I was wondering if anybody could tell me how you can import certain scenes or segments from a movie (on DVD) into Adobe Premiere. Do I need to convert it into a different format? If so, how? If I need additional software, are there any freeware solutions?
I'm new to all this, so if anybody could please explain it step by step.
You'll find variatons of this question answered in many different forums wih a little searching. The simplest (IMO) way to capture is to take the output of your DVD player into your computer and simply capture from Premiere. There are several brands of interfaces that will convert the output to DV for you. If possible, buy/borrow one that will allow component input for the cleanest transfer.
You can also rip the files using a (free :-D) piece of software called Streamclip. Google it. I've not used it before, but my bro has and it usually gets high ratings from users.