Downloading DV via Firewire in Linux

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Hi all,

I have an Adaptec firewire card in my Slackware 9.1 system, and I'd like to
download video from my Sony Handicam DV camera. What software is available to
do this under Linux? The firewire card does seem to be picked-up by Linux by
default, but software wise I'm not sure what to use.

I'm about to download and try Cinelerra, which is the only product I've found
that seems to meet my needs under Linux, but any other suggestions? According
to the Cinelerra website, my system might not be powerful enough to run this,
plus it might be overkill for what I want... which is simply downloading and
basic cropping/export.

Thanks for any help or assistance,

Alex.
 
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Alex wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I have an Adaptec firewire card in my Slackware 9.1 system, and I'd like to
> download video from my Sony Handicam DV camera. What software is available to
> do this under Linux? The firewire card does seem to be picked-up by Linux by
> default, but software wise I'm not sure what to use.
>
> I'm about to download and try Cinelerra, which is the only product I've found
> that seems to meet my needs under Linux, but any other suggestions? According
> to the Cinelerra website, my system might not be powerful enough to run this,
> plus it might be overkill for what I want... which is simply downloading and
> basic cropping/export.
>
> Thanks for any help or assistance,
>
> Alex.

Try Kino. Simple and straightforward. Supports Type 1 & 2 AVI as well as Quicktime
(if you you add that option when you run the ./configure command).
 
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Keith Clark wrote:

> Alex wrote:
>
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I have an Adaptec firewire card in my Slackware 9.1 system, and I'd like to
> > download video from my Sony Handicam DV camera. What software is available to
> > do this under Linux? The firewire card does seem to be picked-up by Linux by
> > default, but software wise I'm not sure what to use.
> >
> > I'm about to download and try Cinelerra, which is the only product I've found
> > that seems to meet my needs under Linux, but any other suggestions? According
> > to the Cinelerra website, my system might not be powerful enough to run this,
> > plus it might be overkill for what I want... which is simply downloading and
> > basic cropping/export.
> >
> > Thanks for any help or assistance,
> >
> > Alex.
>
> Try Kino. Simple and straightforward. Supports Type 1 & 2 AVI as well as Quicktime
> (if you you add that option when you run the ./configure command).

http://kino.schirmacher.de/article/view/87/1/7/
 
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"Alex" <alex@totallynerd.com> wrote:
> I have an Adaptec firewire card in my Slackware 9.1 system, and I'd like
> to download video from my Sony Handicam DV camera. What software is
> available to do this under Linux?

Keith already suggested Kino. At
http://kino.schirmacher.de/article/static/1 there is also a very nice
program called dvgrab. If you like many other Slackware users prefer the
power of a CLI program this is for you.

> plus it might be overkill for what I want... which is simply downloading
> and basic cropping/export.

Dvgrab does the downloading only. If you want to export your file to
another format like mpeg transcode is very powerful:

http://zebra.fh-weingarten.de/~transcode/

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Alex wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I have an Adaptec firewire card in my Slackware 9.1 system, and I'd like
> to
> download video from my Sony Handicam DV camera. What software is
> available to
> do this under Linux?

The DV library comes with utilities for simple download of the DV. Namely
dvgrab (to download the video in a number of formats) and dvcont (to
control the camera like a VTR).

Besides that, just about any tool that deals with DV also includes DV
download facilities too (generally using libdv).



> The firewire card does seem to be picked-up by Linux
> by default, but software wise I'm not sure what to use.
>
> I'm about to download and try Cinelerra, which is the only product I've
> found
> that seems to meet my needs under Linux, but any other suggestions?

MainActor is also quite good.


> According to the Cinelerra website, my system might not be powerful enough
> to run this, plus it might be overkill for what I want... which is simply
> downloading and basic cropping/export.
>
> Thanks for any help or assistance,
>
> Alex.

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