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How to Rip and Convert DVD to Final Cut Pro Friendly Video Format

As an ideal video editing tool, Final Cut Pro is widely used by video professionals and hobbyists. However, if you want to import DVD to Final Cut Pro for editing, you'll be disappointed since Final Cut Pro only accepts DV, HDV, P2 MXF (DVCProHD), XDCAM, and 2K film formats. To add DVD movies to Final Cut Pro or Final Cut Express, you'll need to convert DVD files to Final Cut Pro compatible video format.

To convert DVD movies to FCP on Mac (including OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.9 Mavericks), Aimersoft best DVD ripper Mac will be a great help. With it, you can fast rip DVD movies to Final Cut Pro supported DV, MP4, MOV, etc. so that you can import DVD movies to Final Cut Pro. Now download this program and follow the guide below to complete your task.

Download Mac DVD to FCP Converter:

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How to rip DVD movies to Final Cut Pro on Mac with ease

1Load DVD movies

Insert the DVD disc you want to convert into your Mac's hard drive and click "File" > "Load DVD" to import the DVD movies. Or simply drag the DVD disc icon on the desktop to the program. Loaded DVD movies can be previewed in the right preview window and you're free to take snapshots of your favorite DVD movies. In addition, you can select the subtitle and audio track as you like.

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2Select output format

Next, choose an output format for Final Cut Pro. Click the format icon beside each video clip to open the format list. Then go to "Apple Software" and select "Final Cut Pro" as the output format to get videos with optimized settings for FCP. In addition, video presets for 150+ devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod, PSP, Xbox 360, Zune, Archos, etc. are provided to help you get videos to best fit a certain device.

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3Start conversion and then add videos to Final Cut Pro

When all the settings are fine, click the Convert button to start converting your DVD movies to optimized MP4 video files for Final Cut Pro/Final Cut Express. When then conversion completes, the destination folder will open automatically. Get the ripped video files and launch FCP to add the videos for editing:

1. Open File and click New Project.

2. Select your scratch disk.

3. Enable the Project Viewer Window

4. Browse to the right folder or file bin where your video files will be stored.

5. Click or drop on the fide files that you want to edit.

6. Drag the movie files or clips into the timeline sequence.

Once the files are properly uploaded, you can edit it as necessary. Final Cut Pro is a great software to use to manipulate video files and clips to exactly how you wanted them to be. And now just enjoy your home movie making

Below is a video tutorial on how to rip DVD movies to Final Cut Pro:

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Tips: If you want to convert video files like MTS, AVI, WMV, MKV, FLV, VOB, etc. to Final Cut Pro supported video formats, just turn to Video Converter for Mac, which can convert various video formats to Final Cut Pro compatible formats. And after finish making your movie, you can use DVD Creator for Mac to burn Final Cut Pro projects to DVD for long time preservation or storage.

More about Final Cut Pro

Final Cut Pro is the ultimate video editing software created by Apple for the Macintosh computers. It is one of most popular post-production software today. After its tenth version release, it was tagged as the most revolutionary video editing software created.

Developed initially by Macromedia Inc., Final Cut Pro was best described as a non linear video editing software. Apple took over the reins of its development and made it fully compatible with the OS X operating systems. The software works seamlessly with QuickTime and boasts of a lot of features. It can combine clips from different camera sources, perform multi-camera editing, and support the usual movie editing functions such as razor blading, scrubbing, rippling, rolling, sliding, slipping, scrubbing, and time mapping.

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Hi, you can rip DVD to Final Cut Pro with a few simple clicks. Why not download to try it?
Mary Turman
I am looking for a quick way to easily rip dvd to final cut pro, will your program be able to do this fairly easily? I am not very computer literate and want to be sure this is a relatively simple procedure, most programs I see are extremely complicated and stress me out even thinking about learning them!
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