Final Cut Pro is widely used by video professionals and hobbyists to create fun trailers from all that footage. However, Final Cut Pro (FCP X included) doesn't support DVD file importing. Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix this problem. To transfer video from DVD to Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6, you'll need to convert DVD to Final Cut Pro compatible video format first.

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How to rip DVD to Final Cut Pro for editing further

The guide below will teach you how to convert and import video from DVD to Final Cut Pro so you can make engaging movies with DVD files.

Step 1. Load DVD movies

Insert the DVD disc you want to convert into your Mac's hard drive and click "Load DVD" button to import the DVD movies. Or simply drag the DVD disc icon on the desktop to the program. Loaded DVD movies can be previewed in the right preview window and you're free to take snapshots of your favorite DVD movies. In addition, you can select the subtitle and audio track as you like.


Step 2. Select Final Cut Pro as output format

Next, choose an output format for Final Cut Pro. Click the Profile bar to open the format list. Then go to "Editing Software" and select "Final Cut Pro" as the output format to get videos with optimized settings for FCP. In addition, video presets for 150+ devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod, PSP, Xbox 360, Zune, Archos, etc. are provided to help you get videos to best fit a certain device.


Step 3. Start the conversion

When all the settings are fine, click the Convert button to start converting your DVD movies to optimized ProRes MOV files for Final Cut Pro X/7/6. When then conversion completes, the destination folder will open automatically. Get the ripped video files and launch FCP to add the videos for editing:

1. Open File and click New Project.
2. Select your scratch disk.
3. Enable the Project Viewer Window
4. Browse to the right folder or file bin where your video files will be stored.
5. Click or drop on the fide files that you want to edit.
6. Drag the movie files or clips into the timeline sequence.