Mark Wolf writes:

>Many DVDs are copy-protected keeping you from copying whole scenes, but
>the protection pops on a second or so after the DVD is running, allowing a
>small window in which to catch images.

The best way I've found to circumvent Macrovision and several other copy
protection systems is to use a program called DVD Decrypter.  It's widely
available for download from a lot of sites - just do a Google search and
you'll find it easily enough.  This program converts the encrypted program
stream on the DVD into an unencrypted MPEG-2 IBP-format file which you can
then import into Premiere or any other video editing software which has
MPEG-2 codecs installed.

Whether your use of footage and/or stills extracted that way is legal or
not is, of course, another question...


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