Extract Clips From Blu-ray Movie to iMovie
Sometimes we want to edit a Blu-ray movie in iMovie but we don’t need to import the whole Blu-ray. So we need to extract a clip from the original Blu-ray for iMovie:
“ I am a teacher and use sometimes extracts of Blu-ray movies in my classes. I cut them in iMovie for my purposes, and I need a video tool to help me to get my films to the format I need (MP4)”
iMovie is a video editing software application for the Mac and iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini andiPod Touch). It is one of popular video editing tools that people like to use. But iMovie is strict with the input video formats. The most compatible format is MOV and MPEG 2. Some MP4 and AVCHD videos also can be edited in iMovie. But Blu-ray has no chance to be imported into iMovie. To import Blu-ray movie to iMovie for editing, you must rip Blu-ray to iMovies supported formats. Below is the supported iinput formats of iMovie:
Ripping Blu-ray to iMovie supported formats, you need the help of Blu-ray Ripper (Learn Blu-ray Ripper vs. Blu-ray Copier). Here we would recommend you 2016 best Blu-ray Ripper and the detailed guide on how to rip and convert Blu-ray to iMovie.
Pavtube BDMagic for Mac can rip Blu-ray movies to iMovie native codec – Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC), which ensures maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with iMovie 11/09/08. Besides, it can extract MP4, MPEG-2, MOV clips from Blu-ray for iMovie. It allows you customize the length of the Blu-ray extacts in build-in video editing tool. And it enables you to crop black area, add text/image/video watermark, add srt/ass/ssa subtitle, deinterlacing video, adjust aspect ratio, etc in Blu-ray to iMovie conversion.
Pavtube BDMagic for Mac Supported OS: Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard
Free download and install:
– Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/blu-ray-ripper-mac/
– Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-BDMagic/3000-7970_4-76177782.html
How to extract clips from Blu-ray to iMovie?
Step 1: Load Blu-ray movies
Run Pavtube BDMagic for Mac on your Mac and load your Blu-ray disc by clicking the “File” icon. You can preview your Blu-ray movie on the right window.
Step 2. Choose format for iMovie
Choose output profile via clicking the Format bar. “iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)” is the best compatible video format you need for editing Blu-ray movie in iMovie.
Tip: If the default settings do not fit you requirement, you can click “Settings” icon to and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.
Step 3. Make a Clip from Blu-ray for iMovie
Click the pencil form icon to get into the editing interface, where you’re allowed to trim your favorite Blu-ray movie clips for iMovie, remove unwanted areas like black bars, add watermarks, insert subtitles, etc. To customize the clip length, you can either drag pointers on the process bar or set exact time point in Start and End boxes to set.
Since the Blu-ray clips is for education and you spend lots of time on the process. You may want to add some watermarks to identify that the video is yours. Check Enable, you can add text watermark to selected video clip. You can either set parameters or drag the text on preview screen to set its location.
Step 4. Start Blu-ray clip to iMovie conversion
After setting choosing the right and suitable video format for iMovie click the big red button on the main interface to start conversion from Blu-rayclips to iMovie.
Finally, transfer the Blu-ray clips to iMovie. Then you can edit it as you want.