How to Import Blu-ray Video to Pinnacle Studio for Editing?

Q: “When I try to import Blu-ray movies to Pinnacle Studio for editing, it just tells error message as: Cannot import. The root directory of the selected drive does not contain a valid DVD/BD image structure. To import data disks – please select the drive under Import from > My Computer. Anybody know why? And how to Solve?”

Pinnacle Studio is a powerful Video editing tool that good at editing various videos, photos and audio files. If you have problem like above to import movies from Blu-ray discs to Pinnacle Studio, you’re in the right place. This tutorial just tell why and how to Import and Edit Blu-ray Movies in Pinnacle Studio with the best video effect.

Part One: Why are you unable to import a Blu-ray disc in Pinnacle Studio?

Message 1: DVD/BD not found

This message indicates that one of the following conditions may exist:

  • There is no disc in the drive.
  • The disc in the drive is blank.
  • The wrong drive is selected in the importer.

In this case ensure that the correct disc is inserted in the correct disc drive and try again.

Message 2: Cannot import. The root directory of the selected drive does not contain a valid DVD/BD image structure. To import data disks – please select the drive under Import from > My Computer.

This message indicates that the disc you are trying to import is a data disc rather than a disc with a valid DVD or Blu-Ray disc structure. This means that there may be files on the disc that Studio can use, but you do not import these files the same way that you would a playable DVD/Blu-ray.

In order to import the files on this type of disc, select the “My Computer” option in the “Import from” section of the Importer. Next, select the drive that has the data disc in it. Once this is complete you will be able to see all supported files on that disc. Select the desired files and click Start Import.

Editor Notes: Pinnacle Studio support unprotected Blu-ray discs as input, if you have some commercial and encrypted Blu-rays to edit in Pinnacle Studio, you can turn to Part Two for help.

Part Two: How to Import and Edit Copy Protected Blu-rays in Pinnacle Studio with ease?

From Pinnacle Studio official website, we can see it native supports video formats as below:

Video Files

  • AVI Files (.avi)
  • MPEG-1/2 Files (.mpg, .mpeg, .mod, .m1v, m2v, .mp2)
  • MPEG-4 Files (.mp4)
  • AVCHD/HDV/M2T Files (.m2t, .m2ts, .mts)
  • TOD Files (.tod)
  • WMV Files (.wmv)
  • MOV Files (.mov)
  • 3GP Files (.3gp, .3g2, .skm)
  • Digital Video File (.dv, .dvsd)
  • iTunes Video File (.m4v)
  • YUV Files (.yuv, .2vuy)
  • ASF Files (.asf)
  • Internal Video Files (.dif, .ts2)
  • Matroska container files (.mkv)
  • Other Files (.dvd)
  • FlashVideo Files (.flv)

In order to import and edit copy protected Blu-rays in Pinnacle Studio, you can take advantage of Brorsoft Video Convert Ultimate / iMedia Converter for Mac to remove all the protections from Blu-ray discs and rip them to Pinnale Studio supported AVI, MPEG-2, WMV, MOV, MKV, FLV, etc. in ultra fast speed and high output quality. Besides, this all-in-one Blu-ray/DVD/Video solution also has customized settings for more NLE editing software like: DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie, etc.

Free download Blu-ray to Pinnacle Studio Converter:

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Guide: Convert Blu-ray Movies to Pinnacle Studio Supported Video formats for further editing

Windows Version Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate taken as example, Mac Version share the same steps. Just keep in mind you have download the right version, Windows platform .exe files cannot be installed on macOS – and vice versa.

Step 1. Load Blu-ray Movies

Install and launch the best Blu-ray to Pinnacle Studio Converter, simply click “Load Disc” to load your Blu-ray Movies to the program.


Step 2. Select output format

Go to “Format” drop-down menu, and select “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” > “MPEG-2 (*.mpg)”, “MOV(AVC) (*.mov), “WMV(VC-1) (*.wmv)” as output format for Pinnacle Stuido.

Or you can choose other formats according to your devices.


Step 3. Start Converting Blu-rays for Pinnacle Studio

With all settings, tap the Convert button to convert your Blu-ray movies to Pinnacle Stuido supported formats. At the same time, Blu-ray copy protection will be removed automatically.

Once finished, you can click Open button to quickly locate the converted files.

Now you’re able to edit the converted Blu-ray movies in Pinnacle Studio without hassle.

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