A friend has a completed DVD she is entering in several festivals. She has decided to remove the countdown lead-in and has asked if I can do that for her. I have the (unprotected) DVD. Is it possible in Vegas or another tool to remove the 15 seconds and smart render so there is no quality loss?
Musicvid10, I doubt the original DVD was created in Vegas. When I drop the VTS_01_0.IFO on the Vegas 12 timeline I choose to match properties, but then when I render (as you predict) it doesn't smart render. I realize there are a number of Vegas render properties that may be out of sync with the original. This leads to two followup questions:
1. Are there any tools that can retrieve all the render settings I would need for Vegas from the original? 2. Does Videoredo Plus somehow match the original's settings so it can smart render?
PS, I have enabled no-recompress long-GOP rendering in preferences but not sure if this applies to mpeg.
Musicvid10, thanks for the offer to help. I was surprised to learn I could get a fully functional trial of VideoReDo Plus and I was able to cut the intro without drama . Nice tool. So I'll spare you from interpreting the mediainfo, but it was very nice of you to offer that.