5/9/16
7:05 am

Forum Question: Capture a Short Section Of a Personal DVD?

I have a DVD that is a personal DVD and I would like to capture a short 3 minute part of it and transfer it to a DVD. I have thrown out the original from my video recorder and my movie back-ups and have NO video of my desired clip available to me. I goofed!

Is there a program available to capture the video I want? I have tried QuickTime Player and it does not work for me. Your video “Recording Your Screen” using Quicktime Player does not do what I want to do. I may not be following your directions correctly.

My captured screen turns grey!?

Thank you
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Sheldon Buckmaster

Comments: One Response to “Capture a Short Section Of a Personal DVD?”

    5/9/16 @ 7:05 am

    The app you want is called Handbrake. You can use that to convert your DVD back to a digital video. I did an episode on this a while back: http://macmost.com/importing-dvd-video.html.
    Keep in mind that the video will probably not be the same quality as you originally had it. DVDs are standard definition (720×480) whereas most video recorded today even on a cheap smart phone is HD (1280×720 or 1920×1080). But at least you can get it.
    One you use Handbrake to extract the video and create a standard video file, you can then bring it into QuickTime Player or iMovie to trim it.

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