How to Edit a DVD Using Movavi Software
Edited by Pat Bitton
July 24, 2019
Remember how popular DVDs were just a few years ago? Almost everyone had their own collection of movies and home videos on DVD. But now it is difficult to even find a player that can process DVD files, never mind edit them. So, let’s imagine that you want to create an anniversary video for your grandmother with some family history stored on DVD video or a video birthday present for a friend with footage from his or her favorite old movie. You need DVD editing software that can convert DVDs to a more flexible format and then edit them to make your wishes come true.
Try the DVD editor from Movavi. With this software, you can do many useful things: convert and edit media files, play back video and audio, even create your own movies. Movavi Video Suite works with almost all video formats and resolutions, including HD and 4K. Just download the program to your computer running Windows 7, 8, or 10, and you’ll instantly find out how to edit DVDs. Movavi Video Suite will help you to both convert your files and process them the way you want. The resulting video will be the best with Movavi’s multiplicity of opportunities! Sounds, transitions, filters, stickers – almost anything you can imagine. Just follow the directions below.
Install and Launch Movavi Video Suite
Double-click the installation file you’ve just downloaded and follow the onscreen instructions to install Movavi Video Suite. Run the program, and you’ll see the main window. In this instance, we’ll need just the first two options: Convert video and Edit video. The first is for changing the format of your videos and the second is for editing them, making cool new footage for your viewers to enjoy.
Get Your Videos Converted
Let’s start with the converting process. Click Convert video and wait for the converter to load. You will see a new window. Now add your videos: click Add Media, choose Add DVD from the list that appears, and then Open DVD. In the window that opens, find and select the folder containing your DVD (VIDEO_TS).
Now you have your files uploaded into the program. Go to the Video tab and find the group of presets for your desired output format. Choose the preset that suits you best (MP4 H.264 – Original Size in this case). Hit the Convert button. The transformation will take a while, depending on the size of your video files. After everything is done, the converter will open the directory where the converted files have been saved. Now let’s switch to the editor. Return to the main Movavi Video Suite window by closing the converter.
Edit Your Files
The second part of our guide covers editing your videos. In Movavi Video Suite, click Edit video and wait. You’ll see a new window with two options. Choose New Project and then, in the window that appears, Add Media Files. Add the files you’ve converted, and we can start working with them. After adding them, they will appear on the Timeline.
If you don’t want to use the whole video, you can rip your former DVDs. Place the red marker at the beginning of the unwanted segment and click Split, then do the same at the end of that segment. Select the part you’ve separated and hit the Delete button to cut it out.
Now you have several video segments on your board. Let’s add some fades from the Transitions tab to make your footage appear smoother. Look through the list, choose the one you like best, and drag this transition into position between adjacent segments. Repeat if needed. Fades can be different or identical, as you wish.
Another great option that will make your video even more attractive is a new soundtrack. You can add your favorite song or any other music file you have access to - just click the Add Media Files button again and select the appropriate track. It will be shown on the Timeline below the video. If the music plays for too long, cut it using the same approach as you did with the video. Double-click the soundtrack to display the additional settings menu. Here, you can adjust the volume of your audio, apply sound effects, and more.
Spice Up Your Footage
Your video is almost ready, but why not give it a little extra pizzazz? You can add filters to give your footage a completely new look, titles to add information to your authoring, or stickers just for fun. These options are not essential, but they will make your creation even more enjoyable.
Go to the Filters tab and choose a category of filters from the list. Then choose an effect. You will see a preview on the preview screen – it will help you to decide whether you want to apply this filter or not. If you want to go ahead, drag it to your video clip.
Titles can be used to show who’s the creator of the footage, why the video has been made and who it is devoted to. In the Titles tab, there are many different title styles: for example, the ‘Breaking news’ style adds two lines, one for a name and one for a description; ‘Speech bubbles’ adds bubbles with text as in a comic strip. After you’ve chosen a title, drag it to the Timeline above the video – to the Titles Track. You can change the title duration and indicate when they should appear by moving and adjusting the length of the appropriate rectangle. The text can also be edited - just double-click the corresponding block on the Timeline for the titles to appear on the preview screen. Then double-click the text in the preview screen to make your changes.
Now add some graphics to your footage. Choose a sticker from the Stickers tab and drag it to the Titles Track. The sticker will be shown on the preview, where you can change its size and position. The duration of the sticker’s appearance is also customizable – change it by tweaking the sticker’s rectangle length on the Timeline.
Save the End Result
After you’ve done everything you need with the video, save it. Click Export, then choose a format from the Save Video File tab. Enter the name of your file and specify the folder where you want to save the footage. If you want to change some export settings, click Advanced and make your selections. Now hit Start. Wait for a while and… Congratulations! Your video is ready, and you can share it with or send it to your friends and relatives!