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Import DVD to Pinnacle Studio for Editing and Make a Home DVD Using Pinnacle Studio


Pinnacle offers a line of video edting software - from the free Pinnacle Spin to the top-of-the-line Pinnacle Studio Ultimate Collection. All of these let you edit and export HD movies. However, Pinnacle Studio (Pinnacle Studio 20.5 Ultimate included) doesn't support DVD file importing. Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix this problem. To transfer video from DVD to Pinnacle Studio, you'll need to convert DVD to Pinnacle Studio compatible video format first.

To rip DVD for editing in Pinnacle Studio, Brorsoft DVD Ripper will be a great help. It has an optimized preset for Pinnacle for easy access. After the conversion, you can edit your DVD files in Pinnacle Studio without any troubles. With a much-needed injection of new features and overhauled interface, you will surely enjoy an easy but brand new DVD ripping experience with this new DVD ripper.

For Mac users, please switch to Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Mac (free trail version).

How to Convert DVD to Pinnacle Studio supported video files

1.Insert DVD disc into your computer's DVD drive and run the Brorsoft DVD Ripper. Then click "Load DVD" and import your DVD movies. You can also add DVD folders, ISO image files or IFO files.

Tip: If you need to rip DVD with wanted subtitles and audio track, you can click the drop down menu after "Subtitles" and "Audio" to select your desired tracks.

2. Click "Format" bar and choose "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg)" as output format on the drop-down menu. Of course, you can also choose AVI, MP4, WMV from "Common Video" as the output format.

Tip: Click "Settings" button if you'd like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.

Step 3. Hit the convert button under the preview window, the converter will start converting DVD videos for importing to Pinnacle Studio immediately. Soon after the conversion is finished, just click "Open" button to get the generated files for edit in Pinnacle Studio perfectly.

Additional Tips:

Pinnacle Studio makes it easier for consumers to export their edited videos to DVD, VCD or S-VCD. However, i wanna to make a home DVD using Pinnacle Studio 14 software, the original movie file is from an iPhone 6S in the MOV format, which are compressed using the h.264 codec (as opposed to AAC or Xvid and DivX usually found in .AVI containers), it is usually not what i want for editing with Pinnacle Studio. What's more, Pinnacle has certain requirements for input video formats, not all video formats are accepted by Pinnacle Studio well. In view of this, you're highly suggested to convert unsupported videos to Pinnacle Studio preferable video format like MPEG-2(1080p would be the best settings.). To achieve the goal, a professional all-in-one Video Converter is the key and Brorosft Video Converter Ultimate program is the most ideal choice for you. It is a yet professional all-in-one Blu-ray Ripper, DVD Ripper and HD Video and Audio Converter, which comparatively has better output quality, in particular HD videos and intuitive interface. What's more, it can convert AVI, WMV, FLV, MPG, VOB, MKV, etc files for importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas, Cyberlink PowerDirector, Avid Studio, Magix Movie Edit Pro, Windows Movie Maker and more. If you are Mac users, please turn to iMedia Converter for Mac.

After the conversion, you can import the converted files to Pinnacle Studio for making a home DVD using Pinnacle Studio.

The process can be done using the following steps.

Pinnacle Studio Guide: How To Output Your Movie To Dvd, Vcd Or S-Vcd

Step 1: Launch the Pinnacle Studio Program

Double click on the Pinnacle Studio icon found on the desktop. The icon is distinguished by a series of multi hued rectangles arranged in a circular pattern with the word Studio underneath. Once opened, you can choose to create a new project or continue with an existing one. Proceed to Step 4 for those who have an existing project ready for export. Otherwise, you may proceed to Step 2.

Step 2: Import Media Using the Capture Tab

The program interface is split into various areas. At the very top is a list of menus such as File, Edit, View, Setup and Help to name a few. Immediately below that are three tabs named Capture, Edit and Make Movie. If you wish to import additional media clips such as video, images or audio, click the Capture tab. Select the source and destination drive where the media will be placed.

Once you have imported all of the media you need, click on the Edit tab. Underneath the tab is a window that displays all of the media that can be used with the video. Click, drag and drop the clips onto the Timeline. The Timeline is the long window which occupies almost the entire bottom part of the screen. Pay close attention to how the various clips are arranged on the Timeline. How they are arranged on the Timeline is how they will appear on the final video.

Step 3: Edit the Clips

Change the duration of the clips as necessary. Pull the sides of the clips to make them last longer or shorter. Place transitions such as fades or dissolves and titles to make the video more personal. Audio files or sounds can also be added. Make sure that there are no gaps or you will end up seeing black spots after the movie is exported. Remember to save the project as often as you can so as not to lose any of the changes you have made to the file.

Step 4: Export to Disc

After making all the necessary editing and arrangements, click the Make Movie tab. On the left most side is a list of export options including Disc, File, Tape and Web. The Disc option allows you to directly burn the video onto a disc. Click the image with the Disc word written on it. It will then give you options regarding the disc type, video quality, how much space it will require, the space available on the disc and settings. Click the arrow immediately following Disc Type. The drop down menu will list the types of disc allowed including AVCHD, Blu-Ray, HD DVD, DVD, S-VCD and VCD.

Load a disc onto the drive of your computer which has the disc burner installed. Select an option from the Disc Type drop down menu and press Create. The program will then burn the movie onto the disc using the settings you have chosen. You have just made your own movie!

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