Moving a Movie... where is the sound?

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  1. Les Kern macrumors 68040

    Les Kern

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    #1
    Shhhh... I'm supposed to know how to do EVERYTHING on a Mac.. but this has me stumped.
    I have a DSVC3 Sony CyberShot 7 megapixel camera and took a pretty nifty movie of my daughter's first piano recital. It's not DV quality or anything, but it was good in a pinch. It came from the camera as an ".MP4". When I try to use iDVD, or pull it onto iMovie HD or try to change it with Cleaner, there is never any sound. I tried to export as is to my iDisk movies... no sound. When I try to extraxt the audio, export or save with QT, it says audio is not present. Well SURE it is! Somewhere.
    ANY help would be greatly appreciated, no matter what I have to do. If I need a Mac tool, I probably have it.
    Thanks...
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Not sure about that specific camera but I seem to remember that there are issues with the sound being interleaved into the video on Sony Cameras and it needs to be split out into a separate stream and re-added to the movie.

    I'm sure someone who knows the answer will be along soon...
     
  3. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

    ChrisFromCanada

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    When you play it in QT you do hear audio right? When playing, get info (cmd+I) and tell us what it says on the second line of format.

    ie:

    Code:
    Format: Generic MPEG-4, 640 x 480, Millions
            [B]MPEG Layer 3, Stereo, 48.000 kHz[/B]
     
  4. Les Kern thread starter macrumors 68040

    Les Kern

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  5. Les Kern thread starter macrumors 68040

    Les Kern

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    A BUG that's still in QT 7.x?

    http://www.alfanet.it/squared5/mpegstreamclip.html

    And from another forum:

    I am the mostly-happy owner of a Sony Cybershot P9 [Sony only provide product info in Japanese for this Camera] digital still camera and one of the coolest things about it is I can shoot little mpeg movies, with audio, that play perfectly in the Quicktime player. But trying to export those movies in a format that iMovie can use is a major hassle.

    I had strong hopes that Quicktime 6.4, just released, would fix this. I've had this same hope for every update to Quicktime that's come out in the last 2 years, but this time I really though that Apple would come through with the goods. But no they have not.

    Trying to export one of my Mpegs always results in the total loss of audio. This means I can't then load it up into iMovie, add some titles and re-save as a little web-movie or emailer. Sure I could use a 3rd party program like AudioHijack, or WireTap to get the audio but that's not the point. The Quicktime player plays the audio fine, so why can't it export it? I have paid up my fees for Quicktime pro but even that doesn't help. This issue has been discussed a-lot on Apple's Quicktime Forums, but that has not led to any reasonable solutions.

    Grrr... still maybe it will be fixed in Quicktime 7, or 8, or 10, or maybe never. Tell Apple you want them to fix this. If enough people complain maybe they'll do something about it.
     

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