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How to Convert DVD to Avid-friendly format

As one of the most popular non-linear editing systems, the Avid Media Composer allows for film editing, uncompressed standard definition (SD) video and high definition (HD) editing and finishing. However, if you want to import DVD to Avid Media Composer for editing, you'll be disappointed as Avid MC can't support DVD format. To get rid of the incompatibility issues, you will need to convert DVD files to Media Composer compatible video format first.

So how to rip DVD movies to Avid Media Composer friendly format DNxHD easily? Along with some help from Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Mac, it can be done. The program is a professional yet easy-to-use DVD to DNxHD Converter on Mac OS X which not only can convert DVD clips to Avid editable videos, but also provide simple video editing functions for you. The Mac DVD ripper can also encode DVD files to ProRes, Apple InterMediate Codec, MPEG-2 for editing in Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. If you meet the DVD video in Avid MC issues on PC, get the equivalent Windows version DVD ripping software. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.

Download DVD to Avid MC Converter:

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Convert DVD files to DNxHD format for Avid MC editing

Note that this guide takes DVD to Avid conversion 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

After downloading, install and run the program. As you can see, you can add the DVD movies you want to rip by clicking the "DVD disc" button on the main interface.

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2. Select output format

Click on "Format", and select output format from the drop-down list. Follow "Avid Media Composer" > Avid DHxHD (*.mov)". If the default settings do not fit your needs, you can click "Settings" button to adjust audio and video parameters as you like.

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3. Start converting DVD to Avid DNxHD

Click "Convert" button and the DVD files will be converted to DNxHD MOV immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click "Open" button to get the generated files for editing in Avid Media Composer perfectly.

Additional Tips:

As we mentioned above, this versatile DVD to Avid Media Composer Converter is not only professionalized in ripping DVD to Avid, but also can aid you to convert DVD to FCP, iMovie, FCE, Premiere Pro and more NLEs. If you want to edit DVD clips in Final Cut Pro, 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, choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output.

Related Guides:

How to Convert DVD to Adobe Premiere-friendly format
How to Import footage on DVD into Final Cut Pro X
How to Convert and Import a DVD into Sony Vegas Pro

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