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

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

Post  lydia520622 on Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:30 pm

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.

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