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Rip DVD to Import to Davinci Resolve for Editing

Davinci Resolve is originally designed for Hollywood’s elite colorists but there are more and more people that love to use it to create images that are simply impossible with other tools. Davinci Resolve itself supports MXF, MOV, MP4 videos with some high quality codec mainly. So, if you want to create a post production, you'd better make sure the source video is supported by Davinci. Here, today we would focus on how to make DVD editable in Davinci Resolve.

If you want to edit DVD with Davinci Resolve, the only way is to convert DVD to Davinci Resolve supported video format. Fortunately, it is not hard to get. With some DVD Ripping tool, you can easily remove DVD copy protection and re-encode DVD to MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DNxHD codec video for Davinci Resolve. Below is the best software we picked out for you.

Best DVD to Davinci Resolve Converter

Pavtube BDMagic for Mac is a professional DVD converting program which supports outputting various video formats ProRes MOV for Davinci Resolve 14/12.5/12/11. It can remove DVD copy protection like Region codes, CSS, etc then output Davinci Resolve compatible MOV, MP4 video files. It supports to output MPEG-4 MP4, DNxHD MOV, Apple ProRes 4444 XQ, Apple ProRes 4444, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 (LT), Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) for Davinci Resolve.

Besides DVD, it also can rip Blu-ray to Davinci Resolve editable video. Furthermore, you can configure audio and video settings when it comes to the codec, frame rate, sample frequency rate, channel mode and others. Additionally, you can edit video clips with built-in video editor to trim, crop, merge, split, rotate, flip, volume, add subtitle/watermakr and more to output video ideal footage for Davinci Resolve 14/12.5/12/11.

For Windows, Pavtube BDMagic is suggested to rip DVD to Davinci Resolve.

Steps to Extract DVD Clips for Davinci Resolve Editing

Step 1. Import DVD disc, DVD folder, IFO/ISO image files

Insert DVD disc to your ROM, click “Load from Disc” to import DVD disc directly from ROM. If you have IFO/ISO and DVD folder, choose the corresponding option to load DVD movies from your computer. The main title in your DVD will be checked by default; so let’s move on and choose format.

load DVD

Step 2. Choose Apple ProRes 422 LT

Click the “Format” drop-down list and choose “Final Cut Pro>Apple ProRes 422(LT)(*.mov)” as below for Davinci Resolve.

Choose Prores LT Preset


1. On the top tool bar on the main interface, click the pencial like icon to open "Video Editor" window, you can trim DVD 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.

2. Click the “Settings” button to adjust video size, bitrate and frame rate if you are not satisfied with default settings.

Adjust Prores LT Settings

Step 3. Start DVD to ProRes 422 LT Conversion for Davinci.

Click the big red “Convert” to start converting DVDs to ProRes LT codec. Ok, done! Hit “Open” or “Open output folder” to find the converted ProRes LT.

Finally, simply drag and drop DVD rips to get your media files on pool directly. Then you can edit the DVD rips in Davinci Resolve.

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