Thursday, April 3, 2014

How to ingest and convert Blu-ray/DVD to Apple Aperture 3 for editing, playing on Mac

Summary: In this article, you can get the info of covnerting Blu-ray/DVD movies to Apple Aperture 3 compatible codec for editing.

"Is there any way I could adopt to import/load my Blu-ray and DVD movies to Aperture 3 to complete some video editings? If possible, what do I need and what are the steps?"

The answer is no doubt Yes. As an ideal video editing tool, Apple Aperture 3 has full multi-media capabilities. That's right. Finally something that handles all those video files from your HD dSLR. Import, rate, scrub video, trim your clips. Add audio. Make a full-on OVIE within Aperture or export to Final Cut Pro. Insanely cool. Since Aperture can't accept loading your Blu-ray/DVDs, you only need to rip and convert Blu-ray/DVD movies to Aperture compatible videos on your Mac computer.

To make Blu-ray/DVD friendly with Apple Aperture 3, it's a good choice to convert BD/DVD to Apple Aperture 3 best supported video formats, such as Apple Prores MOV, and then you can edit Blu-ray/DVD videos in Apple Aperture 3 smoothly. You can follow the easy steps below.

Import and Edit Blu-ray/DVD in Apple Aperture 3 with the best Blu-ray Ripper for Mac

Step 1: Load your disc.

Get this Best Mac BDMagic installed here; you can order a license directly or download a trial version for free before purchase. This software does a good job in decrypting and transcoding Blu-rays/DVDs so that you can easily get the files you want, no matter audio/video only, or both. There is a disc icon on the top left which let you load from disc, folder or ISO/IFO respectively.
Step 2. Choose your Output directory down which is marked as 2.

For editing Blu-ray movies in Apple Aperture 3, the Prores is preferred. Click "Format" and choose "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(*.mov)".

PS: It has various profiles and formats so that you can rip blu-ray/dvd to various formats according to your needs.

Step 3. set up frame rate, bitrate and other output settings.

Click Settings, you can find file details including codec, size, bitrate and frame rate. You are able to fix them according to your needs. FYI: the higher bitrate you choose, the better video quality it outputs.

Step 4. Now just press the big circular "Start Conversion" button to convert Blu-ray/DVD to Prores MOV for Apple Aperture 3 and let it do its magic.

After converting, you can load your Blu-ray/DVD movies to Apple Aperture 3 for editing as you want, now you can have a try.

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