I recently bought a Hitachi DVD-RAM camcorder (http://www.hitachi.ca/forhome/DZMV550A.html
and I want to be able to play around with the video files in Adobe Premier 6.0. The camcorder stores files in a .vro format, which can basically be renamed to .vob and played using PowerDVD. So far, the only way I've figured out how to do this is by:
1. Using GreatVideo! to convert the .vro file into a file that Quicktime understands
2. Using Quicktime to extract the audio (because the audio is "squeaky" otherwise...can't figure this one out)
3. Opening the original .vro file in VirtualDub-MPEG2, and take the extracted audio from step 2, and encode as an uncompressed AVI file (as well as deinterlacing the video).
4. Import that file into Adobe Premier
Does anyone know of a simpler way to do this? I heard of others having nightmares, working with this clunky .vro format that the Hitachi camcorders are using. If I could simply get the audio to not have that high-pitched squeak, then everything wolud be fine. I'm guessing it's a translation problem or something, and GreatVideo! is the only thing that's able to interpret it, as well as PowerDVD. If I open the video in VirtualDub and play it, the squeaks are still present.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.