5 Replies Latest reply on Jan 28, 2013 8:04 AM by the_wine_snob

    Software for importing clips from DVDs

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      Can anyone recommend some software for a Mac for ripping clips from various DVDs for use in CS6?

       

      Thanks.

        • 1. Re: Software for importing clips from DVDs
          VQ Q Media

          I like Cinematize by Mirazion.

          • 2. Re: Software for importing clips from DVDs
            SAFEHARBOR11 Most Valuable Participant

            You could try MPEG Streamclip, but  note that CS6 can use the DVD files natively. Assuming your own disc, not protected, open the VIDEO _TS folder and copy the .vob files to your hard drive and you can then Import them right into Premiere CS6 for editing, no conversion needed.

             

            Jeff Pulera

            Safe Harbor Computers

            • 3. Re: Software for importing clips from DVDs
              the_wine_snob Level 9

              Jeff,

               

              The one limitation to the Import of VOB files into CS 6 (that was added about the second update to CS 4, IIRC), is that the VOB's need to be 100% DVD-compliant. Most DVR machines, and a lot of software, with limited authoring capabilities do not create 100% DVD-compliant VOB's (usually the first VOB with navigation and Menus), and then the answer is to rip the MPEG-2 files from the problem VOB's.

               

              If the VOB's were created with a program, like Adobe Encore, they WILL be 100% DVD-Compliant, and should Import just fine.

               

              Hunt

              • 4. Re: Software for importing clips from DVDs
                SAFEHARBOR11 Most Valuable Participant

                Hi Bill,

                 

                Was not aware of the .vob import limitations, thank you for sharing

                 

                Regards,

                 

                Jeff Pulera

                Safe Harbor Computers

                • 5. Re: Software for importing clips from DVDs
                  the_wine_snob Level 9

                  Jeff,

                   

                  You are most welcome.

                   

                  Most folk never encounter the limitation, if they are working with VOB's, say from Adobe Encore. The problems arise when the DVD-Videos were produced by some other software, or especially from a DVR (even "pro" units), or similar machine. Then, it is usually, only the first VOB, that causes a problem, as by definition, it can hold navigation and Menus. Even a box-stock DVD-Video from a DVR will likely have some rudimentary navigation added, and perhaps a simple Menu - that is where the issues come it. In most cases, the rest of the VOB's are just wrappers for the MPEG-2 DVD AV files only.

                   

                  Thanks for all of your contributions,

                   

                  Hunt