When creating an anime music video, it is very important for you to plan your project before grabbing any footage that you need.
If you are wanting to rip any footage off of anime DVDs that you own, you should only rip the footage you absolutely need for your project. You don't want to rip an entire DVD, because the file will take up quite a bit of space on your hard drive. Also, I don't condone ripping entire DVDs, because then you are not tempted to try to distribute whole episodes and breaking copyright law.
If you want to acquire footage off of a DVD, you will need to acquire a software package that will allow you to rip your footage as either MPEG or WMV files. There are a number of software packages available that will enable you to do this.
The following table is being provided for informational purposes only, so you can conduct your own research and decide what software will best suit your needs. I am not endorsing these software packages in any way, since I have never used any of them myself. I also want to make it clear that I do not condone using this kind of software to steal anime videos and DVDs. The people who create the anime series and films that we enjoy worked hard to create their work, and we, as anime fans, must do what we can in order to support the creators and to help keep anime companies alive.
Here are a few DVD ripping software packages that are available for paid download on the internet:
|123 DVD Ripper||Aimersoft DVD Ripper||AoA DVD Ripper||Daniusoft DVD Ripper|
|DVD Ripper Wizard||DVDPe||IMToo.com DVD Ripper Platinum||iSkysoft DVD Ripper|
|Magic DVD Ripper||Plato DVD Ripper||Wondershare DVD Ripper||Xilisoft DVD Ripper Standard 5|
After you have selected and acquired the DVD ripping software you intend to use to grab the footage you need for your project, be sure to read through any manuals or instructions provided with the software. The manual or instructions will provide you with the knowledge you need in order to rip your footage with the particular software package that you have selected.
After you have ripped the footage you need for your project onto your hard drive, you need to assemble it all together into your final project. This will require using some kind of movie editing software.