Import footage on DVD to Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4

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If you wanna edit DVD to Premiere Pro CS5/CS6/CC7, you need to rip the DVD files to your hard drive and then convert them to MPEG-2 format before editing them in Premiere Pro. Or you can directly convert DVD to Adobe Premiere format. In this case, you can get help from Pavtube BDMagic for Mac. You can choose to rip one title or the entire DVD to MPEG-2 favored by Premiere Pro CC/CC7/CS6/CS5/CS4 on Mac (including Mac OS Sierra, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite). 


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In general, for those homemade DVDs, you can just copy the folder Video_TS of your DVDs to your computer. Open the folder and rename all the files with the extension VOB to MPG. That’s it. Premiere Pro will now import them. But for videos encrypted in commercial DVD, Adobe Premiere Pro doesn’t include the software needed to decrypt DVDs and extract file out. The obvious solution is to actually rip the DVD to Adobe Premiere Pro compatible file format such as MPEG-2. 

To convert DVD movies to Adobe Premiere Pro on Mac (including Sierra, El Capitan and Yosemite), Pavtube BDMagic for Mac <review> will be a great help. With it, you can fast rip DVD videos to MPEG-2/MOV files which are natively supported by Premiere Pro(CS4/CS5/CS6/CC/CC7) with high quality. Plus, you can also trim, crop, add effect and merge files. This Mac DVD to Premiere 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 Pavtube BDMagic. Now download the software and follow the guide below to complete your task. 

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Step 1. Load your DVD disc. 

There is a disc icon on the top left which let you load from disc, folder or ISO/IFO respectively. 


Step 2. Choose your Output directory down. 

For editing DVD movies in Premiere Pro CC, CS7, CS6, CS5, the MOV is preferred. Click “Format” and choose “MOV (AVC)(*.mov)” or “MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” from “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” option. 


PS: It has various profiles and formats so that you can rip DVD to various formats according to your needs. 

Step 3. Set up frame rate, bitrate and other output settings. 

Click Settings, you can find file details including codec, size, bitrate and frame rate. You are able to fix them according to your needs. 

FYI: the higher bitrate you choose, the better video quality it outputs. 


Step 4. Start ripping. 

Now just press the big circular “Convert” button to convert DVD to Premiere Pro CC, CS7, CS6, CS5 and let it do its magic. Wait for moments and you will get the fresh hot converted videos for Premiere Pro. 


1. Refer to here to learn how to import video files into Premiere Pro

2.Here are some step-by-step guides of importing Blu-ray movie to FCPLoad Blu-ray to Avid Media Composerstoring Blu-ray onto a media server or backing up Blu-ray on Synology DS215J NAS for Samsung TV/iPad

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