If you are attempting to edit DVD VOB movie files with Adobe Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5, CS4, what’s the available workaround?
VOB files usually exist on DVD discs, or are downloaded from movie sharing sites. When you put a commercial DVD disc and home DVD disc, you’ll see lots of VOB files there. Besides VOB files, you’ll also find IFO and BUP files inside the Video_TS folder. However, only VOB files contain the real DVD movies.
VOB video file usually contains one or several audio tracks and subtitle tracks that are multiplexed together into one stream form, it is not so easy to playback directly on PC or Mac. Once you try to import DVD VOB to Premiere Pro for editing, you’ll find out that all VOB files in the Video_TS folder are just greyed out. That’s because VOB is not supported by Adobe Premiere Pro CC, CS6/CS5/CS4. To edit DVD VOB files in Premiere, you need to convert DVD VOB files to Adobe Premiere friendly format like MPG first. Now let’s learn how to change DVD VOB files to MPG format so that you can get them into Premiere Pro CC, CS6/CS5/CS4 without problems.
How to Convert DVD VOB for Editing in Premiere Pro smoothly
Step 1: Download, install and runBrorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac. and then click the “Add” button to load the .vob videos.
The program is an easy-to-use yet professional app which can be used as a DVD, Blu-ray and Video converter under Mac OS X 10.12 macOS Sierra, 10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, Snow Leopard 10.6, Leopard 10.5. It is free, clean and safe to install and use. With it, you can effortlessly transcode DVD VOB to MPG for Adobe Premiere, AIC MOV for iMovie 08/09/11/FCE, Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro X/7/6, DNxHD for Avid MC, etc. and it works well and converts flawlessly. If you’re using a Windows, simply get the equivalent Brorsoft Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate to encode DVD VOB to Premiere Pro on Windows.
Run the iMedia Converter for Mac , then click “Add File” button to import DVD VOB videos to this powerful program. Or you can simply drag the videos directly to the software. If you wanna to import DVDs or DVD folder files, insert your DVDs into DVD Drive, and then drag the DVD files to the program; Or you can click “Disc” icon to draw into DVD movies you want to rip. Alternatively, you can hit “ISO/IFO” button to import ISO files.
Step 2: Click “Format” pull down list to select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as the best video format for Premiere Pro. WMV, MOV formats are the good choice as well.
Tip: Click the Settings icon to adjust video and audio parameters on the Profile Setting as you need to get the best quality video.
Step 3: Simply click the “Convert” button to start converting and everything else will be automated. If you have added quite a bunch of video files, it would take some time to convert. In such case, you can click Option and tick the box “Shut down the computer after conversion”.
You’re done. Now your VOB files will be converted into MPG files ready to be imported to Adobe Premiere Pro CS5/CS6/CC7 beautifully.
P.S. Besides converting DVD VOB files, it can convert among other video formats like MP4, M4V, MOV, AVI, WMV, FLV, MKV and more.
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