How do you import video from a Blu-ray into FCP?

Final Cut Pro kicked off a storm in the video-editing field when Apple first released it. Touting non-linear advanced and powerful editing features, it is definitely the best tool to edit and make your personalized videos or movies on Mac. Final Cut Pro can accept importing various video sources from cameras, drives, network locations, and camera archives. But not Blu-ray videos. Importing Blu-ray to FCP becomes a problem to be solved. This article focuses on how to get Blu-ray to FCP for free on MacBook/iMac and edit Blu-ray in FCP to create your own videos.

Edit Blu-ray in Final Cut Pro

Fortunately, there is an easy way for importing Blu-ray footage into Final Cut Pro X/7/6 successfully for further editing. In fact, ripping media off a Blu-ray to insert in your video project does not have to be a tricky process. To get the work done, you just need to convert Blu-ray to Final Cut Pro friendly format along with some help from third-party software. I mean you can achieve your goal smoothly with a professional Mac Blu-ray to Apple ProRes Converter.

The newly upgraded Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac will be a great helper, which enables you to easily rip and convert Blu-ray as well as DVD to Final Cut Pro compatible prores .mov and import your Blu-ray movie to FCP X/7/6 for editing on it in one fell swoop. Besides, you are allowed to edit the Blu-ray movies by trimming, flipping, adjusting video effects, creating 3D, etc. to get the very wanted part and effects as you like. With a much-needed injection of new features and overhauled interface, you will surely enjoy an easy but brand new Blu-ray ripping experience with this new Mac Blu-ray ripper. Just get it and follow the steps to complete your task. 

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Convert Blu-ray movies to ProRes MOV for editing in Final Cut Pro 

Note: If you are FCP X users, before you try to do the conversion, don't forget to make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.

Mac Blu-ray to FCP Converter

Step 1. Load Blu-ray movies 

Install and run the Mac Blu-ray to FCP Converter; load the Blu-ray movie from your Blu-ray drive and then drag the Blu-ray file to the program; Or you can click "Add Blu-ray" icon to draw into Blu-ray movies you want to rip. Alternatively, you can mount an ISO and import it. 

Step 2. Select output format 

Clicking "Select Format" bar and choose "Final Cut Pro X" or "Final Cut Pro 7" as output format from the "Editor" category under "Format". Good News is that the windows product can even create Apple Prores codec on Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Visita. 


a. To have a smooth playback and editing after conversion, for FCP 6, you can only choose ProRes 422 and ProRes 422(HQ) as export format; while, for FCP 7 and FCP X, ProRes 422(LT)/ProRes 444/ProRes 422(Proxy) are all supported. 

b. Click "..." to select the destination folder for output Blu-ray files storage and customize the video/audio settings for Final Cut Pro: 1920*1080 vide size; 30fps frame rate(for original 60fps videos) or 25fps frame rate(for original 50fps videos) by clicking "Setting".

FCP video settings

Step 3. Start the Blu-ray to Final Cut Pro Conversion 

After finish the above steps, start ripping Blu-ray to ProRes for FCP on Mac by clicking "Start" button. After the conversion, open Final Cut Pro for file importing:

For FCP 7/6:

Launch Final Cut Pro 7/FCP 6, choose File >> Import >> Files..., and browse to where you save the converted clips to. Choose the videos that you'd like to add.

Import video to FCP 7

For FCP X:

Choose Import > Media, and select files or file folder to navigate to the output files. Click "Choose" to import Blu-ray to Final Cut Pro.

Import video files to FCP X

Now, you have successfully imported Blu-ray to Final Cut Pro. And you'll find the imported video files under "All Clips" item, and right click to follow "Open in Timeline" and you can edit them freely. Then you can edit your treasured Blu-ray videos within Final Cut Pro freely as you like. 

More features of this Blu-ray to FCP converter:

Moreover, this Blu-ray converter can also help you convert Blu-ray to all other popular video formats AVI, MOV, MKV, WMV, FLV, MPG, etc. for playing and sharing on iPhone, iPad, Galaxy Tab, Galaxy Note, Blackberry, Google Nexus, Kindle Fire, Nook HD, TV, YouTube, Facebook, etc., backup Blu-ray to lossless MKV, multi-track MP4 bypassing the Blu-ray copy protection and copy Blu-ray to ISO.

About Apple ProRes:

ProRes 422 (Proxy): For craft editing or offline editing on a MacBook or MacBook Pro. 

ProRes 422 (LT): For projects such as news, sports, and multicam events that require reduced file sizes at broadcast quality. 

ProRes 4444: For compositing and digital workflows that require the highest-possible image fidelity. 

Apple ProRes 422 (HQ): This codec preserves visual quality at the same high level as Apple ProRes 4444, but for 4:2:2 image sources, and offers visually lossless preservation of the highest-quality professional HD video that a (single-link) HD-SDI signal can carry. 

Apple ProRes 422: This codec offers nearly all the benefits of Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), but at 66 percent of the data rate for even better multistream, real-time editing performance. 

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