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Edit Blu-ray Movies with FCP X

Edit Blu-ray Movies with FCP X

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For Blu-ray disc collectors who use Final Cut Pro X, sometimes, you may wish to extract one of your favorite scenes from a Blu-ray disc for creating stunning effects and sweeping graphics into FCP X. Unlike DVDs, where there are a multitude of tools capable of doing the job, Blu-ray’s increased complexity and relatively young age make it of a challenge. The good news is that with the right tool, and a little bit of work, you can then be able to extract any of your desired contents from even a commercial Blu-ray disc for FCP X professional editing workflow.

Best tool to extract content from Blu-ray disc

MakeMKV & Handbrake

When talking about saving content from Blu-ray disc, most people will first recommend MakeMKV, which is free in beta. The program can assist you to rip your Blu-ray disc into a high quality MKV file for easy re-encoding with the free and open-source transcoder – Handbrake to convert and compress the large MKV file into FCP X editable digital file formats such as H.264 MP4 or MPEG-4 MP4.

Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac

It would be a great hassle for you to find one application to bypass the Blu-ray copy protection and another application to perform the Blu-ray to digital format conversion process. If you are looking for a one-stop solution to get the job easily completed, we highly recommend Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac to you.

The program not only assists you to efficiently and automatically bypass the Blu-ray copy protection and region code, but also allows you to rip and convert the Blu-ray disc into FCP X editable file formats. Another two important reasons why we recommend this application is that it enable users to direct export Blu-ray to FCP X most favorable high quality and high performance editing codec – Apple Prores in different file types including Apple Prores 422, Apple Prores 422 HQ, Apple Prores 422 Proxy and Apple Prores 422 LT. What’s more, for those people who wish to preserver the multiple audio tracks in original Blu-ray movies, this application also helps to beneficially output the multi-track Apple Prores 422 MOV format.

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Trim/Crop/Watermark/Apply Effect to Blu-ray movies

Before loading Blu-ray movies to FCP X for some professional post editing workflow, you can first complete some simple editing tasks by using the built-in editing options offered by our application. You can trim or cut Blu-ray to have unwanted parts or segments ripped for editing with FCP X, You can crop the Blu-ray movies to get off the black edges or unwanted size, add transparent text watermark to Blu-ray movie to protect it from being used without protection or utilize the effect option to apply special rendering effect such as gray, flip color, aged film, etc.

Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac works perfectly on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks, etc. What’s more, it supports to produce high quality results, there is almost no difference between the ripping video and the original Blu-ray disc.

Step by Step to Rip Blu-ray Movies for FCP X Editing

Step 1: Load Blu-ray disc.

Insert the Blu-ray disc into your computer’s Blu-ray drive. If your computer doesn’t ship with a drive, you will need to purchase an external USB Blu-ray drive to read the data on Blu-ray disc. Then press “File” > “Load from disc” option on the main interface, alternatively, you can also import Blu-ray folder or Blu-ray ISO files with the program.

Load Blu-ray disc

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of FCP X supported editing formats. If you wish to get a high quality and high performance editing workflow, just output FCP X specially optimized editing format “Apple Prores 422(*.mov)” format.

Output Apple Prores 422 format

If you wish to keep the multiple audio track in original Blu-ray movies, then “Multi-track Apple Prores 422(*.mov)” under “Multi-track Video” main category would be the best choice.

Output multi-track Apple Prores 422 format

Step 3: Edit Blu-ray movies with built-in editing options.

On the top tool bar on the main interface, click the pencial like icon to open “Video Editor” window, you can trim Blu-ray movies to remove the unwanted parts by setting the start and end time, crop to remove the black borders or unwanted area by dragging the dash line around the video frame, flip video, add text/image/video watermark, change video picture effect, replace/remove audio in video, add external subtitles, etc.

Edit Blu-ray movies

Step 4: Begin the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin Blu-ray to FCP X compatible or preset editing formats ripping process.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then feel free to import converted video to FCP X for creating stunning movies or trailers.


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