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How to Import Clips from DVD into Premiere Pro

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Adobe Premiere Pro is a timeline-based video editing software application. There must be some occasions when you want to import a clip or a scene from DVD into Premiere Pro to make some modifications. Though Adobe Premiere supports lots of video and audio format, such as 3GP, 3G2, ASF, DV-AVI, DV, FLV/F4V, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPEG, MPE, MPG, WMV, etc. etc. it doesn't support DVD importing like most video editing software. To bring the DVD footage into Premiere Pro CC/CS6 for editing, you'll need to convert DVD files to a fully compatible format, such as MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere.

To do that, you can use EaseFab DVD Ripper for Mac. By running it, there's no need to set the codec by yourself: the Mac program has optimized presets for Adobe Premiere Pro. With it, you can easily extract desired clips from DVD for editing in Adobe Premiere Pro CC. Besides, the program also supports convert DVD to almost any video formats like MKV, MOV, AVI, WMV, MP4, FLV ,etc. with fast ripping speed and high output video quality bypassing DVD CSS protection. If you're using a Windows PC, simply turn to the DVD Ripper for Windows to finish the task.

Get the right version according to your needs and check out the step by step guide to rip/convert DVD to Adobe Premiere editable video files easily and fast. Note that the guide takes the Mac (Yosemit and Mavricks included) version screenshots for example. The way to rip DVD to Adobe Premiere on Windows (Windows 8 included) is the same. Just make sure you get the right version.

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Step 1. Add DVD files

Launch EaseFab DVD Ripper for Mac and click "Load DVD" to select the DVD files from your DVD disc, DVD folder, ISO image file or IFO file to rip. Then loaded files will be displayed on the left source pane with titles listed. You can then select the chapters you want by clicking the checkbox.

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Tips: A DVD may contain many titles more than the main movie, such as the trailers or commercials. By default, EaseFab DVD Ripper choose the longest title which is usually contains the main movie. And this helps ripping without converting unnecessary titles.

Step 2. Select optimzied MPEG-2 as output format

Click "Profile" column, and move mouse cursor to "Editing Software" category. Here you're recommended to choose "MPEG-2" as the output format.

The output videos will keep the original quality of DVD video and seamlessly fit Adobe Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5.5, CS5, CS4 and more.

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Step 3. Start the conversion

When the settings are done, click the Convert button to start conversion. And then the Mac DVD Ripper will automatically start to strip videos for Adobe Premiere on Mac . That's all. When the conversion is finished, you can click "Open" to locate the file in your hard drive and simply import the MPG file into Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5.5/CS5/CS4 for editing.

In this way, you can transfer your favorite DVD movies to Premiere Pro and edit DVD in Premiere Pro. Get the Mac DVD Ripper now and enjoy video editing!