The short answer: Use Quicktime Pro and export it to a DV Stream.
My Sony DSC-T1 camera is fantastic and I cannot recommend one enough. It starts up almost instantly, takes great quality pictures and movies and is so slim that you usually forget it’s in your pocket. However, I ran into my first problem last week. I had taken a trip to Korea and wanted to make a DVD of it. The pictures were effortless and the slideshows made in less than an hour but I couldn’t figure out how to get the videos on the DVD with sound. Every format I tried either wouldn’t import into iDVD or it would import but without sound. I finally stumbled upon Jim Heid’s answer for solving the same problem in iMovie. He recommends a free tool called MPEG StreamClip which works quite well if you don’t have a QuickTime Pro key. So on to the details.
- Open the MPEG video in QuickTime Pro. I’ll assume that you can handle this step on your own!
- Select the File->Export menu
- Choose “Movie to DV Stream” from the Export section of the new window
- Click on the “Options…” button
- Set the video and audio options to match the format of the DVD you are making
The video and audio options were quite new to me. I found that 48KHz locked audio worked quite well. I’m not sure exactly what locked audio is so if anybody can let me know I would appreciate it!
I hope this helps anybody making their first jump into DVD authoring. Now, take a look at one of my videos of what real sushi is like.