Q: “Got a wonderful DVD movie and I wanna edit it into a shorter video of highlights. I am unsure how to convert DVD in order to put it into Premiere Pro and cut it up. If I just drag the disc icon on my desktop to Premiere it only uploads photos. Any help?”
You may get some DVD movies and need to import these DVDs to Adobe Premiere Pro for editing like the above user. Whereas, when you’re trying to add DVD video, you only to find that the files are not supported by Premiere Pro including Adobe PP CC, CS6. That’s why so many people like you are looking for ways to convert DVD to MPEG-2, which is highly compatible with Adobe Premiere Pro. Simply follow this article to rip DVD for using in Adobe Premiere easily.
To enable Adobe Premiere work with DVD files perfectly, you can use some other third-party software to help you convert your DVD into MPEG-2. If they are commercial, you have to rip them first, if not, you can use some free apps to handle them, but free ones may not good at maintain quality. Overall, Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Mac will be a great help. With it, you can fast rip DVD videos to MPEG-2 files which is natively supported by Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4 without high quality. For Windows users, please turn to DVD Ripper. Just download this program and follow this guide below to complete importing DVD to Premiere Pro for further editing.
How to rip DVD movies to Adobe Premiere Pro with ease
Step 1. Load your DVD movies
Insert the DVD disc into your DVD drive and drag the disc icon from the desktop to the program to load the DVD files. Alternatively, you can click File > Load DVD to locate and add the DVD movies you want to convert.
Step 2. Choose Premiere Pro preferred format
Click “Format” pull down list to select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as the best video format for Premiere Pro. WMV, MOV formats are the good choice as well.
Step 3.Adjust the video, audio settings
Click “Settings” to fix the frame rate, bitrate, video size, etc to your needs. To have a smooth editing with Adobe Premiere Pro, you need create the files with the appropriate resolution and frame rate that matches your source footage.
Step 4. Start conversion
Click the big “Convert” button at the bottom right corner to finish ripping DVD to MPG for Premiere CC/CS6/CS5.
When the conversion is done, you can find the output files by clicking “Open” button on the main interface, then you can transfer the encoded DVD to Premiere Pro to play and edit without any problem.
P.S. For those who own home made DVDs, you can try to copy the .VOB files from your DVD(home made without copy protection) to your computer, then change the .VOB extension to .MPG and import. Usually Adobe Premiere could accept the files.