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Old 07-07-2004, 10:07 AM   #1
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Video Editing Hardware


I have a video eciting system I have to set up for work.
I can use Windows 2000 but I prefer to use SuSE 9.1.

I am using a JVC MiniDV camera with firewire and usb and composite/S-vid out.
The LaCie Firewire card is not working, usb is working only for still photos from the camcorder.

I have a hauppauge WinTV Go(working) in the PC which only accepts Coaxial or single composite video, as a result I have a radioshack RF modulator to convert the Composite to coaxial.

This is not working

The only time I can get video in is through the single composite outlet in the Huappauge card, this gives no sound.

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Hauppauge card, One coaxial and one Yellow composite Video is
connected to a RF modulator which has S-Vid and composite in, this is where the JVC camera is connected.

Should I: buy a better video capture card: If so what model?
buy a Dazzle 120 and does this work with Linux?
buy a sound card with composite input?

(I am using mo/xawtv and kdetv to do the viewing)

Please advise, even if you do not know what my problem is, can those of you with successful video editing systems tell me your specs and software?
 
Old 07-07-2004, 02:42 PM   #2
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Does your miniDV cam have any audio out? and if so in what form? (compostie, minijack, etc)

I don't have a capture card, so I have to do the same thing as you and use my tv tuner (MSI PC@nywhere) which would also not deliver sound. What I ended up doing was going coposite video to my tuner and then getting a composite -> minijack converter cable and pluging that into the line-in on my sound card.
 
Old 07-07-2004, 04:51 PM   #3
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That sounds good, the camera has no other audio outputs (besides composite and S-vid) but the composite/minijack idea might work.
btw what software are you using to capture the video? I want something that will give me more flexibility than xawtv.

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Old 07-07-2004, 05:30 PM   #4
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That sounds good, the camera has no other audio outputs (besides composite and S-vid) but the composite/minijack idea might work.
btw what software are you using to capture the video? I want something that will give me more flexibility than xawtv.
Well this was on winxp (This is only my first week using linux) but I used virtualdub to capture it.
 
Old 07-30-2004, 12:36 PM   #5
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Have you compiled firewire support on your kernel for your card ? I have a TI based firewire card and it does not require additional drivers as it works with the kernel shipped with Knoppix 3.4:

http://julian.coccia.com/article-63.html
 
Old 07-30-2004, 02:54 PM   #6
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In the time between posts, I have gotten a Lacie firewire card working and now can capture DV stright into MainActor 5.2. This is great for the DV camera...thanks for all your help.
As for analog input, I'm no farther along than before.
 
Old 07-30-2004, 04:37 PM   #7
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On the WinTV Go there should be a Line-In jack. Connect the camera to that. You will have to buy phono plug to stereo headphone. You can get this at any electronic or audio store. Then take the audio from the Line-Out jack to your sound card's Line-In jack. Adjust the sound cards Line In volume and other mixer controls to capture the sound. Then use a video capture program like mencoder from mplayer.
 
  


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