How to Import DVD Clips to Pinnacle Studio for Editing?

Pinnacle Studio is an ideal Video editing software that good at editing various videos, photos and audio files in a perfect way. Actually, it supports the DVD discs formats as input but limited to unencrypted ones. That’s why a lot of users still have problems when try to import DVD Clips to Pinnal Studio for further editing. Fortunately, Pinnale Stuido doesn’t need to decrypt DVDs as there are viable work arounds. In this post, I’d like to share a simple way to solve your problem. Read on more details.

Part One. How to edit unprotected DVDs in Pinnacle Studio?

  • Put the DVD into your computer player, open the DVD in Explorer, copy the folder Video_TS to your computer.
  • Open the folder and rename all the files with the extension VOB to MPEG-2.
  • That’s it. Then your Pinnacle Studio will now import them.

Edit notes: If you can’t rename the VOB files from DVD discs and want to edit some copy protected DVD discs in Pinnacle Studio, you can turn to part two for solution.

Part Two. Rip all DVDs to Pinnacle Studio supported video formats for editing with ease

From Pinnacle Studio official website, we can see it native supports video formats as below:

Video Files

  • AVI Files (.avi)
  • MPEG-1/2 Files (.mpg, .mpeg, .mod, .m1v, m2v, .mp2)
  • MPEG-4 Files (.mp4)
  • AVCHD/HDV/M2T Files (.m2t, .m2ts, .mts)
  • TOD Files (.tod)
  • WMV Files (.wmv)
  • MOV Files (.mov)
  • 3GP Files (.3gp, .3g2, .skm)
  • Digital Video File (.dv, .dvsd)
  • iTunes Video File (.m4v)
  • YUV Files (.yuv, .2vuy)
  • ASF Files (.asf)
  • Internal Video Files (.dif, .ts2)
  • Matroska container files (.mkv)
  • Other Files (.dvd)
  • FlashVideo Files (.flv)

It’s a good ided to convert DVD clips to Pinnacle Studio supported videos for editing without hassle. You can take advantage of Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Windows/ Mac to remove all the protections from DVD discs and rip them to Pinnale Studio supported AVI, MPEG-2, WMV, MOV, MKV, FLV, etc. in ultra fast speed and high output quality. Besides, it also has customized settings for more NLE editing software like: DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie, etc.

Free Download DVD to Pinnacle Studio Converter:

dvd-ripper-for-windows-trail dvd-ripper-for-mac-trail

Step 1. Load DVD Clips

Install and run the best DVD to Pinnacle Studio converter, click the “Load Disc” button to load your DVD clips to the program.


Step 2. Select output format

Go to “Format” drop-down menu, and select “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” > “MPEG-2 (*.mpg)”, “MOV(AVC) (*.mov), “WMV(VC-1) (*.wmv)” as output format for Pinnacle Stuido.

Or you can choose other formats according to your devices.


Step 3. Start Ripping DVD for Pinnacle Studio

When everyting is ok, tap the Convert button to convert your DVD clips to Pinnacle Stuido supported formats. At the same time, DVD copy protection will be removed automatically.

Once finished, you can click Open button to quickly locate the converted files.

Now you’re able to edit the converted DVD clips in Pinnacle Studio without hassle.

Additional Tips:

If you not only wanna rip DVDs, but also intend to convert Blu-ray or HD Videos such as 4K XAVC/XAVC-S, MXF, MTS, MKV, WMV, MOV, M4V, AVI videos for editing in Pinnacle Studio, the all-in-one tool, Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate (or iMedia Converter for Mac) will be your first and best choice.

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