Adobe Premier Elements 3 won’t recognize my DVDs? Help Plea

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      Using a JVC HD Camcorder to film. Burn footage to Sony DVDirect stand alone burner to produce DVD of footage. Output is VOB files. Premier Elements 3 won’t bring in the video or the audio from these DVDs (I have many of them that need editing too). Adobe Techies told me that I need to convert from VOB files to WMV files might be the way to do it. I am having a rough time trying to figure out how to do this. Does anyone here have any experience that they may share with me to resolve this problem?
      Please email me at: miguelon56@comcast.net

      Thanks,
      Mikey

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      Premiere does NOT like compressed files. The VOB files on your DVDs are compressed. Why can’t you capture the video content via firewire from your camera? You’ll also have far better quality during and after editing. Just plug the camera firewire output into your computers firewire port and turn on the camera. Most hi end cameras put the drivers in the camera so your computer will recognize it. That really is your best bet.

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      Yes, I realize that from Camcorder direct to Premeir is the way to go, but I still have about 50 DVDs’ that need to be edited. All of that footage has been deleted from the Hard Drive of this camera. Only new footage will be processed the way suggested.
      Do you have any suggestions about the DVD problem please?

      Thanks,
      Mike

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      You’re going to need a program that can convert .vob files to .avi files. Try going to http://www.videohelp.com and look for any free software tools that can do this. I personally use Canopus Procoder 2 and its awesome. It does cost around $500, but its worth it. It converts virtually any video format to any other video format, including NTSC to PAL and PAL to NTSC. Once your files are converted, Premiere will gladly accept them.

      I’ve recently made the decision to not delete any files from a video project. Hard drives are cheap enough to allow me to do this. My tower holds 5 but there are a couple of ways to overcome this limit. A USB hard drive adapter will convert any internal hard drive into an external. If I need something on a "shelfed" hard drive, I just pop it into the adapter, plug it into the USB and retrieve what I want. I saves alot of headaches like needing deleted files. Just a thought.

      Good luck!

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