I decided to learn something new, so I have been working with some of the ULEAD software (Multimedia Pro, DVD Movie Factory, Video Studio etc) to learn about video editing.
But this is not as simple as editing sound files (wav or mp3), and I am now totally confused.
My learning project is this: I have downloaded a number of episodes of FUTURERAMA (great show by the creator of The Simpsons). They are either in AVI or MPEG format.
I have inserted these into the TIMELINE, using the insert video clip option, and then I have tried to edit out the commercials.
But this is where I have been running into problems. The help files talk about trimming and cutting (Cut by Position and Cut by Cue) but I just cannot seem to get it right.
My b/f thinks that this is because these ULEAD packages only work when editing Digital Video files, and not compressed Video files such as MPEG or AVI.
He reckons that ULEAD should be used for editing and enhancing original camcorder DV files, and then it is used to convert them into various formats suitable for playing on a PC, VCD or DVD player.
Does anyone have any experience with this?
Can I edit MPEG files using Multimedia Pro?
If not, can I convert MPEG files with Multimedia Pro, into a format that Multimedia Pro can work with?
If not, what software do I need for this? Is there anything available that will convert (Decode) MPEG? Or is there a MPEG editor that will do this?
If Multimedia Pro does work with MPEG files then how do I use the trim bar to cut out scenes I don