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How to Import Blu-ray Footage to Hitfilm Pro for Editing?


Hitfilm is a video editor, with 2D and 3D composing abilities. It has a range of special effects included, which include shockwaves, clouds, rain, gunshots, color grading, chroma keying, 3D particle generator, 3D gunfire generator. However, when you try to import Blu-ray footage to Hitfilm Pro and do some editing, you'll be disappointed to find the Blu-ray disc formats are not supported by it. Then how to solve?

From Hitfilm official website, we know it native supports video/audio formats as below:

Video: AVCHD (M2T, MTS, M2TS) , AVI (including 10-bit and 12-bit GoPro Cineform) (Windows only), DV & HDV, MP4 (AVC/H264 & AAC), MPEG-1 & MPEG-2 (TS, PS, MPE, MPG, MPEG, M2V), MXF (DVCPro HD), Quicktime MOV, WMV

Audio: AAC, MP3, M4A, MPA, WAV, WMA

To make Hitfilm works with Blu-ray footage smoothly, we advise you rip/convert Blu-ray movies to Hitfilm Pro supported video formats before editing. Thus, a Blu-ray to Hitfilm Pro converter like Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper is needed. With it, you can effortlessly bypass all the protections from commercial Blu-ray discs, as well as rip/convert Blu-ray to Hitfilm preferred MP4, WMV, MOV, MPEG-2, AVI formats without losing quality.

Besides, this easy-to-use and professional Blu-ray ripping tool also provides more edit-friendly formats like: Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) for iMovie, ProRes for Final Cut Pro X, DNxHD for Avid MC and more to satisfy your different needs. If you're running a Mac, please turn to Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Mac.

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Guide: Convert Blu-ray Footage for Editing in Hitfilm Pro Smoothly

NOTE: Anywhere from 30 to 60 GB of hard disk space is needed depending on what you’re ripping. Blu-Rays 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. Here, Mac version Blu-ray ripper taken as example, Windows share the same way except tiny differences on interface.

Step 1. Add Blu-ray Movies

Install and run the best Blu-ray to Hitfilm Pro converter, then click "load disc" icon to load your Blu-ray movies to the program. Here, DVD disc, BD/DVD Video_TS folder, ISO/IFO files are supported as well.


Step 2. Select the output format

Click the drop down box of "Format", and select Hitfilm preferred MP4, WMV, MOV, MPEG-2, AVI, etc formats from "Common Video" Category.


Tips: If you need, you can also click "Settings" to modify parameters of your output profile to meet your professional needs: bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, etc.

Step 3. Start Ripping Blu-ray for Hitfilm Pro

Hit the big "Convert" button to rip/convert Blu-ray to Hitfilm Pro, when the conversion is finished, just run Hitfilm and import the generated .mp4 files. You will find the output video work perfectly on Hitfilm Pro.

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