I hope one of yaâ€™ll can help. I have been trying to edit video for months and am close to calling it quits. I have some old vhs camera video from an overseas project that I would like to edit. I need to cut out the extraneous stuff, put in some transitions, add some titles and banners and perhaps add some audio commentary. I have a total of 3 hours of tape that I would like to edit down to 2 half hour segements. I want to output to both vhs tape and svcd.
I have ATI media center and videowave version 3.5. After several reinstalls, I was finally able to get video wave to capture to mpeg2 at 352x 240. It looked okay, but not great. One problem is the 4 gig file limit of fat32 (windows 98).
So my questions are:
Is there a better freeware (I am cheap; the card and videowave were giveaways) editing programs that can do all the things I have mentioned?
What is the best solution to the 4 gig limit (Please, donâ€™t tell me to get MS XP)?
Is there a better capture program (free)?
What resolution should I try to capture at?
Why do most sites recommend or require that capture be to .avi? I have tried that and dropped 20% framerate. Also the audio would be out of sync. Should I not just capture to mpeg 1 or 2? Is there a way to capture to divx so that I can capture more than 9 minutes (4 gigs)? I guess the problem then would be how to edit the divx file.
I see that there are some hacked drivers for the capture card. They are bt8x8 WDM drivers 3.1.28 tweaked by IvUs. Will they help?
I know I have a lot of questions, but any help will be greatly appreciated.
Iwill KK266+ (VIA KT133)
AMD Athlon 1600+ XP
ATI All-in-wonder pro 8 meg pci
256 Meg 133 RAM
40 gig Western Digital HD 7200 rpm ata 100 (master)
20 gig Western Digital HD 7200 rpm ata 66 (slave)
Liteon 48128 CDRW