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How to import DVD to Final Cut Pro for editing?
2011-07-20 20:25:49

Final Cut Pro is a professional non-linear editing software application developed by Apple Inc. It provides non-linear, non-destructive editing of any QuickTime compatible video format including DV, HDV, P2 MXF (DVCProHD), XDCAM, 2K, and IMAX film formats.  Are you trying to make a video using scenes from your own DVDs, and puzzled about importing DVDs into a format that is compatible with Final Cut Pro? How to accomplish DVD to Final Cut Pro conversion? Is there any a better software?
DVD to FCP Converter is a powerful and practical software for converting DVD to Final Cut Pro. It can rip DVD to QuickTime MOV, DV, MPEG-4, H.264, 3GP videos, so that you could do further editing in Final Cut Pro.

Key features of DVD to FCP Converter:

  • Convert DVD to any video or audio format on Mac OS X;
  • Output Video formats include: MP4, AVI, MOV, M4V, 3GP, VOB, DivX, XviD,MPG, MPEG, FLV, etc;
  • Output Audio formats include: MP3, M4A, AAC, AC3
  • Edit, crop, trim DVD clips and capture pictures on Mac OS X
  • Rip DVD Video, DVD IFO file, or DVD Folder to any Video or Audio on Mac. Then enjoy them on more media player or digital mobile devices, like iPod, iPhone, PSP, Zune, Mobile Phone, Apple TV, PS3, Creative Zen, Archos Player, Xbox 360…

Step by step guide: How to import DVD to Final Cut Pro, Get DVD into FCP for further editing?

Step 1. Free download and install DVD to FCP Converter on your computer

Download Intel version 10.8MB

After running this DVD to FCP Converter, click Load DVD or Load IFO button, select a DVD files in the dialog box that opens, and load it. The Loaded DVD video information will be showed in the file list, such as source and original length etc will be showed in the file list. 

Added DVD movies to DVD Ripper

After you add your movie, you can choose any titles or chapters you want to convert by ticking the check boxes before them. So that you can copy and convert the whole DVD movie or just convert the selected titles or chapters. You can choose to convert certain segment of the DVD movie using trim function.

you can click the Trim button to open the Trim window and trim the current title or chapter by dragging the Start Time slider to set the start time, and dragging the End Time slider to set the finish time. Then you can only rip segments from DVD on mac.

trim dvd

Step 2:  Select the output format like MOV or MPEG-4 which is compatible with FCP from the profile drop-down menu.

Select an output format

Video and audio settings: If you want to customize the output video's quality, you can click the 'Settings' button to set video resolution, frame rate, bit rate, encoder, etc

Video and audio settings

Step 3. Start to convert DVD to FCP on Mac

When output settings are done, click convert DVD to MKV on Mac button to start converting DVD to FCP videos. You can view the progress of converting DVD to FCP video format from the progress bar at the bottom of the window.

Done! Now import the MOV file into Final Cut Pro for editing.




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