Q: “Is it possble to import Blu-ray clips to freeware VideoPad and do some editing? If so, how can I make it?”
VideoPad Video Editor is a free video editing application developed by NCH Software for the home and professional market. It supports various video formats from DV camcorder, VHS, webcam, or all common video file formats including avi, wmv, mpv, divx and many more. However, Blu-ray discs formats are not in the queue. If you want to import Blu-ray clips to VideoPad for further editing, you have come to the right place. Here’s how to do and please follow me.
To import and edit Blu-ray footage in VideoPad, there’re two main tasks you need to do. First, get the movies off the Blu-ray plastic discs and make video/audio files compatible with VideoPad. Second, if your Blu-ray discs are copy-protected, you need to bypass the copy protections as well. The job can be done relatively easy with the help of Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper (Win /Mac).
With it, you can quickly and easily remove Blu-ray copy protection and rip/convert Blu-ray to VideoPad compatible DivX .avi (preferred) and other formats without losing quality. Besides, you can also convert Blu-ray to an edit-friendly format for Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Movie Studio, PowerDirector and more.
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Guide: Convert Blu-ray Footage to VideoPad for Editing
Windows Version Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper taken as example, Mac share the same steps. Just keep in mind you have download the right version, Windows platform .exe files cannot be installed on macOS – and vice versa.
Step 1. Import Blu-ray Clips
Install and run the Blu-ray to VideoPad Converter, click “Load From disc” button to load your Blu-ray movies to this program. When you load the BD disc, this software can detect the Blu-ray/DVD main title automatically.
At the main interface, you can choose to output the video with forced subtitles and decide the forced subtitle language.
Step 2. Select output format
Tap the Format drop-down menu and select DivX.avi as the output format from Common Video list. If you prefer high definition video, you can choose AVI HD Video(*.avi) from the HD Video list. Of course, you can choose other .wmv, .3gp, etc formats.
Tip: If you like, click the “Settings” icon to customize advanced audio and video parameters like video codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.
Step 3. Start Converting Blu-ray Clips
When everything is ok, tap the Convert icon to rip/convert Blu-ray clips to VideoPad friendly formats. Blu-ray copy protection will be removed automatically.
After the conversion, you can click Open button to locate the ripped files, then import and edit the converted Blu-ray clips in VideoPad as you like.