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DVD to Lwks-Import and Edit Some Footage on a DVD in Lightworks Pro 14

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Although not a household name like some of the better known video editing software, Lightworks has been around for 25 years and has a history of use by Oscar nominated editors. It supports 4K, SD and HD formats. The software has advanced color correction with keyframes and visual effect routing. Its intuitive workflow and project management controls provide a powerful, productive workflow.

If you are new to the video editing world then the free license version of Lightworks can help you to do miracles. But the free version restricts users for output formats, you can access only MPEG4/H.264 files for free. The best trick is to switch to Pro version of Lightworks that supports wide range of export formats including Web-compatible file, AVI, MOV, XDCAM HD/EX, Blu-Ray, AAF, XML, OMF, Broadcast wave format and many more.

But people always have troubles in importing DVD to Lightworks. The reason is that the DVD format is incompatible with Lightworks Pro.

Question: DVD to Lightworks?

"I am trying to help my friend with a video, and I have some footage on a DVD. Trying to import this file gives me the message: "Unable to import..." "Format unlicensed". So what can i do to get this file imported with the free version of Lightworks 14 ? Is there any sure fire way I can get the contents of this DVD to become editable in Lightworks? "

Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix this problem. To add DVD clips to Lightworks Pro, you'll need to convert DVD files to Lightworks Pro supported video format. Preferred video wrappers for Lightworks are AVI or MOV (with Quicktime installed) though others areaccepted as well.

Brorsoft DVD Ripper is highly recommended to you. With it, you can transcode comprehensively convert virtually all DVD clips to Lightworks editable H.264 MP4 video, AVI , or MOV video. Besides that, you can adjust the output file frame rate or other profile settings to make them adapt with Lightworks.Now download this program and follow the guide below to complete your task.



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Converting the Contents of a DVD to Editable in Lightworks 14

1. Load your DVD movies

Insert the DVD disc into your computer's DVD drive and click the "Load DVD" button to import the DVD movie you want to rip to the program.



2. From the drop-down list of "Format" you can select "MP4" from "Common Video" category as the output format. Also , you can click Format to choose "Common Video -> MOV - QuickTime (*.mov)" profile as the output format in the drop-down menu. Moreover, the program has some simple edit functions like cropping, splitting, adding effects etc. If necessary, click Edit icon to do some simple editing.



3. Once you have all the required settings, you can click on the Convert button to automatically start the DVD to Lightworks conversion.

After the conversion, click "Open" to locate the result videos and then launch Lightworks to import them. Now you can start fun away with editing footages from a DVD in Lightworks without problems.

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Best Lightworks Alternative for Mac OS X (macOS Sierra included)

Lightworks is a famous non-linear video editing application that gains a lot of praises from its users. With it, you can do all edits you may need: replace, insert, trim, fune-tune audio, apply transitions, adjust visual effects, and it even support stereo video. However, so far Lightworks only surfaces a Windows version, no Mac support. If you have just transferred from Windows to Mac OS X, you must be missing the beauty and power of Lightworks. Want a program function just like Lightworks but works on Mac? Give Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac a try. Check the tutorial about how to edit all kinds of videos on Mac here. >>TUTORIAL.

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