Converting DVD to editable footage in Premiere: NOT STEALING DVDS

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by lfarrow, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. lfarrow macrumors newbie

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    So i am a film maker and have received 4 dvds from a client that needs me to rip them onto my computer to edit.

    2 of the DVDS were video taped directly to DVD and 2 of the other ones were videos made by someone else and then authorized to DVD.

    I am trying to get a simple FREE way to convert and rip these video/audio files off the DVDs and into Adobe Premiere.

    I have Handbrake and i couldnt get Premiere to accept any of the files.

    Help please with this issue. I dont know what software i need to convert to HIGH quality video to edit in Premiere. Please Help

    Thanks

    Lucas Farrow
     
  2. NRose8989 macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmmm.... Probably not the best solution but you could rip them into H.264 using handbrake, then use jes de-interlacer (using "bare project" settings) and output to AIC.

    I sure some quality will be lost but it's worth a shot because it's free.
     
  3. ChemiosMurphy macrumors 6502

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    Use MpegStreamClip and convert them to DV files. Don't use h.264, more compressed.
     
  4. NeoMayhem macrumors 6502a

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    I think somebody asks this every week. Mpeg Streamclip is by far the best way to do this, but you do need the $20 mpeg2 codec from apple for it to work with DVDs. If you have FCE or FCP, this codec is included.
     
  5. lfarrow thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So i am still new to all this ripping DVD stuff.

    Could you lay out settings and such? Like a step by step so i can get the BEST quality?

    I dont know how to do this at all really so i would appreciate a good step by step

    Lucas
     
  6. Lunchbox16 macrumors member

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    I, too, have an interest in this question. I have a number of old home movies that I recently got converted to digital format and put on DVD. I want to be able to rip the video from the DVD, edit it, and make it into a nice DVD with chapters and the like. My biggest concern is loss of quality. The original files were from VHS-C and I don't want to use any file formats that will affect the image quality. So, more specifically to the original question, what program will allow one to convert ripped DVD files to a format where they can be manipulated in iMovie or iDVD without losing quality? I have used MacTheRipper in the past and am sort of familiar with that; it should not degrade the video quality. If I use MTR to rip what, then, would I use to convert to an editable file format WITHOUT losing quality?

    Many thanks!
     

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