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Cutting Commercials Using VideoReDo

VideoReDo’s AdDetective Commercial Detection makes short work of cutting advertisements out from your videos. AdDetective scans your files for likely places where advertisements start and end. You can preview and change AdDetective recommendations before editing, or let VideoReDo Plus do the job automatically. Not only will VideoReDo detect and cut commercials, but VideoReDo also has a batch mode that will let you cut commercials for multiple video files too.

In order to start cutting commercials with ease, you first need to enter Cut Mode. You can check or change the Mode you are operating in by clicking Tools then Options… then look at the Editing Mode and make sure Cut Mode is selected. By clicking the OK button you will save the choice.

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Using VideoReDo to Edit Extracted Video From Your Hacked TiVo

If you have used TyTools to cut out commercials from your extracted video from a hacked TiVo, you know what a time-consuming, non-exact and ultimately frustrating process that is. VideoRedo can save you time and make those exact cuts. In addition, using AdDetective Commercial Detection, VideoReDo can even find and cut commercials in your extracted video.

TyTools cannot make exact cuts in the video because TyTools relies on a a “GOP-accurate editor” which makes cuts on a GOP boundary instead of at the frame level. If you want perfect cuts, you have to be able to make a cut on a specific frame. “GOP-accurate editors” could combine 12 or more frames which means your cut could allow a snippet of a commercial to appear on your finished video or perhaps you cut a 1/2 second or so of the program. VideoReDo is a frame accurate (frame level) video editing tool so you make a cut at a specific frame.

TiVo Series 3 Review

Welcome to TiVo Series 3, the high definition successor for those who have grown accustomed to watching and managing recorded television shows with TiVo Series 2. This stylish unit offers additional storage space and more ways of recording what you want. Series 3 supports analog and digital cable sent in the clear, but requires a CableCARD for protected digital channels. In accordance with the FCC mandate that all digital cable systems in the United States support CableCARD, Tivo Series 3 has CableCARD slots that will work with any cable system. Unfortunately, TiVo Series 3 does not support satellite television. Series 3 also has an ATSC tuner so it can view and record HD over-the-air (OTA).

What is the difference between NTSC, ATSC and QAM?

If you have been shopping for TV Tuner cards for your homebrew DVR or an HDTV lately, you’ve probably run across the following acronyms: NTSC, ATSC and QAM and wondered what they are.

NTSC refers to the committee that created the standard called the National Television System Committee. The National Television System Committee was established in 1940 by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) to resolve conflicts which arose between companies over the introduction of a nationwide analog television system in the United States. In March 1941, the NTSC approved the technical standard for black and white televisions.

The committee was reconstituted in January 1950 to create a standard for color television. In March 1953 the Nation Television System Committee approved the NTSC color television standard.

The NTSC is the standard television system in the United States and is not compatible with UK or European transmission systems called PAL (Phase Alternate Line).

VideoReDo Overview

VideoReDo provides a fresh approach to editing MPEG video in a quick, easy and reliable way. Because of this fresh approach, VideoRedo quickly became a leader of frame-accurate, native-stream video editing software and since it’s introduction in early 2004 has garnered hundreds of thousands of customers. 

This article provides a brief overview of VideoReDo features.  Looking for the in-depth VideoReDo review with step-by-step tutorials?  Check out VideoReDo In-Depth.

Here are some of the highlights of VideoReDo:

MythTV and TiVo Series 3 Comparison: Battle of Open Source and Proprietary DVRs

Introduction | Setup and Maintenance | Features | MythTV Only Options and Cost | Verdict

Does an open source solution like MythTV stand a chance against the marketing power and research behind the TiVo Series 3? We decided to pit these two completely different DVR solutions against each other and compare in a non-biased way.

What are MythTV and TiVo Series 3?
MythTV is an open source homebrew DVR software solution that works on a computer running Mac OS X or Linux. MythTV provides the usual functionality of a DVR including time-shifting and trick functionality while watching TV. In addition to storing TV shows on the computer’s hard drive, MythTV’s suite of applications allow you to build a “mythical home media convergence box”

Wirelessly Multicast Gaming Console Session to Multiple Monitors

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Recently I had the perfect opportunity to test out Pinnacle's PCTV To Go wireless multicasting feature. Multicasting refers to the delivery of content from one source to many over a network, in this case a wireless network. So, why would anyone possibly want to do that?

I thought it would be interesting to multicast a football video game that people were playing on a Gamecube console. This way not everyone would have to crowd around one TV but instead could watch various monitors of the game located elsewhere in the house.

Enjoy TV Video Content on your Sony PSP

[Using the iRecord | Using the Neuros Recorder 2

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This how to guide will show you how to enjoy video content from your TV like live broadcasts or TV sources like a DVD player, VCR or DVR on your Sony PSP.

This guide assumes you have some basic knowledge of how to hook up audio/video connections as we will use two popular MPEG-4 video recording devices called iRecord and Neuros Technology's Neuros Recorder 2 Plus.

Pinnacle PCTV To Go Review

Pinnacle Systems has partnered
with Monsoon Multimedia
to present an OEM’d version of the HAVA Wireless called Pinnacle PCTV To
. Pinnacle’s PCTV To Go allows customers to enjoy their
entertainment systems wirelessly around their house or anywhere across
the world. Pinnacle is the latest to invade the Placeshifting market
where Sling Media and Sony LFX currently rein supreme.

The PCTV To Go boasts east wireless setup, integrated Microsoft Windows
XP Media Center Edition (MCE) support and, what’s important to people
on DVR Playground, extensive digital video recorder (DVR) support.