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Import DVD Footage to Premiere Pro CC

Import DVD Footage to Premiere Pro CC

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Have a favorite scene on the DVD disc and wish to extract that specific scene from DVD disc for loading importing Premiere Pro CC. Can you do that directly with Premiere Pro CC or do you need to program to rip or convert the DVD disc to Premiere Pro CC compatible editing formats?

How to transfer DVD files to Premiere Pro CC?

Before going any further, we will first discuss how to transfer assets residing on file-based media like DVD disc. When transferring files from DVD, transfer all the contents of the Video_TS folder, and if it exists, all the contents of the Audio_TS folder. Following is the folder structure for DVD-video assets:

The folder structure for DVD-video assets

After searching for Premiere Pro CC supported file formats, we can see that it offers native importing support for VOB format, a container format in DVD media. It also means that you will fail to load the BUP and IFO files in the Video_TS folder to Premiere Pro CC. What’s more, if the VOB files are from commercially-produced DVD-Video titles, you will even fail to copy the contents to computer hard drive from the encrypted DVD disc.

Rip commercial DVD for Premiere Pro CC editing

To import the Video_TS content from commercial DVD disc to Premiere Pro CC, you will first need to remove the copy protection from the DVD disc, and then rip the unsupported BUP and IFO files to Premiere Pro CC supported editing formats.

If you are looking for a one stop solution to get the job easily completed, we highly recommend Pavtube ByteCopy to you. The program allows you to directly load the Video_TS folder, you can not only remove the copy protection used on the VOB files but also rip the unsupported BUP and IFO files to Premiere Pro CC supported editing formats such as AVI, WMV, MOV, VOB, MP4, H.264 AVC, Apple Prores, etc. To get better output file quality, you can flexibly adjust the output profile parameters such as video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like. For people who have no idea how to tweak those settings on your own, you can also choose to directly output Premiere Pro CC specially optimized editing codec “MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” under “Adobe Premiere/Son…” main category.

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Edit DVD with built-in editing tools

Before loading DVD into Premiere Pro CC for professional editing, you can first complete some simple editing task with the built-in editing options offered by this program. You can choose only your wanted clips or segments from a DVD title to be ripped by trimming unwanted parts in the beginning or end, remove unwanted black edges or size area around the video frame, add video/image/transparent text watermark to video, change video picture effect, apply special rendering effect, insert external subtitle to video, etc.

For Mac users, you can switch to download the Mac version – Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac to perform the conversion on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite and Mac OS X Mavericks, etc.

Step by Step to Rip Commercial DVD Disc for Premiere Pro CC Editing

Step 1: Load DVD Video_TS folder.

Launch the application on your computer, you can load Video_TS folder by clicking “File” > “Load from folder”.

Load Video_TS folder into the application

Step 2: Select output file format.

Click the “Format” bar and switch to “Adobe Premiere/Sony..” option and select “MPEG-2(*.mpg)” as the output format for the best non-linear post work-flows in Premiere Pro CC.

Choose output file format

Step 3: Edit DVD files.

On the top tool bar on the main interface, click the pencial like icon to open “Video Editor” window, you can trim DVD 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 DVD Video_TS files

Step 4: Begin the conversion.

Click the “Convert” button to start commercial DVD to Premiere Pro CC supported editing codec conversion process. When the conversion is completed, you will have no problem to import video to Premiere Pro CC for high quality and high performance post video editing.


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