tips here.
Open up Virual Dub Mod.
File > Open File
Choose the *.VOB file that contains the bit of footage you want.
You can scan through the file with the Play head like in a video editing program. And you can set the in and out points as well. with buttons .
Now we are going to set the Video settings. This help file on makeing xvids maybe useful to you as well
In the Video Menu choose Compression.
Video > Compression.
Choose from the list Panasonic DV avi.
Select Streams > Stream list.
You should see a gray banner. Right click on that. and Select Full processing mode.
Then right hand click again and select Compression. Choose the top option
- No compresssion PCM.
Now you are ready to save your DV avi file.
File > Save as
Give your file a name choose where to save it and click ok.
You should be able to import that file into premiere or other video editing programs.