Recording and Editing

Record to Hard Drive

If you are going to use a TV application to monitor your recording, start this first, and test that it can see your camcorder, then position your tape just before you want the recording to start.
If you want to work in one large file for each scene, the command is

lavrec -f a -i P -d 1 -q 80 -s -l 60 -R l -U example.avi

If the scene is more than, say, 5 minutes, I prefer to work in smaller sections.  Lavrec can be told to split the file into sections of a named size:

lavrec -f a -i P -d 1 -q 80 -s -l 60 -R l -U kids-%02d.avi --max-file-size 2000         (Maximum size per file (in MB)

Edit the file

The .avi created can be played back in xine, totem, mplayer, etc., but to edit it, play it back in glav:

glav -p S example.avi

This is non-destructive editing.  Your .avi file remains intact.  The results of your editing are saved in a text file, example.eli.
Glav controls

A selection can be saved as a scene, using 'Save'.
A number of edits can be made to cut out wobble or unwanted scenes, then use 'Save All' to produce an edit loist that will play back in glav as a finished title.

Glav is also used to identify a frame for conversion to an image file, for use as a title page or album cover.

The file 'example.eli' would look like this:

LAV Edit List
0 0 4882
0 4889 5057
0 5063 10390
0 10397 11024
0 11031 11778
0 11793 12291
0 12300 12422

We are now ready to start building the scene for use on the DVD.

If you want to use your edited scene with another tool, you can create a new .avi from this edit list -

lav2yuv example.eli | yuvscaler -O DVD | yuv2lav -o newexample.avi

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