How to prepare DVD movie for editing Premiere Pro CC/CS6

Summary: Have trouble importing DVD files into Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6 for further editing? Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix the issue. Let's find it out here.

Q: "Can someone please help to explain to me how to get DVD files into Adobe Premiere Pro? When I go to Adobe Premiere CC and try to import the DVD videos, I get the following error: File Format not Supported.”

When importing DVD file to Adobe Premiere Pro, including the recent Premiere Pro CS6, CC would return the error "File Format not Supported". The reason is that Adobe doesn’t support the DVD format natively. Now I will give you the possible solutions to make your DVD files editable in Premiere Pro effortlessly.

Possible Solutions to Import and Edit DVD in Premiere Pro CC/CS6

Solution 1: You can try to copy the .VOB files from your DVD(home made without copy protection) to your computer, then change the .VOB extension to .MPG and import. Usually Adobe Premiere could accept the files.

Solution 2: For those commercial DVDs, you need to move the copy protection and convert DVD to Adobe Premiere Pro editable file type. To convert DVD movies to Adobe PP, Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Mac will be a great help. With it, you can fast rip DVD videos to MPEG-2 video, which is natively supported by Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6 with high quality. For Windows users, please turn to Brorsoft DVD Ripper. Just download this program and follow this guide below to complete importing DVD clips to Adobe Premiere Pro for further editing.


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How to rip DVD movies to Adobe Premiere Pro editable format

1. Load DVD movies

First, insert your DVDs into DVD Drive, and then drag the DVD files to the program; Or you can click "Disc" icon to draw into DVD movies you want to rip. Alternatively, you can hit "ISO/IFO" button to import ISO files.

2. Select output format

Hit the Format box and select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas - > MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output format and then set the output destination as you want.

Tip: Before conversion, you can click "Settings" button right besides "Format" and enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

3. Start converting DVD to Adobe Premiere

When all the settings are fine, click the Convert button to start ripping DVD to Adobe Premiere Pro editable files. A few minutes later, you'll get the converted videos. Now you can edit your treasured DVD videos with Premiere Pro freely as you like.

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