Description: This guide reveals how to convert DVD video files to Apple ProRes for editing in FCP X smoothly.Question
: Somebody gave me a DVD with files like VTS_01_0.BUP or VTS_01_3.VOB or VIDEO_RM.BUP ...etc... all these strange files that make up a DVD once it's been burned... Can some SW can help me to transcode theses files into MP4 or.Mov so that I can put them later into Final Cut Pro X ?
The self-contained nature of the structure of a DVD, combined with menus and chapter markers, makes it a convenient medium for delivering certain types of video assets where highest resolution isn't as important as easy navigation and offline playback, and it's written to a hard drive as a disk image containing the traditional VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS folder structure. So you should move these video files from DVD to a folder on you Mac in advance.
And then as we know, DVD video does not natively work within FCPX, so these DVD video files must be ripped off the disc and then converted. This process works to rip DVD video for use in any editing application, but in this example we’ll optimize for Final Cut Pro X. Follow these simple steps:
Here I'd like to introduce Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac
now), a professional dvd to fcp x converting program on Mac. It is an all-in-one software program that can convert Blu-ray, DVD and any HD Video files to FCP support format on Mac OS X.
Follow this link to download a free trial version
1. Install the application on your system. Click the top left "load from folder" icon to import your all the DVD video files.
2. Choose "Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as the best intermediate video format for editing DVD videos in Final Cut Pro X.
3. Pavtube programs also support customizing video size, bitrate(quality), frame rate and other settings; click "Settings" and change the figure as your needs.
4. Trim out ads before conversion.
If you want to share the ultimate video with others or just enjoy by yourself, the ads could be very annoyed. No worries, Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac enables trim, crop, add subtitles and edit audio features, thus you can do a clear conversion and save the waiting time correspondingly.
5. Now click the big "Convert" to start this easy conversion. Wait for a few moments; you can click "Open" to locate the converted video directly.
OK, let's import video files into FCP X
for editing. Do you have another way you like to convert your DVD video? Let us know in the comments!
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