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How to convert DVD to Final Cut Pro or iMovie

This guide is about converting DVD to Final Cut Pro or iMovie supported video format, so that you can import DVD videos to this powerfully video editor tool as resource for video design.

DVD to Final Cut Pro


Exploring the meaning of "DV"

Typically, DV stands for digital video a format that was invented by the leading video camera manufacturing companies like Sony, Panasonic among others and launched in the market in 1995. The requirements for the DV advocate for both tape and codec format. The MiniDV smaller tape reason has gained popularity among semi-skilled as well as home video production. It is however also used for professional uses as well for instance professional film making.


Needs to convert DVD into DV

The reason to converting DVD into DV is for ease in editing the video content. Some of the most advanced video editing program tools like the Final cut pro, iMovie and others fail to support the DVD format. The Final Cut Pro for instance is an Apple editing software that supports and array of formats including HDV, 2K film and formats but doesn't support DVD format.


Converting DVD into DV to be compatible To Final cut pro

The most ideal software for the job is the Leawo DVD converter for the Mac OS. It is uniquely configured for Mac clients to aid them in the conversion of DVD to different types of audio and video formats. The software is capable of converting DVD into DV efficiently and without compromising the quality of the content.


Steps of converting DVD into DV using the Leawo DVD converter

Download Download DVD to Final cut pro converter here

Note: If you are a Mac user, Download DVD Ripper for Mac here


DVD ripper software


Step 1: Load the DVD files

The first step inserting your DVD disc into your DVD drive and then click "Load DVD" to import DVD files. Once it import successful, you could select DVD chapters that you want to convert.


Tips: You can merge several DVD chapters into a single output video file.


Step 2: Preset the Final Cut Pro

By clicking the thumbnail consisting of the format, a pop-up window automatically appears. You are the required to select output file format from the "Profile" drop-down menu and then select the Common Video > Final Cut Pro tool as the output format.


Step 3: Start conversion of DVD to Final Cut Pro

To execute the conversion process, click on the "Start" button on the menu to prompt the conversion process. The throughput time of the conversion process will entirely depend on the size of the DVD being converted.


After the program finish DVD to Final Cut Pro converting, you should import the ripped DV video into Final Cut Pro program tool to make the necessary video editing. The DVD ripper software also enables you to configure iDVD or iMovie as the output format if need be.

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