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Old 06-17-2006, 12:53 PM   #1
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kino - can't capture video


I know there's many kino threads here, and I've read thru some of them. I just bought a firewire card for my linux box so I could hook up my panasonic miniDV camera.

I have mandriva 2006, and I installed kino (urpmi kino). Then I did a modprobe raw1394, cuz kino told me the raw1394 module had to be loaded.

When I have my camera connected, and in play mode, and I start kino then go to the Capture screen, I can't see any video on the screen. My camera's lcd screen is playing the video. The AV/C button does work my camera correctly, and kino recognizes my camera correctly (panasonic GS39), I just can't figure out how to capture video to my harddisk...

note: I also tried running kino as root, but that still did not capture anything - no difference.

thanks for any advice! I'm kind of new to using digital cameras with computers. My canon still digital camera works great under linux (usb connection). I can't figure out this firewire/digital movie camera stuff though...
 
Old 06-17-2006, 04:51 PM   #2
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The forum of Kino might be more helpful.
 
Old 06-17-2006, 04:52 PM   #3
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http://www.kinodv.org/dcforum/dcforu...pics&forum=100
 
Old 06-18-2006, 12:32 PM   #4
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thanks, I just posted the question in the kino forum as you suggested.

what other digital video capture progs do linux users use ? Maybe I can play around with some other capture progs while waiting for kino help
 
Old 06-18-2006, 09:05 PM   #5
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if you cannot control the camera (e.g, the capture button does not work) you need to change to permissions of /dev/raw1394. try this:
su
(enter root password)
chmod 666 /dev/raw1394
exit

Now, to get it to play back during capture, go to edit-->preferences and click on the display tab. Click the check box 'display video during capture' and you should see it during capture. If you still do not see anything, click on the 'drop video frames as needed' check box (note, this will not affect the captured video).

I do not preview on the computer during capture, and I am able to capture and edit just fine.

Also, be sure to specify a place to save the captured files in the capture screen.

To save yourself some grief later, if you want to turn your edited footage into a mpeg, be sure mjpegtools is installed.

I have a panasonic PVGS65 and it works great with kino and linux. I am discovering more and more things I like about kino.
 
Old 06-19-2006, 08:02 AM   #6
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thanks for those tips, I'll try them out when I get home from work today.

I don't remember seeing a checkbox for "play video during capture" in Preferences... and I've been to preferences a million times...

While in Kino, and after clicking the Capture button (over on the right side), I get a blank black screen with control buttons under it. Buttons for AV/C, Capture, etc. and also camera control buttons - play, pause, stop, etc. The AV/C button DOES control my camera - when I select AV/C, the kino buttons - play, pause, etc do work my camera playback correctly - but it is displaying on my camera lcd, not the monitor... But when I click the Capture button (under the screen) nothing happens or displays.... under the screen there are messages something like..."looking for DV 9, looking for DV 8, ... all the way down to "looking for DV 1" then its stops doing anything.

I'll check on the "mjpegtools" thanks for that. I'm planing to burn DVDs if I ever get any video captured... I was gonna try out the DVDStyler program that supposedly converts kino captures and burns DVDs...

I'm not getting any action in the kino forum (yet) so thanks petespin for any more help...!!
 
Old 06-19-2006, 07:59 PM   #7
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for the sake of troubleshooting, try capturing with dvgrab. It's a seperate command line program. I would guess you would install it with urpmi dvgrab.

after installing try the following to see if you can capture:

dvgrab test-

your camera should come to life and start putting video on your hard drive in a file called "test". Press control-c to stop the capture. Since it is command line, you will not see any video on the computer, but you should be able to edit the file in kino after capture.

If that works, then my guess is that there is a bug in your version of kino, if not, then issue may be with either libraw1394 or the kernel module.
 
Old 06-19-2006, 08:24 PM   #8
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thanks. You were right in your first post - there was a box for "enable preview while capture". It was already checked though.

I installed dvgrab - no errors. Ran it to a test file as you suggested, it did start my camera playing, but it stops after a few seconds and gives the following error:

"" 0.00 MB 0 frames
Capture Stopped
Error: no DV

It didn't create the "test" file.
 
Old 06-20-2006, 12:35 AM   #9
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try removing the eth1394 module (i.e. rmmod eth1394 )

also, take a look here and see if there is some information that may be helpful

kino forum
from google groups

They seemed to describe a problem similar to yours.
 
Old 06-20-2006, 07:59 AM   #10
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I'm gonna do a lsmod | grep 1394 when I get home, and then try removing eth1394 or ieee1394.

I came across a couple of those threads from linuxquestions before I posted anything. The thread started by Fnurr is exactly the same problem I'm having. Don't see that it got solved though.

The post in google groups is also the same problem I'm having. Seems he solved the problem by plugging the firewire cable into a diff port of his 3-port card... ha ha... I guess I could try that if all else fails...

The thread you posted (kino forum) is also exactly the same problem I'm having. Seems removing eth1394 solved that one... (or removing ieee1394 for some people).

thanks petespin !!

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Old 06-20-2006, 06:49 PM   #11
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ok, its fixed. I did a rmmod eth394 and now dvgrab and kino both capture.

Now I just gotta figure out all the kino features... and start editing & stuff...

thanks for all the help !
 
  


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