Rip Blu-ray to Davinci Resolve for Smooth Editing

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How can I edit a Blu-ray movie? I’m using Davinci Resolve 14.

What if you happen to have some Blu-ray movies or BDs and wanna import them into Davinci Resolve for editing? Davinci Resolve can’t load Blu-ray files. To solve this dilemma, you need to take a little up front time and set up a workflow that will convert your Blu-ray into a format that Davinci Resolve likes.

Actually, it’s not as difficult as you imagine. What you need is a just a Blu-ray Ripper like Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper | Blu-ray Ripper for Mac.

It supports ripping and convert any (protected) Blu-rays to Davinci Resolve compatible DNxHD, ProRes in fast speed and excellent quality, but also has customized settings like DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie, and other non-linear video editing software. Plus, it comes with all regular video editing tools like Trim, Crop, Effect, Subtitle, Watermark. For basic video editing tasks, you can even replace your Davinci Resolve with it.

How to Convert Blu-ray to Davinci Resolve

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.

Step 1. Install and run the best Blu-ray converter, click “Load From disc” button to load your Blu-ray movies to this program. When you load the Blu-ray disc, this software can detect the Blu-ray main title automatically.

Step 2. Click format column to Choose Avid Media Composer->Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as output format for DaVinci Resolve. Of course, Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) is also the best format to choose.

Tip: If you like, right click Settings icon to set video size (pix), and bitrate, frame rate, sample rate, etc.

Step 3. When everything is ready, click Convert button to rip Blu-ray to Davinci Resolve edit-friendly format.

Once finished, you can get the videos highly compatible with Davinci Resolve 11/12/13/14/15. Now launch Davinci Resolve and import the converted Blu-ray files to it and enjoy editing.

P.S. If you not only wanna rip Blu-rays, but also intend to convert Blu-ray, DVD or 4K/HD Videos such as 4K XAVC/XAVC-S, MXF, MTS, MKV, WMV, MOV, M4V, AVI videos for editing on Davinci Resolve, the all-in-one tool, Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate (or iMedia Converter for Mac) will be your first and best choice.

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