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How to edit DAT

This article will guide you through the steps of editing DAT videos. The tool you will need is Aura Video Editor, which enables you to edit any video formats with photos, music, transitions and effects to MP4, WMV, MKV, FLV, 3GP, etc. for iPod, iPhone, PSP, iPad, Zune, mobile phones and more.

The tutorial of How to edit DAT will teach you how to add DAT videos, images and music, then apply transitions and effects to DAT, trim it, add watermarks and subtitles, overlay videos and at last save it to various video formats or even DVD and Blu-ray disc.

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The DAT program

Key Features of Aura Video Editor

  • Supports editing DAT and other common video formats, audio formats and images
  • Supports trimming DAT and other videos
  • Unique Timeline & Storybox panels
  • Provides transition & video effects
  • Overlay video & mix audio
  • Add watermarks & subtitles
  • Save movie for various devices like iPod, iPhone, iPad, PSP, Zune, etc.
  • Burn to DVD and Blu-ray disc
  • More features...

The DAT software screenshot

How to edit DAT

Editing requirements

  • DAT video files; audio and images(optional)
  • A computer runs Windows system(incl. Windows 7)
  • Editing tool: Aura Video Editor

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Three steps to edit DAT

Step 1. Add DAT video files

To begin with, start Aura Video Editor to do the DAT editing work. Click on Import button to add DAT videos to the main panel. If you'd like to add images and audio files along with the DAT, so then you can edit DAT with those, click Import to add, too. Or you can directly drag&drop them to the main panel.

Then you can drag and drop the DAT videos, images and audio files to the editing panel. Before you drop the first DAT video file to the video editing area, the DAT editor will prompt a box and give you the chance to add the chapter name to your DAT editing file and choose the aspect ratio between 4:3 and 16:9.

You can choose from two editing modes: Storybox- and Timeline-mode.

Add DAT video files to Aura Video Editor

Step 2. Apply transitions and effects to edit DAT

Now we go to the step of applying transitions and effects. Click seperately on the Transition and Video Effects buttons to choose from numbers of amazing effects to apply to DAT. To apply them you just need to drag the transition or effect you need and drop it on DAT or image in the editing panel.

You can also overlay videos to DAT file if you want. Just choose one video and drop to the Video overlay editing panel, adjust the timeline.

If you want to add watermark, click on the DAT video first, then click through Edit > Add watermarks.

To add a subtitle for the DAT editing, simply double click the Subtitle editing area to add.

Add transitions and effects to edit DAT

Step 3. Convert edited DAT to video or DVD

After editing DAT with all factors, we go to the final step - publish DAT. Aura Video Editor provides two output ways: convert DAT to video or burn to DVD disc.

If you want to watch the edited DAT video on your portable media device like iPod, iPhone, etc., choose Video File output way. There will be dozens of preset output profiles for converting DAT to almost every kind of media devices like iPod, iPhone, PSP, PS3, iPad, Zune, Xbox 360, mobile phones and more.

If you need to burn the edited DAT to standard DVD or Blu-ray disc, choose DVD Disc as the output way. Aura Video Editor even provides you with some wonderful DVD menu templates so you can display your DAT DVD file more beautifully. You can also select one image of your own from the computer as the DVD background menu. Of course you can disable the menu function if you don't want any.

Convert DAT to video or DVD

Still got questions about how to edit DAT? See more tips below:

  • Why some of the editing buttons are greyed-out?

After adding DAT to the editing panel, you may see some of the editing buttons like Trim, Advanced, Duration are greyed-out. You just need to select one editing object, then the respective button will be selectable. For example, if you want to trim DAT, click on the DAT video, then the Trim button will light up; the Advanced button is for overlaying the DAT.

  • What if the output video profiles don't have the profile that I want?

If the media device that you need is not listed in the output video profiles of the DAT editing software, don't worry, you can easily custom it by yourself. We provide many options here, like video codec, video frame size, framerate, bitrate, audio codec, audio track, subtitle, etc. In the dropdown profile list there are Customized File Formats options, you can choose one format that matches your media device, then change the parameters, the output video file will play on your media device just fine.

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