Summary: The article shows you the easiest way to import Blu-ray and DVD video files to After Effects for editing without problems.
As a big Blu-ray/DVD discs owner, you may have met the problems when loading BD/DVD movie files into After Effects like this:
In short, what is the best way to rip from a DVD, given that the footage ripped is to be used in Adobe After Effects 6.5?
Currently I’m using Nero Recode 2, which rips quickly, but insists on creating the ripped video is a .mp4 file ie mpeg4 video. After Effects will import this, though it flags that it doesn’t recognise the format, so well done to After Effects for importing a format it doesn’t think it knows.
However once in After Effects, the footage is tremendously (too) slow to work with, and outputting it as a different video format takes hours – I left it running overnight to convert 20 minutes of video to jpegs !!! There must be a better way !!! All help appreciated …
If you want to edit the collected Blu-rays/DVD in Adobe After Effects before sharing, posting or playing, then you need a Blu-ray/DVD to AE Converter.
At first, Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper and Blu-ray Ripper for Mac are the converting tools that my friend recommend to me. Easy convert the video files from your Blu-ray/DVD to work with After Effects beautifully with MPEG-2 format in fast speed.
Now I am very impressed with it, it is really a good BD/DVD conversion program to helps me convert my favourite Blu-ray and DVD movies to editable formats not only for After Effects editing, but also for useing in different NLE apps, such as Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro and more. Just follow the step-by-step guide below to get the work done smoothly.
Correctly and losslessly convert Blu-ray/DVD to Adobe After Effects editable format with ease
Step 1. Load source Blu-ray/DVD movie
Launch this Blu-ray Ripper for Win/Mac and click disc button to import Blu-ray/DVD movies into the program. When the movies are loaded, you can select the subtitles and audio track as you like.
Step 2. Choose output format
Click “Format” bar to determine output format. For natively editing in After Effects, you are recommended to choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as the best profile for native editing Blu-ray in Adobe After Effects.
Step 3. Video, Audio settings
If you would like to customize the video and audio parameters, you can click “settings”, adjust the parameters as you want, like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sampling rate, bit rate, channels.
Step 4. Start conversion on Win/Mac
Click “Convert” to start ripping Blu ray media to MPEG-2 format for native editing in Adobe After Effects. When the conversion is finished, you can import and edit Blu-ray files in Adobe After Effects easily.
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