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Old 08-28-2007, 08:08 PM   #1
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usb video capturing

Hi everyone

Im new to Linux, two months now with Ubuntu 7.04.
My laptop is an IBM T40, 1 gig of ram, 1.4ghz P4 centrino.
Im using a USB 2.0 pcmcia card from my camcorder to my
laptop. I want to capture video and edit it on my laptop.
win xp sees my camcorder, its a Sony Hi8 cam. I can stream
video into windows movie maker and another windows program
I have.

My question is, is it possible to capture a usb video stream
in linux using Kino or some other video editing software?
what Ive found out so far is that usb streaming is not supported.
has anyone been able to find a way to make it work?

my only other thought was to burn the video to a DVD and import
into my laptop.

what do you think? any suggestions

Old 08-28-2007, 08:41 PM   #2
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I have the exact same camcorder and I had the same question. My research turned up that standard linux editing software (kino) only allows for firewire connections to the device for capture. I was able to see the device via usb but not capture from it.
Old 08-29-2007, 02:03 PM   #3
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I know this driver isn't for your camera, but it is for USB Video capture, and was started as a driver to support the Plextor USB PVR Devices in Linux..

maybe it will help you in the right direction .. I dunno. Closest thing I could think of.
Old 08-29-2007, 09:01 PM   #4
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Thanks for the suggestion Farslayer, Ill download the driver and see if I can figure it out


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