“I am running Final Cut Pro 7 on Mac OS X Lion 10.7. From the age of 8, I would like to collect all kinds of DVDs or Blu-rays, and and some came from my friends, now I’m 20 years old, I want to extract part of the meaning from these DVD discs to Final Cut Pro X for editing, and then I can make DVD video as I want, as myself birthday gift, at the same time, also regard it as my childhood memories, a souvenir. So, is there a tool can convert movies from DVD to Final Cut Pro compatible formats? I’ve been hearing some free video converter tool and tried. However, the video quality is very bad after the conversion. Or FCP does not support the converted codec. Now, I only want a simple workflow with Final Cut Pro. Any suggestions. Thanks!”
For Mac users, Final Cut Pro 7 is really a very good tool to edit DVD movies. However, before loading DVD movies to Final Cut Pro 7 for editing, we need to do some work in advance.
As far as I know, the best compatinle video codec for working in Final Cut Pro is Apple ProRes Codec, which uses I-frame–only (intraframe) encoding, providing faster rendering and real-time playback performance, and has a generous color sample ratio and bit depth, allowing for higher-quality rendering of visual effects. So if you want to edit DVD movies in Final Cut Pro 7 without loss of quality, you may have to convert DVD to ProRes 422 or ProRes 4444 MOV under Mac OS X Lion 10.7. Here I recommend you a powerful Mac DVD to ProRes Converter – Pavtube Mac iMedia Converter, the program designed for Mac users to edit and rip DVDs to almost all other popular video and audio format.
Mac iMedia Converter is a practical app helping you Covnert DVD to ProRes 4444 in MOV format. It supports convert Blu-ray, DVD, ISO files and 1080p cameras/camcorders footages to Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 (LT), Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) and Apple ProRes 4444, any of which would be nicely accepted by Final Cut Pro. It also can transcode all videos and movies to editable HD video formats for non-linear editing software like iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Studio, Avid, Adobe Premiere etc. The HD footage can be compressed to SD video clips for storage when you wanna save storage space.
ProRes 422 (Proxy) – For craft editing or offline editing on a MacBook or MacBook Pro.
ProRes 422 (LT) – For projects such as news, sports, and multicam events that require reduced file sizes at broadcast quality.
ProRes 4444 – For compositing and digital workflows that require the highest-possible image fidelity.
Guide: How to convert DVD movies to ProRes 4444 MOV for Final Cut Pro 7 on Mac OS X?
Free Download Mac DVD to ProRes Converter.
Step 1. Install and run this Mac iMedia Converter. Bring out your DVD disk movie, insert it into your Mac DVD Rom, click “” icon, load DVD files, you’ll see all the DVD info listed in the software.
Step 2. Check the needed chapter or titles to be transcoded, and then choose the ideal output video format. For example, you can select “Final Cut Pro” -> “Apple ProRes 4444 (*.mov)“, or “Final Cut Pro” -> “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)“, etc
If necessary, you can change the a/v parameters by entering into “Settings” window.
Step 3. Specify an output folder to store the final Apple ProRes MOV files, this step is optional, if you don’t set it, the final videos will be saved in the default folder.
Before transcode DVD to ProRes MOV, you can also make some simple DVD editing with the Mac iMedia Converter: Trim DVD, split DVD, crop DVD, merge DVD, effect DVD, etc.
Finally, click “Convert” button to start converting DVD to ProRes 4444 or ProRes 422.
When the conversion finishes, you can open the MOV video files, and import MOV to Final Cut Pro 7 for editing.
If you want to make fantastic video, you can refer to the article – How to burn MOV files to DVD on Windows?