How to Import Any DVD to Final Cut Pro (X) for Further Editing

Kevin Miller

February 07, 2020 12:03Updated by to Rip DVD

Final Cut Pro (X) is not capable to extract video from DVD disc directly. If you want to edit DVD with Final Cut Pro, you need to convert DVD to Final Cut Pro compatible formats. The video formats supported in Final Cut Pro include MP4, AVI, MXF, MOV, MTS, M2TS, 3GP and more. Thus, if you want to import DVD to Final Cut Pro, you need to rip DVD to MP4 and other supported formats first.

Some people may want to use an open source DVD ripper to rip DVD to FCP, such as HandBrake, VLC and more. It is true that you can use HandBrake to rip DVD to MP4 for free on Mac. But HandBrake cannot decrypt commercial DVDs. To import any DVD to Final Cut Pro on Mac for video editing, you had better use a professional DVD ripper to remove DVD encryption and digitalize DVD content.

How to Rip DVD for Final Cut Pro Editing

Is there a DVD to Final Cut Pro converter that can rip any DVD to MP4 on Mac without quality loss? Of course, the answer is Yes. If you have a large DVD collection, you can use AnyMP4 DVD Ripper for Mac to rip DVD for FCP editing on Mac quickly and losslessly. Actually, the program is capable to rip DVD to Final Cut Pro format directly for further optimizing. All Final Cut Pro friendly formats can be found within the Final Cut Pro profile. You can import copy protected DVD into Final Cut Pro with high ripping speed and quality.

The DVD to FCP ripper also has a built-in video editor. If you rip DVD to Final Cut Pro for basic editing, you can get the similar editing tools within the program too. To be more specific, you can edit DVD video by trimming, merging, cropping, clipping, adding watermark, rotating, adjusting video effects on Mac. What’s more, you can also choose your favorite subtitle and audio track to import DVD files to Final Cut Pro X on Mac.

Step 1

Run AnyMP4 DVD Ripper for Mac. Insert a DVD disc into the DVD drive. Click Load Disc to load the DVD content. You can preview the main DVD movie in the right Preview window directly.

Load Disc

Step 2

Choose which DVD video you want to import to Final Cut Pro. Click Edit on the top toolbar. Here you can rotate, enable 3D settings, crop, adjust video effects and add watermark.


Step 3

Unfold the Profile list near the bottom. Scroll down and choose Final Cut Pro. You can choose any format from this category.

Guide Screen AVI

Step 4

Click Settings to adjust video encoder, resolution, frame rate, aspect ratio, bitrate and more. Then click OK to save the customized profile settings.

Settings MPG

Step 5

You can click Browse next to Destination to change the output folder. At last, click Convert to rip and import DVD to Final Cut Pro. You can monitor the entire DVD to FCP conversion process.

Note: You can click + under the DVD video file to add new audio track or subtitle to the DVD movie if necessary. It is also supported to select your favorite one from various choices before ripping DVD.

After ripping DVD to FCP (X), you can upload the ripped DVD video to Final Cut Pro by dragging and dropping. Well, you can also click the Import icon to import DVD video to Final Cut Pro on Mac. That’s all for how to extract video from a DVD disc to Final Cut Pro (X). You can follow the similar steps to import DVD to Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, YouTube, Facebook, and many other video editors and platforms with AnyMP4 DVD Ripper too. If you have any other questions, you can feel free to contact us.

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