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How to Get Avid Media Composer Work With Blu-ray video files


On the market since 1989, Avid Media's Composer software has long been a staple in the film and TV industries. Responsible for assisting in big name titles like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Martian, it’s safe to say that Avid Media includes just about everything a video editor could want (and then some). Features such as animatte, time warp, chromakey, keyframing and color correction just scratch the surface of what’s available with Composer. Utilizing numerous keyboard shortcuts, it’s quick and easy to make enhancements, find effects or adjust settings (you only have to select the first letter of whatever effect you want to implement).

If you’re using software like Composer, it’s a near certainty that you are working with many different types of files and media types. Fortunately, Avid offers a way to help automate and organize all your media with a feature called Dynamic Media Folders. This time-saving method can help manage hundreds or even thousands of different audio and video clips that ultimately come together as one. Once you’re done producing your project, Avid offers numerous methods to share it out to the world (however, there's no way to output to a DVD or Blu-ray disc).

And, you may want to import Blu-ray to Avid Media Composer to edit the Blu-ray movies. However, Media Composer does not support Blu-ray or DVD importing. Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix this issue. Let's find it out here.

Avid MC only accepts QuickTime movie files, .DV, .TNF, .AVI, .MP2 + .WAV, and sequential .TGA or .TIF, 2K, 4K, 5K film formats. To add Blu-ray movies to Avid Media Composer, you'll need to convert Blu-ray files to Media Composer compatible video format.

To perform the task smoothly, Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Mac is highly recommended here. It's the optimal Blu-ray converter for you, which can help you convert Blu-ray files or DVD files into a different and ideally more edit friendly format like DNxHD .mov for Avid Media Composer. So you can edit Blu-ray/DVD footage with Avid MC smoothly. Beside, this Blu-ray convert program can also help to convert Blu-ray/DVD to Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, FCE, etc. Plus, with the built-in video editing feature of the program, you can trim, crop, add watermark and more to your video files. If you are running on Windows, please turn to its equivalent Windows version Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper.

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

Step 1. Load Blu-ray movies

Insert the Blu-ray disc to the BD drive (necessary for ripping Blu-ray discs) or DVD to the DVD-ROM and click the "Load Disc" button to have movies uploaded to the Blu-ray to Avid MC Converter. Here you can also import DVD folders, ISO files and IFO files to convert.

Step 2: Choose a proper output format

Click Format on the main interface and choose Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as output format. It ensures the best quality while working with the output files in Avid.

Step 3. Effect and setting for the output media file (Optional)

Click the "Effect" button to open the Video Edit window to edit:

Go to "Trim" tab to define which segment you want to convert by setting the start time and end time;
Go to "Crop" tab to remove the black bars or define which region will be shown or unshown.
Go to "Image" tab to adjust the output video image brightness, contrast, saturation;
Go to "Watermark" tab to add text or picture watermarks to movie files;
Go to "Effect" tab to add video effects like "Black and White" or "Old Film" or to use Deinterlace to convert interlaced video to the progressive video;
Go to "Subtitle" tab to add or remove subtitle.

Click the "Setting..." button to adjust the output video and audio parameters like bitrate, sample rate, resolution, size, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio volume, audio channel and more.

Step 4: Start encoding Blu-ray files to DNxHD on Mac

When you finish all settings, click the "Convert" button to start theBlu-ray to DNxHD .mov conversion. After the conversion, you can click "Open" button to get the generated MOV files effortlessly. Now, it's much easy for you to add Blu-ray files to Avid Media Composer 5/5.5/6/6.5/7/8 for further editing.


If you not only wanna convert Blu-ray/DVD videos, but also intend to convert HD Videos such as MTS, MXF, MKV, WMV, MOV, M4V, AVI, MP4 movies or 4K XAVC/XAVC-S, MP4, MOV files to Avid Media Composer, the all-in-one tool, Brorsoft’s Video Converter Ultimate (or iMedia Converter for Mac) will be your first and best choice.

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