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Old 08-20-2003, 11:17 AM   #1
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Wink Video grabbing


Hi..

Can anybody assist me on how to capture video from video camera.
via ieee1394.

i am using Mandrake 9.1 .

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Old 08-20-2003, 08:59 PM   #2
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Plug in the camera, open up a terminal as root and type:
modprobe ohci1394
modprobe raw1394

If you don't get any errors, then grab a program called dvgrab from www.freshmeat.net and get it installed. Once that's done, open up a terminal as root again, and type:
dvgrab --format 2 /path/to/save/movie

No extension, it'll throw one on there. Now wherever you saved that to, you have RAW video, so you'll surely need/want to compress it, so grab mplayer from www.mplayerhq.hu and install that, then use something similar to this from compressing:
mencoder -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4:vhq:vbitrate=1800:vme=5 -vop scale=512:340 -oac mp3lame -lameopts abr:br=160 -o compress.avi RAWVIDEO.avi

Sorry this all will seem a bit advanced if you don't have any knowledge of linux, but it gives you the raw idea of what you need so you can fine tune it to your needs. Feel free to respond back, I'll be happy to break down things as you need them.

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Old 08-24-2003, 07:13 AM   #3
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Hi Master C,

I did manage to grab video using dvgrab tools and thank you for the guide. Just to share with you what i have done,

[root@localhost root]# dvgrab --format dv2 /home/nazmin/Movie
>>> Trying /home/nazmin/Movie001.avi
<Ctrl C>
/home/nazmin/Movie001.avi: 998 frames

then, chmod 777 Movie001.avi
then, mv Movie001.avi Movie001.mpeg

then, the Movie001.mpeg can be open using xine player.

TQ
 
Old 08-24-2003, 12:17 PM   #4
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then, mv Movie001.avi Movie001.mpeg
That's odd? Xine won't let you play avi movies eh? I'd suggest looking into MPlayer, it'll be a great tool to use to compress the movie anyway, when you are ready to.

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Old 08-24-2003, 05:54 PM   #5
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Xine can not play raw files they have to be cooked first.

BTW, for those Xine lovers if the above seems offensive, I still use Xine to watch vob files through a network and it has better audio/video sync than mplayer.
 
  


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