As a non-linear video editing application, Final Cut Express produces advanced video editing for files in MOV, DV, MP4, etc. which has made it a little bit troublesome to import DVD to Final Cut Express, as DVD file formats are not recognized by Final Cut Express. So, if you want to import DVD to Final Cut Express for advanced video editing, you should adopt a DVD Ripper for Mac to firstly convert DVD to Final Cut Express recognized video file formats and then you can import DVD to FCE for editing. This tutorial would guide you on how to import DVD to Final Cut Express with the help of DVD to Final Cut Express Converter.
The following steps would make a clear guide for you to know how to import DVD to FCE (Final Cut Express). Before the guide, you should make some preparation work: download DVD to FCE Converter and install it.
Add DVD to the DVD to Final Cut Express Converter
After you have installed the DVD to Final Cut Express Converter, launch it and then, drag-and-drop your DVD files to input or click "Load DVD" icon on the left processing panel to add DVD movies to this DVD to Final Cut Express Converter to convert DVD to FCE recognized file formats. You may make some settings here, like reordering DVD chapters and titles, choosing subtitle and audio, previewing and snapping screenshot, etc.
Set Final Cut Express recognized profile
By clicking the default iPod touch icon in the end of each DVD title on the left processing panel, you can set output profile for your DVD movies. Choose the profile which is compatible by Final Cut Express, like MOV, DVD, MP4, etc.
Convert DVD to FCE supported file formats
After you have set the output profile for DVD movies, return to the home interface and click "Convert" icon on the bottom right to start converting DVD to Final Cut Express.
Import DVD to FCE with the converted DVD files
After step 3, you have got converted video files compatible with Final Cut Express from your DVD. Launch FCE, go to "file > import movies". Select the converted videos then click "import". Now you can edit DVD with Final Cut Express.
This DVD to Final Cut Express Converter also supports some video editing features during converting DVD to Final Cut Express, including cropping DVD video size, trimming DVD video duration, adjusting DVD video effects, adding image or text watermark and parameter settings for video and audio in DVD. Click how to edit DVD videos with DVD to Final Cut Express Converter for detailed video editing guide.