[kwlug-disc] IEEE1394 dv import

CrankyOldBugger crankyoldbugger at gmail.com
Mon May 12 10:51:04 EDT 2014

I don't have anything with IEEE1394, but if you're desperate I think I have
an RCA to USB converter in a box somewhere.  It won't control the camera
but it will at least move the A/V to the computer for you, assuming your
camera also has RCA plugs (I bought it to convert VHS tapes to digital).

On 12 May 2014 10:27, Charles M <chaslinux at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have a lot of video footage from Ontario Linux Fest and other open
> source events on DV tapes that I recorded with my IEEE1394 camcorder. I
> used to use Kino + dvgrab to import video from the camcorder, but I found
> that since Pulseaudio became mainstream Kino has issues importing IEEE1394
> video. Specifically it plays at light-speed and doesn't import correctly.
> I could just use dvgrab by itself, but this means I have to import all the
> video on the dv tape. What I liked about Kino was that as you were
> importing it played a preview. dvgrab is command line and doesn't preview.
> Is anyone using something else under Linux to import video, something with
> IEEE1394 camera control as you're importing video?
> Regards,
> Charles
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