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a batch list and a dvd

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FedericoStagi Calculating status...
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Mar 27, 2013 6:03 AM

Hi, sorry for my english.

I have a problem, I need to automatically capture (using a batch list)some clip video from a dvd into final cut.

I don't know if and how it is possible.

If it's possible, I need to buy a specific capture hardware? Or I must buy some other software?


  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (12,945 points)
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    Mar 27, 2013 7:17 AM (in response to FedericoStagi)

    You need to use MPEG STreamclip to open the DVD and export to a QuickTime file.



  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (12,945 points)
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    Mar 27, 2013 9:14 AM (in response to FedericoStagi)

    No Problem. But out of curiosity, why you can't use Quick Time in FCP?

  • Meg The Dog Level 6 Level 6 (9,385 points)
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    Mar 27, 2013 9:55 AM (in response to FedericoStagi)

    Is this DVD a data disc with the video clips on it? Are you asking how to ingest these clips from a batch list? Or is the DVD a finished DVD video disc with a VIDEO_TS folder?



  • Nick Holmes Level 7 Level 7 (29,805 points)
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    Mar 28, 2013 7:10 AM (in response to FedericoStagi)

    > I need to directly connect a dvd player to a mac


    Then you need some type of capture card from Kona, BlackMagic etc or an external AD converter such as those in the Canopus range:


    >so I can use a batch list for capuring clips into Final Cut


    You still won't be able to batch capture - DVD doesn't have EBU/SMPTE timecode and FCP can't control the player, you will have to use the Non-Controllable device setup and press play/stop yourself.


    Might as well go with Russ' original answer and use MPEG Streamclip.

  • darbypsnm Level 3 Level 3 (720 points)
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    Mar 28, 2013 10:13 AM (in response to FedericoStagi)

    Premiere will not do this either.


    If you only need certain clips from the DVD at said DVD time (37:13 to 38:44) I would use MPG Streamclip as Russ suggested.

    Copy the Video_TS to your desktop.

    Open a VOB in Streamclip. You should be giving the option to open all.

    Set in and out points for your specific times and export to a flavor of ProRes.


    You may want to name the clips with the time they represent as there will be no TC reference in the newly exported clip and the original DVD time. Be sure and backup your newly created clips as they will be the only reference for future edits of the same clips. Instead of batch capturing from a tapy you will just be relinking to the new clips you have created.


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