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Old 02-07-2011, 05:13 PM   #1
Dafydd
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Need video file splitter


I need recommendations for a video file splitter. Googling for 'video file splitter' returns 84,000 results, none of which I recognise from a know website.

Searching this website returns no results of 'video file splitter'.

What I have is 80 tapes from a Sony HI-8 CamCorder. I have extracted those to an AVI file and converted to a MP4. These tapes run from 48 mins. to an hour and 48. They are lessons from a fly tying class that my fishing club conducts. Some date back to '92. Each tape/file will consist of one subject, such caddis flies. There will be illustrations on tying several stages of the life cycle.

I would like to break each tape into chapters by life cycle.

In the repository there is 'Wavbreaker File Splitter', something similar for video would be ideal.

Any suggestion on where/what to look for?

TIA
Dave
 
Old 02-07-2011, 10:04 PM   #2
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The first thing that pops into my head is Avidemux. Pitivi is also good, and would allow you to do stuff like fade-in/out, title screens, etc. With that vast amount of video content though, you may be at it for a while. What would probably make life a little easier for you is something that would split the file at every occurrence of black frames for more than x number of seconds. I can't think of anything that does that right off the top of my head, but I'll look around for a bit and see what I can find.
 
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:06 PM   #3
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Apparently Avidemux supports scanning for black frames. Just click "Tools", then "Scan for black frames".

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Old 02-07-2011, 10:45 PM   #4
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file splitter

I have found Kino to be very powerful for video editing.
 
Old 02-07-2011, 10:45 PM   #5
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Thanks for the avidemux link. In the past I've split .avi files with mencoder, but it's tedious watching the videos to get the start/stop points, e.g. (ss is the start time and endpos is the duration):
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mencoder -o output.avi -ovc copy -oac copy -ss 01:05:53 -endpos 00:04:47 input.avi
 
Old 02-07-2011, 11:59 PM   #6
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Cinelerra is good.
 
Old 02-08-2011, 12:53 PM   #7
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kdenlive - drop all tapes to line, add chapters screen and burn as DVD's. its better to have original avi files to archive video quality.
 
  


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