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Old December 1st, 2008, 04:25 PM   #1
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Help! Need to rip DVD footage!

New to FCP 6.0.4 Client has DVD footage (unprotected on disc..they own all footage) and they need me to pull out the video, make some changes and re output.

Any tutorials or help would be much appreciated.
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Old December 1st, 2008, 04:41 PM   #2
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New to FCP 6.0.4 Client has DVD footage (unprotected on disc..they own all footage) and they need me to pull out the video, make some changes and re output.

Any tutorials or help would be much appreciated.
Squared 5 - MPEG Streamclip video converter for Mac OS X

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Old December 2nd, 2008, 12:40 PM   #3
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Just a little hint out of experience...
Choose the appropriate VOB file(s) as input in MPSC. Choose as output codec MotionJPEG A
(slightly larger) or MotionJPEG B (slightly smaller). Both ensure max output picture quality. You'll be amazed :-) P.
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 02:26 PM   #4
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Ok...I tried Squared 5 and got nowhere...can get the file to export with Audio or more than 5 seconds' worth of video.

Anyone have another way to get VOB files off a DVD in a step by step format? At a loss here...
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 02:32 PM   #5
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Ok...I tried Squared 5 and got nowhere...can get the file to export with Audio or more than 5 seconds' worth of video.
If you can't get more than five seconds then you are missing a step (or two) somewhere. Are you getting any prompts when you select the DVD?

Tell us what your steps are when using MPEG Streamclip.
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 04:43 PM   #6
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If you can't get more than five seconds then you are missing a step (or two) somewhere. Are you getting any prompts when you select the DVD?

Tell us what your steps are when using MPEG Streamclip.

Mike,

I'm all for free software, but sometimes it makes some sense to pay for professional solutions and support a developer who has a financial incentive to keep up with OS changes and support users directly.

In that spirit, there's an inexpensive program ($25) available online called DVDxDV - that will rip a DVD directly into a Quicktime DV file that you can import into FCP without any hassle.

the website is DVDxDV

I used the base program for 2-3 years an the Pro version for an additional 2 years and it's never failed to perform to expectations.

FWIW
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 08:56 PM   #7
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Ok...I tried Squared 5 and got nowhere...can get the file to export with Audio or more than 5 seconds' worth of video.

Anyone have another way to get VOB files off a DVD in a step by step format? At a loss here...
When choosing the DVD, make sure you have MPEGStreamclip fix the timecode breaks or you'll only get video up to the first time code break.

Also pick the right codec (DV/DVCPro) and up the quality slider to 100%. All other controls should be already set.

This is the program to use.
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 09:24 PM   #8
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I use this one... very easy... put the DVD in the computer, right click your mouse and tell
the software where you want the files and it rips them... it also rips bluray.... and its even
on sale :-)

SlySoft AnyDVD | any dvd, region free, dvd copy, copy dvd movies, dvd decoder, dvd ripper, macrovision, dvd copying software
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 11:22 PM   #9
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Figured it out!

Ok, here's what I did...

I have a program called Handbrake.

First, I used Handbrake to save the file as an .m4v

Them I used QT pro to export that movie in uncompressed format and dragged it into the timeline. Seems to be working with minimal reduction in quality.
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 11:37 PM   #10
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I use this one... very easy... put the DVD in the computer, right click your mouse and tell
the software where you want the files and it rips them... it also rips bluray.... and its even
on sale :-)

SlySoft AnyDVD | any dvd, region free, dvd copy, copy dvd movies, dvd decoder, dvd ripper, macrovision, dvd copying software

Looks like it's for PC only...I'm on a MAC
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Old December 3rd, 2008, 08:08 AM   #11
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Craig MPSC is an awfully easy app.

PM me your phone number and I'll call you to guide you through the process.

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Ok, here's what I did...

I have a program called Handbrake.

First, I used Handbrake to save the file as an .m4v

Them I used QT pro to export that movie in uncompressed format and dragged it into the timeline. Seems to be working with minimal reduction in quality.
i second handbrake

my workflow was

dvd>HQ .mp4>ProRes

best of luck

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Old December 3rd, 2008, 08:15 AM   #13
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To extract DVD vob files to mp4 is not advisable as this is a highly compressed file format. to go uncompressed thereafter does not restore previously lost image data. Better to choose a less compressed format or go to something like DV, DVCPPro or Prorez right from the start.

Proven workflow:

Take DV at least or (on a Mac with QT) take MotionJPEG A at 75% quality, for compactness and overall picture quality.
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Old December 3rd, 2008, 04:56 PM   #14
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We use Cinematize with nice results.

Cinematize 2, DVD Extraction Tool, Product Overview
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Old December 3rd, 2008, 05:40 PM   #15
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Of course in moments of sheer desperation when software fails you can hook up a camcorder to a dvd and record the dvd.
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