How to Work Blu-ray Movies with Avid Media Composer?

Diana Joan

Sep 05, 2016 08:52 am / Posted by Diana Joan

As the industry standard for professional video editing software, Avid Media Composer offer an array of editing tools such as Animatte, time warp, color correction, stereoscopic editing, chromakey, keyframing, etc for creative editoral. It has full media compatibility and supports to directly access and edit a wide range of file-based formats from a variety of camera manufacture. For professional video editor with Avid Media Composer, sometimes, you may wish to edit some scenes on Blu-ray movies with Avid Media Composer? How about the workflow of Blu-ray with Avid Media Composer.

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Work Blu-ray movie with Avid Media Composer

Due to the encryption and copy protection equipped on Blu-ray disc and also the Blu-ray video format's incompatibility with Avid Media Composer, you may find that it is pretty difficult to load Blu-ray movies into Avid. Fortunately, there are many Blu-ray Ripper application on the market can assist you to remove protection from Blu-ray disc and also rip and convert Blu-ray to Avid Media Composer supported editing formats. After much comparsion, you may finally settle on Pavtube BDMagic (review), the program keeps constant update (MKB61) with support for all the new released Blu-ray movies. You can not only use to it load common high resolution Blu-ray disc, BDMV folder and ISO image file, but also 3D Blu-ray and 4K Blu-ray movies. As for the output option, the program can beneficially transcode Blu-ray to Avid Media Composer best editing format - DNxHD codec, which Avid DNxHD is a revolutionary 10 and 8-bit HD encoding technology that significantly reduces storage and bandwidth requirements while providing mastering-quality HD media.

Edit Blu-ray movies before conversion

It would be a waste of time to do some simple video editing such as video merging, cropping, flipping, rotating, etc with such a professional video editing application. You can just complete all those simple video editing task with the program's built-in video editing tools before moving the footage into Avid Media Composer. You can flip the video horizontally or vertically, rotate video clockwise or counterclockwise to get it displayed in the right angle, trim or cut video to remove unwanted parts or segments, crop video to cut off unwanted black borders or area, personalize video with video/image/transparent text watermark, split large video into small parts by file size, count or length, merge separate video clips into one, adjust picture effect like brightness, contrast, saturation or apply special rendering effects like Gray, Flip Color or Aged Flim, etc to your video or add external SRT/ASS/SSA subtitles to Blu-ray movies.

For Mac users, please turn to download Pavtube BDMagic for Mac to get the job done on macOS Sierra.

How to Import and Edit Blu-ray Movies with Avid Media Composer with Best Workflow?

Step 1: Load Blu-ray disc into the program.

Insert Blu-ray into an internal or exnternal optical drive. Launch the progrm, on the main interface, click "File" > "Load Disc" button to browse to disc drive and import source movie into this app.

Step 2: Output Avid Media Composer best editing editing formats.

Click "Format" bar, from its drop-down options, select one of Avid Media Composer high quality and high performance editing file formats "Avid DNxHD 1080p(*.mov)" under "Avid Media Composer" drop-down list.

Step 3: Edit Blu-ray chapters.

On the top tool bar on the main interface, click the pencial like icon to open "Video Editor" window, you can trim Blu-ray movies to remove the unwanted parts by setting the start and end time, crop to remove the black borders or unwanted area by dragging the dash line around the video frame, flip video, add text/image/video watermark, change video picture effect, replace/remove audio in video, add external subtitles, etc.

Step 4: Begin the conversion.

Click the "Convert" button to start commercial Blu-ray to Avid Media Composer best editing codec conversion process. When the conversion is completed, you will have no problem to import video to Avid Media Composer for high quality and high performance post video editing.


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