March 8th, 2005, 12:40 AM
Splitting one bigger file to smaller segments with one run
I mentioned in other thread I bumped in this 'problem' and had quick answer to use batch maneger but still I think there should be more 'elegant' way of doing this.
Something ala MD disc mark in function - you just push the button which asigns mark and splits the file.
Will it be possible for example in Scene Mode to be able to asign split points and output multily files with just pressing Save button?
I did a list where I had to set Start1-End1 then Start2-End2 etc...
In this case Start2=End1+1 frame.
What I would like is to have to chose just one point for the split!
April 3rd, 2005, 11:28 AM
I think that the ability to output an edited file to more than one file would be an asset.
Right now, if I have a 2 hour movie, I have to save all the edits to a new file, then bring the new file into VRD again, cut half the file, save, reverse cuts, & save the other half. That way I use 2 discs but keep the quality.
The ability to add 'split-file' markers, and get VRD to auto name the individual files would be an excellent addition.
The other way would be to use DVDShrink, or dual layer dvd's, in order fit the long movies onto one disc.
I remember discussing this when all I used to do was burn SVCD's.
Ironically, didn't think this would be necessary when I upped to DVD's.
April 3rd, 2005, 12:11 PM
i too hope that such a feature will be available in the future. in fact this is where it could all come together: chapters and split function. as with build 355 one can use the scene markers and export them as chapter markers. would be great if one could as well use the scene markers as split points for automatic file splitting. would be a great feature.
meanwhile you might want to take a look into this thread:
i wrote a script which splits a file at the scene markers according to a VRD Project file.
April 4th, 2005, 10:48 PM
I too would like to see an easy file-splitting feature.
April 5th, 2005, 02:04 AM
Have you read this thread?
We discussed this issue and Dan added an option to clear the edit points after adding to Batch. This means you just set start and end point, add selection. and then hit control-alt-B, the selection is added to batch and then the start and end points are cleared so you can repeat.
I also programed the extra button on my mouse to be control-alt-B so the whole operation is very quick and easy.
Like you, I would still like to see the option to ouput each selection as a separte file, but I'm not sure it would be any faster than the method I currently use.
April 5th, 2005, 06:41 AM
at least it would be more comfortable :wink:
Originally Posted by presto
April 5th, 2005, 07:32 AM
Splits will be coming, but not in the next release. Most likely in a maintenance release a month or two down the road.
Dan Rosen ( VideoReDo )