Topic: Any good ways to edit Mpeg2?
My roommate is in the process of digitizing our high school short films and the plan is to put a nice little DVD together. Since it's digital my penitence for taking on more work that I can do suggested I could reedit the old beasties digitally, add some nice titles with after effects, put a nice version of the background music in, and add all the little special effects that I could never pull off with a dual tape editing machine. All was well doing this until.....
I have found that Adobe Premiere Pro 6.5 and After Effects 6.0 choke on the mpeg 2 files that were created with an Ati All in wonder card. I have considered downmixing to Mpeg1 files (720 down to 352). This would let me put more on a single DVD.
My basic question here comrades is, can I do some trick to edit mpeg2 in Adobe stuff without having to do uncompressed(hugantic!!!) avis or movs for everything?
I've been trying other programs like Pinnacle Studio 8, but found it wasn't quite versatile enough, and again I'd have the same problem getting the stuff into After Effects. I've got TmpgEnc Pro so I can frame serve out the video to an Mpeg2 after I get it into Preimere through some monkeying. Just getting it in is the problem.
Any help would be super rad.