I'm recently took a job editing archived footage for a local tv show. It was supposed to be a simple task involving mixing parts of previous episodes with some new footage. However, the previous editor was fired and wiped the hard drives clean of all archived episodes. So the only film the show's owner has is on dvd hardcopies... which are in a "read only" format!
Long story short:
I have 76 episodes to back up and edit using Final Cut Pro X.
Each episode is 28.5 Minutes (1.6 GB) and saved in .BUP .IFO .VOB on a read only DVD.
Footage need to be decent quality: I managed to converted to .MP4 but had a loss of quality. Since the footage is old it needs to retain as much quality as possible.