Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Import Video_TS to iMovie

Simple introduction of Video_TS folder

When you insert a video DVD into your computer, you can open the DVD and view the contents just like a folder on your hard drive. Most video DVDs have two folders in the root directory - AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS. The VIDEO_TS folder contains all the DVD's video data and playback information. There are 3 different types of files under Video_TS folder. The VOB (video object) files contain the majority of the DVD data. The .IFO (information) files contain basic information about the DVD and the corresponding VOB files. While the .BUP (backup) files are exact copies of the IFO files.

How to copy Video_TS folder for iMovie?

When transferring Video_TS folder to iMovie, make sure to transfer all the contents of the Video_TS folder.

Rip Video_TS folder for iMovie editing

Obviously, Video_TS folder disk image formats that iMovie lacks the ability to handle, to fix the format incompatible issue, you will need to perform a Video_TS to iMovie supported file formats transcoding process.

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Since the Video_TS folder are copied from DVD disc, here, you will need a DVD Ripper application. Sometimes, the VOB files in Video_TS folder are encrypted with CSS copy protection, therefore, a powerful DVD Ripper program that can assist you to bypass that protection. Here, we highly recommend you to download Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac. The program not only helps you to automatically bypass the CSS or also other copy protection from Video_TS folder in the background, but also assists you to directly rip Video_TS folder to iMovie most favorable high quality and high performance editing codec Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) with perfect quality and super fast conversion speed.

Besides Video_TS folder, you can also use this application to Rip commercial DVD disc, DVD IFO/ISO image or Blu-ray disc, BDMV folder and Blu-ray ISO image file to iMovie most preferrable editing codec for best editing workflow.

Step by Step to Rip Video_TS folder for iMovie Editing

Step 1: Load Video_TS folder.

Run the Video_TS Converter Mac and you can load DVD Folder by clicking "File" > "Load from folder".

Load Video_TS folder

Step 2: Choose output file format.

Here, you can select "iMovie and Final Cut Ex..." -> "Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov)"as the best output format to get videos with optimized settings for iMovie.

Output iMovie best supported AIC format

Tips: If you like, you can click"Settings" to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. Remember bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss.

Step 3: Start Video-TS to iMovie conversion.

When all the settings are fine, click the "Convert" button to start converting your Video_TS folder to optimized AIC .mov video files for iMovie.

When then conversion completes, click the Open button to get the ripped video files. Launch iMovie and click File > Import > Movies to import converted videos to iMovie for further editing.