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Old September 13th, 2009, 11:07 AM   #1
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capture DVD into FCP

Hello,

I need to capture some footage on a DVD into Final Cut, but am not sure how to go about it. Do I need a special capture card (black magic?), or can I capture straight from the DVD drive on my MacPro?

Can anyone describe their process?

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Old September 13th, 2009, 11:41 AM   #2
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While you could capture directly into FCP using various methods there's a far easier way that doesn't require any special hardware. MPEG Streamclip. Download that free app from Squared-5 and use that to copy-off the entire disk or just a segment.

This assumes of course that the DVD isn't copy-protected and/or you have permission from the content owner to rip it's content.
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Old September 13th, 2009, 10:04 PM   #3
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I archive multicamera live switched convention video feeds to a DVD recorder. When I'm called upon to deliver keynote speaker DVDs, I do as Robert suggests and break out QuickTime compliant files for editing in FCP using MPEG Streamclip. Do a Google search, it's a free download (and worth millions of times what it costs... <wink>)
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Old September 14th, 2009, 05:11 PM   #4
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I'll also vote for Streamclip. Just last week our PR dept received a DVD they wanted to pull some clips from. I just exported the whole disk as DV and went on my lunch break. Afterwards it was really simple to pull the clips they wanted and do a quick edit.
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