Exporting a DV Stream

A DV Stream file is just like the DV video and audio data recorded on DV tape. This file format is used with applications such as iMovie. DV Stream files are not the same as QuickTime movie files with separate, extensible tracks. Use the DV Stream option to make iMovie-compatible DV Stream files.

To export a DV Stream file
  1. Select a clip or sequence in the Browser, or open a sequence in the Timeline.

  2. Choose File > Export > Using QuickTime Conversion.

  3. Choose a location and enter a name for the file.

  4. Choose DV Stream from the Format pop-up menu.

  5. Choose a setting from the Use pop-up menu, based on the video standard and audio sample rate of the selected clip or sequence.

    Figure. Save dialog showing the Format pop-up menu.
  6. To customize settings, click Options.

    Figure. DV Export Settings dialog.
    • DV Format: Choose a DV format, such as DVCPRO 50, here.
    • Video Format: Choose the video standard, scan mode, and aspect ratio for the exported file.
    • Audio Format: Choose your options.
      • Locked: Conforms the audio tracks to the “locked audio” standard, in which the audio and video sample clocks are synchronized.
      • Rate: Choose a sample rate for the exported file from this pop-up menu. DVCPRO and DVCPRO 50 always use locked audio with a sample rate of 48 kHz. With these formats, these options are not adjustable.
  7. When you’re ready to export, click Save.

    A dialog shows you the progress of the export. To cancel your export, press Esc or click Cancel.