HELP WANTED with Video editing recorded TV etc...

Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by RedAlert Rescue, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. RedAlert Rescue

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    I just recorded some TV show on my Computer and there's an advert in it I want t mess with the new "Compare the Meerkat" Pictures ones.

    Anyway I've been mucking about with NERO and Microsoft movie make and neither seem to do what I want them to do.

    I want to be able to chop out the relevent bit and keep a copy in the original file format that can still play on the Media Center with out squashing compressing or altering the quality I just want to chop the extraneous bits off and resave it in the same file format.

    I'd also like to be able to find out the current file size and specs of video so I know what it is i'm utilising "Standard TV / Widescreen is a bit vague"

    Anyone got any tips on doing this sort of really simple editing - it does not seem anywhere near as simple as it should be from messing with it.

    What's the point of editing something if I have to recompress the video into another format when I don't want to.

    If neither of these programmes are doing what I want is there other options - perhaps an online solution or a free or open source programme ?

    2ndly I've also accidently recorded some TV shows in to high a quality and I'd like to reduce the quality to the equivellent of "fine" in Media center terms - but I don't know what that file size compression rate is is there anyway to find out how to turn best quality recordings into fine quality ones with out mucking about with the aspect ratio or ruining the quality completely ?

    Sorry if any of these questions are stupid but i've only had a PC capable of Video editing about a week so I'm not up to speed yet.