[TriLUG] Video capture and burn (to DVD)
rvestal at trilug.org
Mon Oct 31 10:35:24 EST 2005
Well I've been doing a little research. It appears that I want a
Conexant 2388x chip based card for my PC vs. a bt848/bt878 chip based card.
I'm looking at the KWorld DV/AV 883 card and the AverMedia DVD EZMaker
PCI card. Both do SVideo in and Audio in. My camera is an old Sony
The other thing I'm looking at is replacing my camera with a Sony
CCD-TR280. This camera supposedly reads my Hi8 tapes and I can convert
them right there and input. Then I'm recording Digital8 instead of Hi8.
Roy Vestal wrote:
> Guess I should have been a little more specific in my hardware. I
> currently am using a laptop, I don't have a desktop running at this
> point that I can use. I also have an older Hi8 camera (top of the line
> when it was built).
> I'm not really looking to do more than keep the same quality and be
> able to transfer it to DVD.
> Pat Regan wrote:
>> Roy Vestal wrote:
>>> I want to be able to capture either the S-Video or RCA out of my
>>> camcorder and burn to DVD. I'm not really wanting to get into "Pro"
>>> stuff, but I want really good quality.
>>> The fun part is I need this to work on a laptop if possible. I have
>>> a dual head video card in my desktop, and I really don't want to
>>> replace it. Is there an S-Video card or something USB that works
>>> well under Linux. I was looking at the "Dazzle" brand stuff, but
>>> I've seen mixed reviews and I haven't been able to find any refs to
>>> Also, are there any "howtos" on writing video to DVD under linux?
>>> I've only been using DVD for data storage at this point.
>> The Hauppauge PVR-150 is a very nice card. I just recently set up a
>> MythTV box for my girlfriend using one. I think this is the one we
>> I believe I had to compile the Beta ivtv drivers to make it work, and it
>> has been running like a champ for a month or two.
>> It is a hardware based mpeg2 encoder. It does a much better job than
>> half dozen different bttv based cards I have used over the years. When
>> I was setting up the card I was cable to capture test video clips by
>> cat /dev/video > test.mpg
>> ivtv came with scripts to set channels and bitrate, and I assume it
>> works with most video4linux software. Once it was working I didn't use
>> it for anything but MythTV. This weekend I am planning on copying an
>> old VHS tape for my father, I can let you know what I use for that when
>> it is done.
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