The new iMovie's 09 gives you the powerful video editing and organization function. You can edit any of your like clips on iMovie and share them with your friends via website or E-mail. Drag-and-drop the video to iMove and add effect to them and made your own-style video and enjoy more. But the iMovie do not support the DVD editing. So, how to copy DVD to iMovie on Mac for editing?
Yes, you can't transfer or copy the DVD to Mac iMovie for adding effects directly. You know, the iMovie doesn't support DVD, It only edit your video files. So, let's see what kind of video formats iMovie support.
Movie File Type
MPEG-2 and AVCHD
DV-Standard and HDV (High Definition Video)
You can rip DVD to iMovie supported video and then copy to iMovie for editing
By converting the DVD to iMovie movies files, converting DVD to MPEG-2 and AVCHD formats, convert DVD to DV-Standard and HDV (High Definition Video) or convert the DVD movie to
QuickTime move(exactly .mov format) so you can copy the video to iMovie. To Rip DVD to thses videos files which supported by iMovie on Mac. There is a way of doing this using Mac DVD Ripping software. PavTube Blu-ray Ripper For Mac is a good choice. With PavTube Blu-ray Ripper for Mac, you can not only rip and convert Blu-ray disc to iMovie video, but also can rip and copy DVD movie to iMovie for Mac. You can rip DVD to video files such as: MP4, 3GP , FLV , MPEG-4, AVI, MPG, WMV, VC-1, MOV, 3G2, VOB, MKV, TS, DV, ASF. All these video clips can be accpeted by iMovie.
If you want to put and transfer commercial DVD or home made DVD to iMovie, you need to convert DVD to the video formats that are compatible with iMovie. I recommend you use this powerful and easy-to-use DVD Ripper for Mac which is fast in ripping DVD to MP4. It supports converting encrypted DVD.
So, there are things you need to prepare for ripping.
DVD Ripper software
2 steps to copy DVD to iMove on Mac
Rip DVD movie to iMovie compatible video
Import the video to iMovie on Mac
Note: This DVD Ripper software For Mac only rip your purchased DVD movie for personal use. Do not use it for commercial purpose.
Step 1. Load DVD disc to DVD Ripper software
To rip DVD to iMovie video on Mac, you can insert the DVD to DVD drive on your computer. And launch Pavtube Blu-Ray Ripper for Mac. Click on “DVD Folder” to import Blu-Ray movies or DVD movies, browse to the drive and click “Choose”. You do not have to open the any of the folders. Check it in preview window if you are not certain. Protected DVD folders can be loaded to the ripper in the same way. Right below the file list you can try and choose from dubbings of different languages by setting Audio track option.
(Tip: you can click “Edit” button to perform edit functions such as crop, trim, flip, effect, watermark and audio replace.)
Step 2: Set Output format.
Click on “Format” bar to determine the output format. Select HD Video and choose an acceptable format from the list (H.264 MP4 as shows above). Click on “Settings” and you could further customize video and audio parameters, for example, 1280 by 720 pixels (adaptable with 16:9 wide screen) at 29.97 fps, AAC audio at 160 Kbps, 6 Channels (Dolby 5.1 channels). Click on “OK” to confirm your settings. In Export to box you could specify destination for the ripped file.
Step 3: Start ripping DVD to H.264
Click on “Convert” button to start DVD to H.264 MP4 conversion. The ripper will remove the protections and generate HD MP4. After conversion you can play it freely with iPad as you like.
When the DVD to video files ripping is over, you can transfer the video files to iMovie for editing easily. Have a nice try.
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