DVD to Nuke: How to Edit DVD Footage in Nuke with ease?

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Nuke is a node-based 2D and 3D digital compositor. It’s the visual mixing board used to assemble, tweak and refine footage for the next blockbuster film or baysplosion. In case you have collected some DVD discs, and can’t import DVD footage to Nuke for additional editing, you’re in the right place. The following article will guide you through the process with detailed steps. Please keep on reading.

Actually, Nuke doesn’t support a DVD disc format yet, but it native supports AVI, QuickTime MOV, Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHD, etc formats as input. In order to import/edit DVD footage in Nuke smoothly, you’d better rip/convert DVD to Nuke compatible formats in advance. To save your time, Brorsoft DVD Ripper for (Windows/Mac) is highly recommended here.

With it, you can rip/convert any (protected) DVD to Nuke compatible formats in fast conversion speed and excellent quality. Besides, you can also convert DVD videos to an edit-friendly format like: DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro/VEGAS Pro, Apple ProRes.mov for Final Cut Pro and more. Thanks to the built-in video editor, you can personalize and retouch your videos in clicks.

Free download best DVD to Nuke Converter:

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Step-by-step to Convert DVD Footage to Nuke for Editing

Note: Anywhere from 15 to 30 GB of hard disk space is needed depending on what you’re ripping. DVD 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, Windows Version Brorsoft DVD Ripper taken as example, Mac share the same steps.

Step 1.  Load DVD Movies

Install and launch the DVD to Nuke converter, and click the “Load disc” button to load the DVD movies to the program.

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Step 2. Choose Output Format

Hit the Format drop-down menu and choose AVI from Common Video or HD Video category as output format for Nuke. If you running Mac OS X 10.9 and above, you can get Avid DNxHD in Avide Media Composer list, or QuickTime MOV in Common Video list, and Apple ProRes in Final Cut Pro list as well.

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Tip: For personal settings, click “Settings” button to adjust video and audio settings, including codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel as you like.

Step 3. Start the conversion

With above settings, hit “Convert” button to convert DVD footage to Nuke compatible formats. When the conversion is finished, check the generated videos, then import and edit the converted DVD footage in Nuke without hassle.

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