I'm a teacher and over the years I've collected a few videos and DVD's that I use in my teaching. I would like to be able to create a DVD consisting of excerpts from these DVD's and videos so that they would be easily accesible.
I have a DVD burner, but I know nothing about this area; about copyright issues, if I can burn parts of the DVD as opposed to just copying, etc.
I would appreciate being educated on this- thanks!
I don't know how to be "more specific;" I have some videos and DVD's from which I'd like to extract small sections for teaching purposes. In some cases, it's because I need to eliminate something off-color or inappropriate, usually language.
For example, a movie about Christopher Columbus I have used for years that shows the voyage in a colorful and exciting way, but smack in the middle of the sequence a sailor says something really risque. I have always skipped ahead, turned down the sound for a second, etc, etc. I have the same problem in other movies (I use a sequence in Spinal Tap, believe it or not, that illustrates a math principle, but I need to excise an F-bomb in the middle of it.
What I'd like ideally is to have a DVD that shows exactly the excerpts I want in a convenient and accesible way.
much of the material I'd like to use would definitely be copyright-protected; my usage would be purely educational.
Looks like DVD Knife might be a possibility; I'll give it a try.
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