Import DVD to AE-Converting video files from A DVD For After Effects CC 2017
Now, 2017 version of After Effects CC had been released. This update, version 14.2.1, includes significant performance enhancements as well as bug fixes, and is recommended for all users.
Motion Graphics templates now render up to 4x faster, and Adobe Illustrator and PDF file import are much faster as well, especially for complex vector graphics. 14.2.1 also fixes several key issues, including “2 or more frames to play back” memory errors, Camera-Shake Deblur effect rendering above 8bpc, and copy-paste of Premiere Pro graphics objects into After Effects.
However, when you try to import DVD to After Effects (CS4/CS5/CS6/CC) for editing, you may meet some problems:
Q1: HELP PLEASE Can't import from DVD to Adobe After Effects CC
"I am trying to import from a home made dvd and I only get the first 12 minutes (of nearly 2 hours). I think it maybe because it has a menu and chapters. Anyway round this? THANKS! Using v14.2.1"
Q2: Converting DVD footages for AE?
" I cant open DVD video clips in any of my editing software and the only thing that will play it is VLC. How can I convert this so I can play around with footage in AE? Is there a codec plugin that I can download?"
Actually, After Effects currently supports a few video formats, like AVCHD, MOV, AVI, MPG. Then how can we transfer DVD footage to After Effects without problems?
To make DVD compatible with After Effects (no matter CS4, CS5, CS6 or CC), you can turn to Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Mac .
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 MPEG-2 favored by After Effects on Mac (including OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.11 El Capitan and 10.12 macOS Sierra). Plus, you can also trim, crop, add effect and merge files. This Mac DVD to AE 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.
(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)
Step 1. Load DVD files
Insert your DVD disc into DVD drive and then run the Mac DVD converting software. Click Load DVD button to load the movies from your DVD discs. You can also import ISO/IFO files.
On the right windows, you can preview your files and take snapshots of your favorite movie scenes.
Tip: After the files are loaded, you can select the subtitles and audio track you prefer.
Step 2: Select output format
Brorsoft DVD to Adobe After Effects Converter is able to output proper formats for video editing software and devices. To import DVD footage to Adobe After Effects, I follow Adobe Premiere/ Sony Veags tab and select MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as output format. Alternative formats are WMV, AVI, MOV, DV, etc. If you’d like to combine multiple DVD files to be a single file, you can tick the checkbox "Merge into one file".
Step 3: Click "Settings" button to adjust audio and video parameters
To make good control of the output file size and quality, you can adjust all the items in the following interface, including codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channels. To bear least quality loss, you may view the video information in the Preview window.
A recommended setting is
Size (pix): 720*480 (NTSC) or 720*576 (PAL)
Bitrate (kbps): 8500
Frame rate (fps): 29.97
Sampling rate (hz): 48000
Bitrate (bps): 96000bps
Step 4: Start converting video footages from DVD for After Effects
Finally, press the convert button; it will start to convert DVD to MPEG-2 for Adobe After Effects CS4/CS5/CS6/CC on Mac OS X immediately.
After the conversion completed you can click on "Open" button in the main interface to get the generated files and load the video to Adobe After Effects.
If you not only wanna convert DVD videos, but also intend to import Blu-ray or HD Videos such as MKV, WMV, MOV, M4V, AVI, FLV movies to edit with After Effects CC, the all-in-one tool, Brorsoft’s Video Converter Ultimate (or iMedia Converter for Mac) will be your first and best choice. It is a yet professional all-in-one Blu-ray Ripper, DVD Ripper and HD Video Converter, which comparatively has better output quality, in particular HD videos and intuitive interface. What's more, its deinterlacing function and merging, cropping, trimming, adding subtitles ability are what its many competitive products lack of.
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