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I've been trying to get a scene from a DVD into a format that I can import into Fincal Cut Pro. I finally discovered some freeware called Handbrake that converts DVD's into AVI however when I try importing it into Final Cut, nothing happens. Or rather, it imports but the screen remains black.

Any ideas?

I've also tried the same file with quicktime which tells me there's a codec or something or another missing.

I have a mac, by the way.

Help... please? I'm sick to death of scanning through the masses upon masses of geeky technical sites that are of no use whatsoever and am on the verge of giving up.

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I've been trying to get a scene from a DVD into a format that I can import into Fincal Cut Pro.  I finally discovered some freeware called Handbrake that converts DVD's into AVI however when I try importing it into Final Cut, nothing happens.  Or rather, it imports but the screen remains black.

Any ideas?

I've also tried the same file with quicktime which tells me there's a codec or something or another missing.

I have a mac, by the way.

Help... please?  I'm sick to death of scanning through the masses upon masses of geeky technical sites that are of no use whatsoever and am on the verge of giving up.

Gigi:

I'm no expert, but I've been dealing with this exact issue this week. I use Handbrake to extract from DVD, but the output file I end up with is an .mp4 -- Final Cut Pro, as you've discovered, doesn't like that suffix. You'll need to convert the files to .mov Quicktime files (or else Mpeg 2 files) which will play in Final Cut. A program that does this is FFmpeg, available here. You'll also need a couple other downloads and installs to make the program work, but that page will guide you through the process.

Good luck!

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