How to Native Edit Blu-ray files in Avid Media Composer

To import the footage on Blu-ray to Avid Media Composer for editing, you need first to convert and rip Blu-ray to Avid compatible format. Here is how to do it.

In case you guys ever want to import a Blu-ray to Avid Media Composer for editing, let me walk you through what I recently did. As you know, Avid doesn’t support Blu-ray format. To get Blu-ray movies to Avid Media Composer, you will need to rip a Blu-ray to Avid compatible format. Now I will give you my advice which was directed at how to rip Blu-ray for importing to Avid Media Composer. I’ll be happy if this helps someone down the road.

Based on my experience, to get the footage from Blu-ray to Avid MC for editing, you'll need to convert Blu-ray to Avid Media Composer most compatible DNxHD .MOV format first. In order to perform the task smoothly, I recommend you a powerful Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Mac which has an exclusive function to support Blu-rays and DVDs to editing tools, such as Adobe, Avid even FCP.

With it, the Mac users can directly load Blu-ray/DVD disc, blu-ray/DVD folder or IFO/ISO files with no CSS, region code or analogue copy protections from Blu-ray/DVDs to the software for converting/ripping into mpeg or DNxHD MOV format with the best quality and fastest speed for Premiere and Avid editing.

PS:If you are a PC user, then Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper Windows is your best choice.

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How to Convert and Import Blu-ray clips into Avid Media Composer
Note: For Ripping Blu-ray to Avid on Mac, a Mac compatible BD driver is needed.

Step 1. Load Blu-ray movies
Insert the Blu-ray disc into your BD drive and click "Load Blu-ray" icon to import the Blu-ray movies. In addition, click the main file of the Blu-ray movies you can select the subtitle and audio track as you like.

Step 2: Select output format
Click the format bar or the pull down menu of “Format” to select output format.
If you want to edit your blu-ray movies in Avid Media Composer, then just choose Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as an output format.

Step 3: Start to rip Blu-ray movies to DNxHD MOV
Tap "Convert" button to start the Blu-ray to Avid conversion under Mac OS X. After the conversion, importing the ripped video files to your editing tools should be smooth and simple .

Additional Tip:
Adjust the video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality before starting conversion.

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