[TriLUG] video from camcorder
jonesjc at intrex.net
Tue Jun 19 10:10:52 EDT 2007
I will have to check my use of Kino again. I really don't remember
having to start anything from the camcorder during capture. It has been
over a month since I used it, but I am getting older by the minute and
my gray matter is fading fast.
>J.C. Jones wrote:
>>I use Kino on my ubuntu box for capture. It understands firewire!
>I just got a Canon ZR700, myself. Ubuntu Studio contains software that
>is beta at best, but definitely in no case is any of the video software
>ready for regular use. Kino is the only one that didn't SEGFAULT
>immediately when starting for me.
>Its understanding of firewire is rudimentary. You are required to press
>play on your camcorder, which is odd because other NLE software can
>operate the camcorder controls via the firewire connection.
>The tool is very spartan right now. If you just want to grab a video
>off of MiniDV and transcode it to MPEG4 without editing, it's decent
>enough for that, I suppose.
>I love Linux and prefer it as my primary desktop OS, but I'm seriously
>ready to just get another Mac at this point.
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