Avid Workflow: Convert DVD for editing in Avid Media Composer

Have you ever run into a situation where you can’t edit DVDs in Avid Media Composer. Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix this issue and you can import them for smooth editing.

My name is Steven Landau, and I'm writing from The School of Visual Arts. We utilize Pavtube for ripping DVDs to compile Alumni and Guest Speaker montages. I met problems:  Is there any way help me import footage on a DVD to Avid Media Composer for editing? I couldn’t edit my DVD collections. 

I searched the DVD to Avid Media Composer on Google, and found the other users are also facing the importing problems. Well, I’ve found out the solution yet to fix the DVD to Avid Media Composer issues. 

In fact, Avid MC does not support handling DVD project. To add DVD movies to Avid Media Composer, you'll need to convert DVD files to Avid compatible video format first. In this article, you will learn how to easily rip and import DVD to Avid MC. To get the work done, you can take Pavtube BDMagic for Mac, which is one of the best Mac DVD to DNxHD converter tool for you. Read the review. For Windows users, please get Pavtube BDMagic. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to convert DVD to Avid Media Composer on Mac (Mavericks). 

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Convert DVD files to DNxHD format for Avid MC editing

Step 1. Load DVD movies

After downloading, install and run the program. As you can see, you can add the DVD movies you want to rip by clicking the "DVD disc" button on the main interface. 

Step 2. Select output format

Click on "Format", and select output format from the drop-down list. Follow "Avid Media Composer" > Avid DHxHD (*.mov)". as the Avid Media Composer supported formatIf the default settings do not fit your needs, you can click "Settings" button to adjust audio and video parameters as you like.

Step 3. Start converting DVD to Avid DNxHD

Click "Convert" button and the DVD files will be converted to DNxHD MOV immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click "Open" button to get the generated files for editing in Avid Media Composer perfectly. 

Additional Tips:

As we mentioned above, this versatile DVD to Avid Media Composer Converter is not only professionalized in ripping DVD to Avid, but also can aid you to convert DVD to FCP, iMovie, FCE, Premiere Pro and more NLEs. If you want to edit DVD clips in Final Cut Pro, you just need to choose the "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output format in the second step; For iMovie, choose "iMovie -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)" as output; For Adobe Premiere Pro, choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output.

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