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Import and Edit DVD Movies in Avid Media Composer

Import and Edit DVD Movies in Avid Media Composer

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The DVD collectors who owns the professional NLE software Avid Media Composer, there are many times that you come the need to import an older objector stored on DVD into Avid or extract one of your favorite scenes from a DVD movie to import into Avid for re-editing. The following part will show you how to successfully load DVD into Avid Media Composer for high quality and high performance editing workflow.

Transferring files from DVD to computer

Before importing the DVD project files into Avid, you will first need to transfer the files from DVD to you computer hard drive. Make sure to transfer all the contents of the Video_TS folder and if it exists, all the content of the AUDIO_TS folder.

It won’t be difficult for you to transfer home-made DVD movies to computer hard drive, however, as for commercial DVD movies, it would a great hassle since commercial DVD disc are usually equipped with complicated copy protection and region code, you will need a specific DVD Ripper application to bypass that protection.

Although there are many free DVD Ripper software on the market, however, you may be disappointed to find some of them like Handbrake and Format Factory lack the ability to remove DVD copy protection, others like VidCoder does not defeat the CSS encryption found in most commercial DVDs, there is still some application such as MediaCoder is only limited to early version CSS-protected DVDs. Although MakeMKV does a good job by breaking the encryption, however, the only output MKV formats are not accepted by Avid Media Composer to import.

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Best tool to Rip DVD for Avid Media Composer editing

If you are looking for a powerful yet workable solution, we highly recommend Pavtube ByteCopy to you. The program can assist you to powerfully bypass all DVD copy protection automatically in the background with its built-in disc decrypter, in addition, it also keeps constant update with perfect support for the new encryption used on many recently released DVD disc. The biggest merits of this program lies in that it facilitates you to rip DVD to various popular digital file formats to satisfy your different needs.

To have a high quality and high performance workflow of DVD ripped files with Avid Media Composer, here, we highly recommend you to rip DVD to DNxHD codec, a lossy high-definition video post-production codec developed by Avid. This codec enable professionals to work with mastering-quality HD media at significantly reduced file size. Here, you can use our application to directly export DVD to Avid Media Composer most preferable DNxHD codec with fast conversion speed and perfect quality.

Edit DVD movies with built-in editing options

Before loading DVD into Avid Media Composer, you can complete some simple video editing task with the built-in editing options provided by the application. You can trim or cut DVD to remove unwanted scenes from the beginning or end, crop the black edges or unwanted size area, add transparent text watermark, remove/replace audio in video or add external subtitle to DVD movies.

For Mac users, you can switch to download Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac to rip DVD into Avid Media Composer DNxHD codec on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite and Mac OS X Mavericks, etc.

How to Rip DVD for Avid Media Composer Editing?

Step 1: Load DVD movies.

Download, install and run this DVD ripper.  You can load DVD by clicking “File” > “Load from disc”. Or load DVD Folder by clicking “File” > “Load from folder” or load DVD IFO/ISO image by clicking “File” > “Load IFO/ISO”.

Load DVD movies

Step 2: Choose output format.

Click “Format” bar, from its drop-down list, you can find “Avid Media Composer” main category. Here, the software provides two choices: Avid DNxHD 1080P (*.MOV) and Avid DNxHD 720P (*.MOV) format. You can choose any one for your need.

Output Avid Media Composer supported editing formats

Step 3: Edit DVD movies.

Select an item to activate the Edit menu. When a video or movie is selected, click the pencil like Edit icon on the left top tool bar to open the video editor window, here, you can play and preview the original video and output effects. Also you can trim, crop, add watermark, apply special effect, edit audio or insert external subtitle.

Edit DVD movies

Step 4: Start rip DVD to Avid Media Composer.

Hit on the right-bottom “Convert” button and start ripping DVD to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer editing on Windows. When the progress bar hit 100%, the conversion is finished and you can find the ripped files in output folder.

Now, you’ll have no problems to import this ripped DVD video into Avid Media Composer for smooth and high quality post-editing workflow.


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