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How to Import DVD Clips to Avid Media Composer 2018 for Editing?


With the world-class video editing software like Avid Media Composer 2018, users can directly access and work on a wide array of file-based formats from virtually all camera manufacturers. Whether it’s HD, SD, ultra HD, 2K, 4K, or 8K media, Avid Media composer has cutting-edge tools that make all processes a snap. However when you try to import some video clips from encrypted DVD disc, you'll be disappointed to find Avid MC 2018 doesn't support it. Don't worry, this article will quickly walk you through how to import DVD clips to Avid MC 2018 for editing a breeze.

From Avid official site, we know it natively support video formats in QuickTime movie files, DNxHD .mov, .DV, .TNF, .AVI, .MP2 + .WAV, and sequential .TGA or .TIF, 2K, 4K, 5K film formats. While the DVD disc formats are not in the queue. What's more some commercial DVD discs are encrypted with higher copy protection, makes it hard to edit videos clips from DVD with Avid Media Composer 2018. To solve these problems, the quick workaround is to rip/convert DVD clips to Avid MC 2018 natively supported formats via a third party DVD ripping tool.

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Guide: Convert DVD Clips to for Editing in Avid Media Composer 2018

Note: Anywhere from 15 to 30 GB of hard disk space is needed depending on what you’re ripping. DVD are big, and we’re going to rip the whole thing to our drive first, so depending on the movie you’re ripping and the quality you want in your final movie file, you’ll need a good amount of space.

Step 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.


Step 2. Choose a proper output format 

Click "Format" icon 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 MC 2018. 

Tips: If you like, you can click the "Settings" button to adjust the output video and audio parameters like bitrate, sample rate, resolution, size, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio volume, audio channel and more. 

Step 3. Start Ripping DVD for Avid MC 2018

When everything is ok, click the "Convert" button to convert DVD clips to DNxHD .mov for Avid MC 2018. Once finished, you can click "Open" button to get the generated MOV files effortlessly. Now, you have no hassle to import and edit the converted DVD clips to Avid Media Composer 2018 for editing.

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