Copy DVD with Edius 6 Disc Capture

by Harlan Yee on December 13th, 2011

A while back, I posted instructions on how to copy a DVD in Edius 5. Today, I am updating the instructions for how to copy a DVD with Edius 6 Disc Capture. In reality, the Disc Capture function doesn’t exist in Edius 6… or at least it’s not called Disc Capture anymore.

Here are the step-by-step instructions to rip or copy DVD video files so you can edit with them in Edius 6:

Edius 6 DVD Disc Capture

Step 1: Click on VIEW>Source Browser

Edius 6 DVD Disc Capture is now Source Browser

Step 2: Insert DVD into your computer. Your DVD will mount and you can see it under the Audio CD/DVD folder. On my computer, the optical drive is labelled E:

This DVD has 4 tracks and you’ll see them appear on the window to the right.

Edius 6 DVD Disc Capture is now Source Browser

Step 3: Right click on a DVD clip you want to copy and click Add and Transfer to Bin

Edius 6 DVD Disc Capture is now Source Browser

Step 4: If you view your Bin, you’ll see your DVD clip being processed and added to the Bin. You can see the progress bar on the clip currently being copied. Please note that for clips with a long duration, you won’t see a progress bar appear for awhile. I copied a 1 hour DVD and it took at least 10-15 minutes before I saw a progress bar. So this seems a bit slower than the old Disc Capture function.

Edius 6 DVD Disc Capture is now Source Browser

Step 5: When the DVD clip is done copying, a new folder called “Transferred” is created in the main folder of your project.

Edius 6 DVD Disc Capture is now Source Browser

Here is a shot of the “Transferred” folder where my copied clips are saved. The final format is .m2p. Your newly copied DVD video is ready to be added to your timeline! The process is super simple. The main thing to remember is that the DVD capture function is now in the Source Browser and no longer called Disc Capture. Hope you found this helpful!

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