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How to Edit DVD videos in Avid Media Composer
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.
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.
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.
Tip: 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.
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.