Premiere Pro won't import DVD? Resolved!

Summary: This article mainly shows you how to rip and convert DVD to MPEG-2, so that you can have a smooth workflow of editing DVD movies on Premiere Pro.

As an ideal video editing tool, Adobe Premiere Pro has been widely used by video professionals. The one you choose is mainly based on the source material. Therefore there must be some occasions when you want to edit your favorite DVD movies on Premiere Pro for making some modifications. As we all know, though Adobe Premiere supports lots of video and audio format, such as 3GP, 3G2, ASF, DV-AVI, DV, FLV/F4V, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPEG, MPE, MPG, WMV, etc. etc. it doesn't support DVD importing like most video editing software. Then there is any possible to edit DVD in Premiere Pro on earth?

In general, for those homemade DVDs, you can just copy the folder Video_TS of your DVDs to your computer. Open the folder and rename all the files with the extension VOB to MPG. That's it. Premiere Pro will now import them. But for videos encrypted in commercial DVD, Adobe Premiere Pro doesn't include the software needed to decrypt DVDs and extract file out. The obvious solution is to actually rip the DVD to Adobe Premiere Pro compatible file format such as MPEG-2.

The current software options for ripping a DVD movie to Adobe Premiere Pro are virtually endless. The most used software for us is Brorsoft DVD Ripper. As a Windows friendly program, its user-friendly interface and powerful capacity is suitable for both novice and pro alike Windows users. You can choose to rip one title or the entire DVD to MPEG-2 favored by Premiere Pro on Windows(Windows10 included). Plus, you can also trim, crop, add effect and merge files. This excellent DVD to Premiere Converter allows you to customize resolution, frame rate, bit rate for video, you can just keep the highest setting to get the ideal output effect. A good news is that it has its equivalent version for Mac users - DVD Ripper for Mac to extract DVD content and backup on your Mac.

How to Rip DVD movies to Premiere Pro with ease

Step 1. Load DVD movies

After downloading, install and run the program. As you can see, you can add the DVD movies you want to rip by clicking the “DVD disc” button on the main interface.

Step 2. Choose output format

Hit the Format box and select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas –> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as output format and then set the output destination as you want.

Tips: Adjust video and audio parameters if you need, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., in the Profile Settings Our recommendation of the settings is shown on the screen shot.

Step 3. Start converting DVD to Adobe Premiere

Finally, click Convert button to begin the DVD to MPEG-2 ripping. After the conversion finished, you can get the videos highly compatible with Adobe Premiere Pro CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6. Just launch Adobe Premiere Pro and import the converted videos to it and enjoy editing.

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