[Videolib] Segments and excerpts, and clips (Oh my!)

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Thu, 21 Jun 2007 14:33:59 -0700

Close your eyes, Jessica...

Asking this question in light of our newly vested (by the Library of
Congress) right to sidestep DMCA to make limited excerpts from DVDs for the
purpose of film studies (actually, I've always done this, but don't tell

What are videofolk using to pull this off? I've always used a
digital/analog box (Canopus for eg): I play from a dvd player or vhs thru
the box into my mac via firewire. I use iMovie (simple-minded but
effective) to capture and trim. I either create a .mov or .avi file (if
used for powerpoint) or burn the clip to DVD.

I've messed around with SnapZ, which is too clunky for my taste

There's gotta be other software solutions.

What are you all using?


Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley

"In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all of life
presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles."

--Guy Debord

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