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Old 07-17-2007, 07:10 AM   #1
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Capture video from Sony DV video camera


FC6, kernel 2.6.20-1.2962.

lsusb displays the following for my Sony DCR-HC21 DV video camera:
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Bus 001 Device 008: ID 054c:00c0 Sony Corp. Handycam DCR-30
Is there ANYTHING I can use (I know, get Firewire) to capture video from this USB device? All I want to do is upload video from the camera to the hard drive.

Thanks!
 
Old 07-17-2007, 07:30 AM   #2
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though I don't know this specific camera model I'd say - not possible.
Usually, if the camera has an usb port, it's used for live streaming (like a webcam). I'm not aware of any mini-dv cam, that can capture recorded video via usb. Or does this work in windows ?
Incidentally, firewire is absolutely uncomplicated in linux and should work out of the box (if you have a fw port that is ...).
 
Old 07-17-2007, 08:25 AM   #3
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The usb device is only to access to the to the movies or pictures on the memory stick.
 
Old 07-17-2007, 10:21 AM   #4
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must have firewire to capture the video to your computer.

FYI, just from trying several of the Linux based video editing and capturing tools, i have gone back to windows for 100% of my video editing. i use Adobe Premier 6.5 and Pro 2.0 (pro sucked balls big time) and they do the job 1000x better then anything i have found in the linux world. plus they just WORK.
 
Old 07-17-2007, 12:58 PM   #5
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Itīs true that you have to do more in linux to edit a video.
First use Kino to capture from your camcorder
then use Cinelerra to edit your video
after rendering you have to create a DVD with Qdvdauthor
and at least you must burn the dvd with k3b
Thatīs the way how I edit my videos in linux.
All off the programs do there work without any problems. Itīs not as easy as in windows but itīs free.
I donīt know what Premier costs but I know about Pinacle Studio. It costs about 130€ which is a lot of money. Itīs a general problem of Linux. For every problem there are a lot of good programs but they can only do a part of that you want to do. In Windows you have only one program which does all the work. Thatīs also a reason why a lot of people are not using linux.
 
Old 07-17-2007, 03:16 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Goofy180173
I donīt know what Premier costs
http://www.amazon.com/Adobe-25520528...4702827&sr=1-3

It is fully understandable that someone who paid 800 bucks on a software will continue using it
 
Old 07-17-2007, 04:35 PM   #7
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though I don't know this specific camera model I'd say - not possible.
Usually, if the camera has an usb port, it's used for live streaming (like a webcam). I'm not aware of any mini-dv cam, that can capture recorded video via usb. Or does this work in windows ?
Incidentally, firewire is absolutely uncomplicated in linux and should work out of the box (if you have a fw port that is ...).
Okay, that's what I expected. Thanks. Yes, I do this with wifey's Windows XP laptop, and it's easy. Hook up the camera via USB and viola'.
I'll have to spend the $ on a Firewire card. From everything I've read, IEEE-1394 easy on Linux.
 
  


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