How Do I Rip and Import DVD video to Avid Media Composer

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How Do I Rip and Import DVD video to Avid Media Composer

Postby lydia622520 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:32 am

Summary: You may want to import DVD to Avid Media Composer to edit the DVD movies. However, Media Composer does not support DVD importing. Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix this issue. Let's find it out here.

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As an ideal video editing tool, Avid Media Composer widely used by video professionals and hobbyists. However, if you want to import DVD to Avid Media Composer for editing you'll be disappointed since Avid MC only accepts QuickTime movie files, .DV, .TNF, .AVI, .MP2 + .WAV, and sequential .TGA or .TIF, 2K, 4K, 5K film formats. To add DVD movies to Avid Media Composer, you'll need to convert DVD files to Media Composer compatible video format.

To convert DVD movies to Avid MC on Mac (including Lion and Mountain Lion), Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Mac will be a great help. With it, you can fast rip DVD videos to DNxHD MOV files which is natively supported by Avid Media Composer 5/6/6.5/7 without high quality. Just download this program and follow this guide below to complete importing DVD clips to Avid Media Composer for further editing.

Download Mac DVD to Avid MC Converter:

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How to rip DVD movies to Avid Media Composer on Mac with ease

Note that this guide takes DVD to Avid on Mac for example. The way to rip DVD to Media Composer in Windows (Windows 8 compatible) is almost the same. Just make sure you get the right version.

1. Load DVD movies

First, insert your DVDs into DVD Drive, and then drag the DVD files to the program; Or you can click "Disc" icon to draw into DVD movies you want to rip. Alternatively, you can hit "ISO/IFO" button to import IFO files.


2. Select output format

Click “Format” bar to select Avid Media Composer->Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as output format.


Before conversion, you can click "Settings" button right besides “Format”and enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

3. Start DVD to Avid DNxHD MOV conversion and then add videos to Avid Media Composer

When all the settings are fine, click the Convert button to start converting your DVD movies to Avid Media Composer DNxHD MOV files. Whne the conversion completes, locate the results videos ready to imported into Avid.

Additional Tips:

1) If you want to edit DVD clips in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6, you just need to choose the "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output format in the second step; For iMovie, choose "iMovie -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)" as output; For Adobe Premiere Pro or Vegas Pro, choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output.

2) If you want to convert video files like MTS, AVI, WMV, MKV, FLV, VOB, etc. to Avid Media Composer supported video formats, just turn to Video Converter for Mac, which can convert various video formats to Avid compatible formats.

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Re: How Do I Rip and Import DVD video to Avid Media Composer

Postby jacknjchn » Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:06 am

Summary: You may want to extract and import DVD clips to Final Cut Pro to edit the DVD movies. However, Final Cut Pro can’t supports DVD importing. Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix this issue. Below is how.

It is always best to start the editing process with the highest quality, least compressed video format you can obtain. However, sometimes the only source you have for footage is from a DVD. But since DVD footage is highly compressed and specially formatted as VOB files in order to meet the DVD-Video specification, the files on the DVD must be converted if you plan to edit them in Final Cut Pro.

There are many apps available for converting DVD footage, but it is extremely important that you use the right tool for doing this if you plan to edit the footage. Using the wrong app can mean wasted time, unneeded quality loss due to multiple conversions, needless rendering in FCP and can be just plain frustrating.

Brorsoft DVD Ripper Mac is the tool I’ve applied and highly recommended. It is easy to use for editing and conversion and makes great quality copies of DVDs. With it, you can effortlessly rip DVD to Apple ProRes MOV format for further editing within your Final Cut Pro 6/7 and FCP X. Besides, you are allowed to edit the DVD movies by trimming, cropping, adjusting video effects, etc. to get the very wanted part and effects as you like. Moreover, it can also help you convert DVD to all other popular video formats like AVI, MOV, MKV, WMV, FLV, MPG, etc. for playing and sharing on different portable media devices. Just get it and follow the steps to complete your task. You can also get the alternative DVD Ripper for your Windows PC.

How to extract and import DVD clips into Final Cut Pro X

Step 1: Install and run the Mac DVD to FCP Converter to load your DVD movie source.


Step 2: Clicking "Format" bar and choose Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as output format from the "Final Cut Pro" category.


Sep 3(Optional): Tap the Edit button to crop video file size, trim video segment, merge video files and so on to realize your needs.


Step 4: After finish the above steps, start ripping DVD to ProRes for FCP 6/7/X on Mac by clicking Convert button.

After the conversion, open Final Cut Pro; choose Import from File menu, and select files or file folder to navigate to the output files. Click "Choose" to import DVD to Final Cut Pro. Now, you have successfully imported DVD to Final Cut Pro and you can have smooth editing.

Source from: Converting DVD to ProRes for FCP editing

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