Import and Edit Blu-ray Movies with Davinci Resolve 12

Diana Joan

Sep 02, 2016 08:28 am / Posted by Diana Joan

For Flimmaking enthusiasters, it is likely that you will want to extract some of classic scenes from your favorite old movies on Blu-ray disc and then import all those scenes into the world's most advanced color corrector to edit, color correct, finish and deliver all from one system.

Media compatibility of Blu-ray disc with Davinci Resolve

Although Davinci Resolve claims to handle more type of file formats than other non-linear video editing software. You will have no problem to edit and grade DPX, CIN, EXR, QuickTime, ProRes, DNxHD and MXF files all in real time. However, as for loading the data on Blu-ray disc into Davinci Resolve, it will be another story. On one hand, Sony's licensing on Blu-ray makes it difficult to copy or backup any data on Blu-ray disc into your local computer for Davnici Resolve editing. On the other hand, the compression codec used by the BDAV container format on Blu-ray disc are three mandatory video compression formats H.262/MPEG-2 Part 2, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC or SMPTE VC-1 and audio compression Dolby Digital, DTS or uncompressed Linear PCM, which are not included in Davinci Resolve 12 supported file formats list above.

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Rip Blu-ray to Davinci Resolve for smooth editing

To extract scenes from Blu-ray movies for Davinci Resolve 12 editing, you will need a powerful Blu-ray Ripping application to achieve that. There are many Blu-ray Ripper application on the market even some free options. However, you may find that Pavtube BDMagic (best Blu-ray Ripper review) does the job best for you. The program has upgraded with MKB61 which allows you to automatically bypass the AACS encryption and BD+ copy protection on all the Blu-ray disc even the recently released ones in the backaround. You can use the program to comprehensively convert ripped Blu-ray movies to any of Davinci Resolve 12 best favorable editing codec such as QuickTime, Apple Prores or DNxHD listed above according to your own needs.

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Edit Blu-ray movies before conversion

Before loading converted Blu-ray movies into Davinci Resolve for professional editing, you can do some simple editing with the program's built-in video editing tools. You can You can flip 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 Pavtube BDMagic for Mac to transcode Blu-ray for editing with Davinci Resolve on macOS Sierra.

How to Import and Edit Blu-ray Movies with Davinci Resolve?

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 Davinci Resolve 12 supported editing formats.

Click "Format" bar, from its drop-down options, select one of Davinci Resolve editable file formats such as "Avid DNxHD 1080p(*.mov)" under "Avid Media Composer" drop-down list. You can also choose to output "Apple Prores" or "QuickTime MOV" codec according to your own needs.

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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 Davinci Resolve supported editing codec conversion process. When the conversion is completed, you will have no problem to import video to Davinci Resolve 12 for high quality and high performance post video editing.


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