How to Edit Blu-ray Footage with Avid MC 2018?


Q: “I have recently update my Avid MC to newest 2018 edition, and I’d like edit some video clips from Blu-ray discs with Avid. Any solutions?”

Avid Media Composer has been on a big update path in recent years getting a ton of much need features as well as some cool new stuff along the way so seeing what is on the horizon should give Avid editors more confidence in their tool. For Blu-ray collectors, if you have problems to import and edit Blu-ray footage with Avid MC 2018, you have come to right place. The rest of this article will tell how to do and please keep on reading.

As you see Avid MC 2018 doesn’t natively support the encrypted Blu-ray discs as input, the best way for you is to transcode/convert Blu-ray footage to Avid MC 2018 edit-friendly formats in advance. If the discs are encrypted, you’ll need to remove the copy protection as well.

To finish the task, a proper Blu-ray to Avid converter is needed. Here, Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Mac is highly recommended to rip/convert any (protected) Blu-ray disc to Avid MC 2018 compatible i.g. DNxHD(*.mov) formats while keeping original quality. Besides, this easy-to-use and professional Blu-ray ripping tool also provides more edit-friendly formats like: Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) for iMovie, ProRes for Final Cut Pro X, DNxHD for Avid MC and more to satisfy your different needs. If you’re a Windows user, please turn to Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper.

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Steps to Convert Blu-ray Footage for Editing in Avid MC 2018

NOTE: Anywhere from 30 to 60 GB of hard disk space is needed depending on what you’re ripping. Blu-Rays are big, and we’re going to rip the whole thing to our drive first, so depending on the movie you’re ripping and the quality you want in your final movie file, you’ll need a good amount of space. Here, Mac version Blu-ray ripper taken as example, Windows share the same way except tiny differences on interface.

Step 1. Load Blu-ray Movies

Install and run the best Blu-ray to Avid converter, then click “load disc” icon to load your Blu-ray movies to the program. Here, DVD disc, BD/DVD Video_TS folder, ISO/IFO files are supported as well.


Step 2. Choose a proper output format

Click “Format” icon on the main interface and choose Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as output format. It ensures the best quality while working with the output files in Avid MC 2018.

Tips: If you like, you can click the “Setting” button to adjust the output video and audio parameters like bitrate, sample rate, resolution, size, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio volume, audio channel and more. 

Step 3. Start Ripping Blu-ray for Avid MC 2018

With above settings, click the “Convert” button to convert Blu-ray footage to DNxHD .mov for Avid MC 2018. After the conversion, you can click “Open” button to get the generated MOV files effortlessly. Now, you have no hassle to import the converted Blu-ray footage to Avid MC 2018 for further editing.

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  1. 27th March 2018

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