Nuzumaki nuzumaki at
Thu Mar 4 06:48:50 EST 2004

for dvd mastering the best program out there is ADBOE ENCORE (by far the
if u know adobes workflow from photoshop or premiere). it has the best
features and is the
fastest. the other one is MAESTRO, but this is quite hard to handle und
often the media assets
you try to import are not correct, at least this programm says so.

for digitizing tapes a pinnacle mpg capture card or any other good mpg card
is a good tool.
i capture with my graphic card (thats not a very good way) due to the loss
of quality.

best MPG2 capture software is : WINDVR. well it has some bugs but works
without any big problems.

one big problem is to import the subtitels in your authoring programm, i am
trying to do this now for
3 days (use encore) but i cant get it working.


----- Original Message -----
From: "David Blair" <blair at>
To: <KineJapan at>
Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2004 12:30 PM
Subject: Re: subtitling

> there are several directions, and assuming a low budget approach:
> working with DVDs or predigitized material, on the PC, there is a huge
> range of free software which handles subtitling and sound... in fact it is
> a confusing mass, but with several standouts. A good hobby site is
> If you work with a mac, then of course iMovie [for DV] and the editing
> capacities of Quicktime Pro [good with quicktime, but no good with avi or
> mpeg formats] are good simple cheap solutions. It is easy to add an extra
> sound track, or import a text file to make subtitles, in QTPro... check
> tutorials in the Quicktime section at Apple's site.
> on the PC, it is relatively easy to digitize VHS tapes these days with
> external boxes or what they call "PVR"s, as internal cards... in fact many
> 3d graphics cards sold now have the added capacity to digitize video from
> VHS.  All come bundled with simple editing software with gaudy interfaces
> that do the trick. You would be editing mpeg or avi.
> video is not rocket science, but it is still confusing.
> David
> At 05:01 PM 3/3/2004 -0500, you wrote:
> >Dear Kinejapan,
> >I wonder if anyone has formed preferences nowadays on software for
> >uploading and manipulating video, in particular subtitling and
> >soundtrack?   What is barebones capable?  Are there more expensive
> >programs worth the money?  Mac or PC is okay.
> >yours,
> >J. Murphy
> >--
> >
> >
> >Univ. of Florida
> >Gainesville, FL 32601, USA
> ><>

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