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DVD Avid MC Tips - Load/Import DVD movie files to Avid Media Composer 5/6/7

I’ve been told that Avid Media Composer doesn’t allow you to import DVD movie files. You may also have the similar poor experience importing DVD to Avid Media Composer (including Avid 5/6/7), and find that the DVD videos can’t be accepted by Avid, right? Is there anything we can do? Yes, of course. I’ve figured out a quick fix to solve the DVD and Avid MC incompatible issue. Learn how to.

As we all know, DNxHD is the most compatible codec with Avid Media Composer via Google searching. Thus, the common practice for importing DVD files into Avid is, get a Mac DVD Converter and rip DVD to DNxHD, which will save you both time and trouble, and all you need is to drag the result videos for prompt editing. For this purpose, I’ll show you how to easily and quickly convert DVD to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer editing.



To convert DVD movies to Avid Media Composer, Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Mac will be a great help. As a Mac friendly program, its user-friendly interface and powerful capacity is suitable for both novice and pro alike Mac users. You can choose to rip one title or the entire DVD to Avid DNxHD MOV favored by Avid MC on Mac (including OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.9 Mavericks, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.11 El Capitan). Plus, you can also trim, crop, add effect and merge files. This Mac DVD to Avid Media Composer Converter allows you to customize resolution, frame rate, bit rate for video, you can just keep the highest setting to get the ideal output effect. For Windows users, get the equivalent Windows version Brorsoft DVD Ripper. Now download the software and follow the guide below to complete your task.

Download the DVD to Avid MC Converter:

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

How to Rip DVD movies to Avid Media Composer on Mac with ease

The quick start guide below uses DVD Ripper Mac screenshots. The way to transfer DVD movies to Avid Media Composer in Windows (Windows 10) is almost the same. Just make sure you get the right version according to your computer's operating system.

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: 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: Set proper video/ audio parameters >> Click the “Settings” button and set proper video/ audio parameters. You can reset set the video size, bitrate and frame rate, audio sample rate, audio channel. If you would like to use default settings, simply skip this step.

Step 4: Start ripping DVD to DNxHD on Mac >> When you finish all settings, click the “Convert” button to start converting DVD to DNxHD .mov for Avid. After the conversion, you can click “Open” button to get the generated MOV files effortlessly. Now, it’s much easy for you to add DVD movies to Avid Media Composer 5/5.5/6/6.5/7 for further editing.

Additional Tips:

1) If you want to edit DVD clips in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6, 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 or Vegas Pro, choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output.

2) If you want to convert video files like MTS, AVI, WMV, MKV, FLV, VOB, etc. to Avid Media Composer supported video formats, just turn to Video Converter for Mac, which can convert various video formats to Avid compatible formats.

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