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mark aitken
Jul 27, 2005, 10:01 AM
I have an old Buster Keaton short I want to import into FCP HD. I teach film and want my students to add new soundtracks to the old film. The DVD is a commercial one and I can copy it onto my hard drive but it won't be imported into FCP. I recently bought Quicktime Pro as well but that didn't help. Any suggestions?

Jul 29, 2005, 11:12 PM
Use MacTheRipper (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/22715) to decode and extract the contents of the DVD.

Take the resultant Video_TS folder and use DVDxDV (http://www.dvdxdv.com/DVDxDV.overview.htm) (choose the Pro one if you prefer) to convert it to Quicktime. This Quicktime file can be directly used in Final Cut.


Oct 13, 2005, 02:50 PM
thanks, this dvdxdv works great
so everyone says forget idvd and get toast?
i havent used idvd yet but will try to within a couple days

Oct 14, 2005, 06:42 AM
Woh, this is old.

iDVD is fine for me. I prefer it over Toast for burning my own movies i.e. movies that I have cut in Final Cut or iMovie.