How to Remove Unwanted Footage From DVD Movie Without Re-Encoding?

In this guide I will show you how to use Womble EasyDVD to delete unwanted footage from a DVD movie and then burn it back without any video quality loss. Womble EasyDVD is an excellent tool for small DVD edits or to author a new DVD from existing DVD footage, without the need for any re-encoding. So you don’t have to wait to re-encode the whole movie and suffer the heavy quality loss for every little cut that is made.

Womble EasyDVD is not freeware, but don’t worry because you can try it for a month, without any limitations(no watermark, no function disabled or crippled). You can free download it on my site(check the link below the article body). Just install and run it so we can move on with the guide here.

Now transfer your DVD into your hard drive and insert the blank DVD disc into the drive.

Step1. Run Womble EasyDVD. First we need to create a new DVD project. To do this, click “New” button in the Start stage, we will be forwarded to the Source stage.

Step2. The Source stage is where you can add in your input video files, perform some basic editing if needed, and create chapter points.

Here we click the top “Add” button in Movie Manager(the upper left window), check “Open DVD folder” in the pop-up Open window, then browse to DVD file folder and click Open.

Then the DVD reader window pops up and you will see all the titles and chapters. Select the title you want to edit and click OK(Note that if there are more than one main movie titles in DVD reader, you can select the first main movie title, click OK and load the first main movie into EasyDVD as Movie 1, then you can click the top “Add” button again and add the second main movie title into EasyDVD as Movie 2, you can repeat the steps to load more DVD movies.)

Then the DVD movie title will be loaded into Womble EasyDVD keeping the original chapter structure, a movie reel icon named Movie 1 is added in Movie Manager window to represent the movie. You can change the default Movie name(Movie 1) into the real one by selecting “Edit label” in the context menu(or press ‘F2′ on the keyboard).

Now select the movie clip in the Clip Manage, drag the sliderbar and preview movie in the right video preview window.

Drag the slidebar and preview the movie, press the Mark in button (or press ‘I’ on the keyboard) when finding the beginning of the unwanted scenes, and press the Mark out button (or press ‘O’ on the keyboard) when finding the end of unwanted scenes. You can use the mouse scroll wheel or arrow keys to step forward or backward to get the exact frame. Since we have marked the segment to be deleted, now we press the Cut button to remove the marked segment.

Note here you can press “M” on the keyboard to add a chapter point wherever you want.

Step3. Now we go to Menu stage to add menus for the DVD.

To quickly add menu for your movie, you can select a ready menu template from the menu template list. And then you can change the background to your personal photo, add an intro video before the menu shows, reset the menu button style and so on. Here I will just use the first menu template from the list. While Womble EasyDVD will do its best to detect whether your source is PAL or NTSC, you should check to make sure that the right settings are selected here.

Step4. When you’re done with the menu, go to Preview stage. Here you can do a final check on the menu design before outputting a DVD folder.

Step 5. When you are ready to export the DVD project, click Output at the top buttons. Note at the bottom of the window there is a project encode map – the blue area shows the part of the video that won’t need re-encoding (stream copy), the red areas is the parts that need to be re-encoded. We will export the DVD without re-encoding.

Once all that’s done, click on the “Start” button to start the authoring process and sit back and wait.

Step 6. After finishing the export, you can preview the exported DVD folder using a DVD player software such as WinDVD or PowerDVD. If everything worked great, then you can click Burn at the top buttons to enter the final step of your DVD project workflow.

In the Burn stage, change the folder path to where you outputted your DVD files (should be selected automatically for you), and then choose your DVD burner(You may also choose to output to an ISO file for later burning) and then click on the Burn button to start burning your DVD video to a DVD disc.

Done.

Life Is Like A Movie

Have you ever had an experience in your life, when you thought for sure you were in a movie? Doesn’t it seem like it at times? Wouldn’t it be great if you knew for sure what was coming next? Doesn’t it seem at times that some of the people in your life appear all too familiar? Have you reached that stage yet, when so many people start to look alike to you. They seem to be so familiar, you wonder… “don’t I already know them, even though you know you don’t? Hmmm…well, maybe there are some reasonable answers to these thought provoking questions. Maybe you just haven’t put your finger on them yet.

Perhaps the answers lie in some pretty amazing places, right inside of you! Could it be that maybe, just maybe you have re-incarnated yourself so many times, you might be running out of new scenarios and seemly new people to write into your movie script? Maybe, just maybe, it might be time to consider not rewriting the all too familiar movie scenes and character actors in your script. How about writing something new?

Oh well, you have been in similar roles with your acting group, sometimes the parent, sometimes the child, sometimes the leader and sometime the follower, sometimes the something or other! You already know that! It’s a fact! Well, what if you look at your life now as a fantastic chance and fact finding mission to script, edit, if it starts to look too familiar in a nonproductive way, produce, direct, act and even select your own new cast to join you in your new movie, your new script and your new life. How fabulicious is this!

Start taking the time, to look around you. What is it that you like about your life. What is it that you don’t like? This could be the best time “to get your act together” and start making some positive, upbeat changes. Ask yourself… “If you could change one thing, what would that be?” Write it down and re-right your life. What would you like to see for yourself in the next week, month or year. Write it down and make sure you are not re-writing an old scene from an old movie script that has been over produced.

Maybe, it is time to bring new characters and new blood into your life. Look on your own bright side, you do have one, you know. Life is not always grim and sad. Write all the “rights” into your new movie. Forget about the “wrongs”. Movie on! Get “in charge” of your own production company. Make sure what you are producing is how you want your life to be.

Get a new theme song. Stop singing the old blue tunes! Get in tune and write a song that sings the words of your new movie. Let go of those sad tunes, get rid of those country and western blues song of being “left alone, high and dry”. Get in tune with your life! Get really involved in writing your life from the moment you wake up each day to the moment you fall asleep at night. And if you can’t fall asleep some nights, take it as a perfect occasion to view your new movie. Get creative. Enjoy yourself. And be open to inviting new people, new scenes into your life. And make sure you have lots of popcorn while you are watching your new movie and your new life.

Movie Review: The Darkest Hour

Extraterrestrials have long been a part of the movie scene, but have now become even a greater part of the world of movies in more recent times with Cowboys & Aliens, Transformers, Attack the Block, etc. The creators of these types of movies have had to step up their game with respect to these creatures from another world as they are now so much in demand, and they need to deliver just what the audience needs in order to pull in the big bucks at the box office. This movie review will look at the thriller, The Darkest Hour, which is a story that tells of a number of young tourists that ended up being in Russia; Moscow to be exact; at the same time when aliens invaded. These aliens are invisible and come as tendrils of lights as well as wisps. They vaporize human beings as well as a dog quite easily in this thriller of a movie. These aliens are on earth in order to demolish our energies, and forget about trying to obliterate them, as our contemporary weapons cannot affect their existence in any way at all.

Having set this movie in Moscow than in the usual unoriginal locale of Los Angeles or New York, as well as making the aliens invisible, this thriller has set the pace for another level of those creatures from another planet, that we so love to hate. More importantly, it makes it very difficult for the young people in the move to escape these creatures or to try to fight back as well.

The stars of The Darkest Hour include Rachel Taylor, Emile Hirsch, Joel Kinnaman and Olivia Thirlby. It is directed by Chris Gorak and it was produced by Timur Bekmambetov. These aliens that are energy-based opens the discussion up to many questions; one such question being how exactly these types of aliens work, in direct relationship with the types of kinetic energy that they can take in.
Other than those prudent questions needing to be answered, this movie is seemingly a usual invasion of the aliens kind of a movie, complete with human characters that are two-dimensional in nature. It is very good technically though, with great visual effects, especially when the people in the movie are being disintegrated by these aliens and the visuals of Russia appearing to be a metropolis wasteland that is barren post-invasion is very convincing indeed.

The release date for the Darkest Hour is two days before Christmas; on December 23rd, 2011. It will open in the United States in both 2D as well as 3D theatres.