To import videos from DVD to Final Cut Pro X or FCP 6/7 for editing further, you’ll need to convert DVD to Final Cut Pro supported video formats first. Here is how.
“I have an hour nd 25 minute DVD final project that I thought I had backed up on the hard drive. My mistake. The question is how do a import the video project from the DVD back into Final Cut Pro X?”
Maybe you have collected many DVD discs, now you want to make your own content with DVD in Final Cut Pro. However, you could easily find that Final Cut Pro doesn’t DVD file import. In fact, bringing your DVD into Final Cut Pro X or another video editing application is a quick and simple process. In this post, we’ll look at how to efficiently convert your DVD footage to a fully compatible format with Final Cut Pro X/7/6.
As is known to all, the most compatible format for Final Cut Pro is Apple ProRes encoded MOV. So a Mac DVD to ProRes converter is essential. If you’re confused about choosing a suitable one, I recommend you try EaseFab DVD Ripper for Mac (E1 Capitan and Yosemite compatible). It can help you rip and convert DVD to Apple ProRes 422 for FCP without quality loss in a fast speed on Mac OS X. By running it, there’s no need to set the codec by yourself: the Mac program has optimized Apple ProRes presets for Final Cut Pro. What’s more, the program can also rip DVD video for use in any other editing application like Adobe Premiere, iMovie, Avid and more.
Now you can follow the guide below and you will know how to rip DVD for using in Final Cut Pro with best quality.
Simple Steps to Convert DVD to Apple ProRes 422 for Final Cut Pro
Step 1. Load DVD movies
Insert the DVD disc you want to convert into your Mac’s hard drive and click “Load DVD” button to import the DVD movies. Or simply drag the DVD disc icon on the desktop to the program. Loaded DVD movies can be previewed in the right preview window and you’re free to take snapshots of your favorite DVD movies. In addition, you can select the subtitle and audio track as you like.
Step 2. Select output format
Click the Profile box and move mouse cursor to “Editing Software” category, select ProRes as the output format to get videos with optimized setting for FCP.
Step 3. Start the conversion
When all the settings are fine, click the Convert button to start converting your DVD movies to optimized ProRes MOV files for Final Cut Pro X/7/6. When then conversion completes, the destination folder will open automatically. Get the ripped video files and launch FCP to add the videos for editing.
Once the files are properly uploaded, you can edit it as necessary. Final Cut Pro is a great software to use to manipulate video files and clips to exactly how you wanted them to be. And now just enjoy your home movie making