Importing footage on DVD into Adobe Premiere Pro

Published on by Chris King

When you wanna import DVD to Adobe Premiere Pro, you will feel upset, as Adobe Premiere does not support DVD importing. Fortunately, this is an easy way to fix the issue. You can learn it now.

Importing footage on DVD into Adobe Premiere Pro
As we know, you cannot easily edit footage on a DVD with Adobe Premiere. When you import DVD to Adobe Premiere Pro for further editing, you’ll be disappointed since Adobe doesn’t support the DVD format natively. This article will give you the possible solutions to make your DVD files editable in Premiere Pro effortlessly.

First, 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.

Well, for those commercial DVDs, you need to move the copy protection and convert DVD to Adobe Premiere Pro editable file type. To convert DVD movies to Adobe PP, Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Mac will be a great help. With it, you can fast rip DVD videos to MPEG-2 video, which is natively supported by Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4 with high quality. For Windows users, please turn to Brorsoft DVD Ripper. Just download this program and follow this guide below to complete importing DVD clips to Adobe Premiere Pro for further editing.

Download the DVD to Adobe Premiere converter:

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

How to rip DVD movies to Adobe Premier Pro with ease

Note that this guide takes DVD to Adobe PP on Mac for example. The way to rip DVD to Premiere Pro in Windows(Windows 8 compatible) is almost the same. Just make sure you get the right version.

1. Load DVD movies

Insert your DVDs into DVD Drive, and then drag the DVD files to the program; Or you can click "Disc" icon to draw into DVD movies you want to rip.

2. Select output 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.

Tip: Before conversion, if necessary you can click “Settings” icon to adjust video size, bitrate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels to get a decent video as you want.

3. Start DVD to Adobe PP conversion

When all the settings are fine, click the Convert button to start converting your DVD files to Adobe Premiere Pro friendly MPEG-2 videos. When the conversion completes, locate the results videos ready to be imported to Adobe Premiere Pro CS5/CS6/CC beautifully.

Additional Tips:
If you want to edit DVD clips in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6, you just need to choose the "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output format in the second step; For iMovie, choose "iMovie -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)" as output; For Avid Media Composer, choose “Avid Media Composer->Avid DNxHD(*.mov)” as output.

Related Guides:
Convert DVD to Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie
Ripping DVD to ProRes for Final Cut Pro 7/X

Comment on this post

Armando 04/13/2015 11:04

Changing VOB to MPG is useless to me. But Brorsoft DVD Ripper helped me out. Great product!

Angela 04/13/2015 09:08

I am trying to figure out how to import a DVD into a project with CS5 premiere, but the program can’t support the file. Searching solution online, and found your post. Yes, converting DVD to a MPEG-2 for Adobe PP is workable.