Convert Blu-ray to DNxHD for editing in Avid Media Composer

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Convert Blu-ray to DNxHD for editing in Avid Media Composer

In fact, there is hardly anything Avid Media Composer doesn’t support. It is completely geared towards any kind of workflow, be it cinema-based, television-based or internet-based. However, you want to import some clips on Blu-ray into Avid Media Composer for editing, you’ll be disappointed.

Since the lossy video compression format DNxHD was introduced in 2004. DNxHD is a video codec intended to be usable as both an intermediate format suitable for use while editing and as a presentation format. DNxHD is very similar to JPEG. Every frame is independent and consists of VLC-coded DCT coefficients. It is widely recognized in the professional market for use in post-production that supports up to 1080P and brings Avid Media Composer editors a strong processing capacity with stunning 1080P resolution. And, I am looking for a solution that will allow me to rip and convert Blu-rays to DNxHD for editing in Avid Media Composer. I have downloaded the trial versions of both Blu-ray Ripper and its video converter but neither seems to be able to do the job:

  • Blu-ray Ripper properly reads the Blu-ray but, has no option for exporting to DNxHD codec and the ability to modify or create custom presets seems to be very limited.
  • Video Converter will output to DNxHD but, does not properly read the Blu-ray.

Obviously, this Blu-ray ripping software is not the Blu-ray to DNxHD ripper that I am looking for so I have to wander around if there is Blu-ray ripper that rips Blu-rays to DNxHD? While I was ripping my Blu-rays to MOV, I see Acrok Video Converter Ultimate. Although it does not support iTunes M4V movies, Acrok works great for Blu-ray, DVDs and I found a profile for DNxHD and guess what? It is working flawlessly and I assume Acrok Video Converter Ultimate Converter is the very Blu-ray to Avid Media Composer ripper and you can also have it to rip and convert Blu-ray disc to DNxHD for editing on Windows 10 and macOS 10.15 Catalina.

How to Rip and Convert Blu-rau to DNxHD for Editing in Avid Media Composer?

While I just want to edit this single Blu-ray files in Avid Media Composer, there is no need for me to go for a Blu-ray Ripper.

Please follow the below two buttons to download, install and launch Blu-ray to DNxHD Converter and put the Blu-ray into your Blu-ray drive to get ready.

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Step 1. Add Blu-ray to the powerful Blu-ray Ripper. Click the Load Disc icon on the top to do so. If you already have a Blu-ray in the Blu-ray drive and then open the ripper to rip for Avid Media Composer, it will automatically ask you to load the Blu-ray as you see below:

Blu-ray to Avid Media Composer Converter

If you have your Blu-ray saved to the hard drive instead of on the disc, click the drop-down menu to load from Blu-ray ISO or Blu-ray folder. You will then be asked to main or all movies. I’d like to recommend Main Movies Only for most Blu-rays. All Movies are recommended for TV shows or workout Blu-rays etc.

Step 2. Go to the drop-down menu of “Format” and go Editing Software tab, scroll down and locate DNxHD for the output.

Convert Blu-ray to DNxHD MOV for editing in Media Composer

You will see the predicted output file size is huge. This is because Avid Media Composer requires high bitrate and the default resolution for the DNxHD in Blu-ray to DNxHD Converter for Avid Media Composer is 1920×1080 on Windows version and Mac. If your Blu-ray movie id 4K resolurion, please click “Settings” to set the output video resolution. And, feel free to set the video and audio codec, bitrate, etc and save the profiles as you own.

Step 3. Also, I don’t always have to edit the whole Blu-ray in Avid Media Composer. Most of the time, I just need a short clip and rip a short part of a Blu-ray to DNxHD. If this is your case as well, go to Edit button and cut or delete the parts.

Edit Blu-ray video via Blu-ray to Media Composer Converter

Step 4. You are free to set the output or merge different titles into one MOV file for DNxHD. Or just click on the big Convert button to start ripping Blu-rays to DNxHD and after that, go and see how perfect the copy you get for DNxHD!

Tips: Acrok names this nice and powerful Blu-ray to DNxHD Ripper as a 4K Video Converter, so actually you always need to convert videos in MKV, M2TS, AVI to DNxHD as well and you are even able to batch convert videos along with Blu-rays!

Save $13.80 for Blu-ray to DNxHD Ripper

Acrok offers a free trial and the trial version of Video Converter Ultimate is restricted. It is recommended to have a trial first and see how it works for converting Blu-rays to DNxHD you before you buy. Acrok Video Converter Ultimate is sold at $69.00 for lifetime license but here I have a 20% discount for you and you save $13.80. Also, you are able to save 20% for other Acrok software as well. Please note the discount is only available here.

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