[olug] Software/Settup for connecting Camcorder?

Jay Swackhamer Jay at RebootTheUser.com
Tue Aug 2 19:24:32 UTC 2005

You can use 'dvgrab' to pull the video off of the camcorder, and then
'cinelerra' to edit the video. You should be able to plug in the firewire
connection, do a 'dmesg' and see that it's connected and then run 'dvgrab'
either with options to pull video or interactively.

dvgrab is a command line utility that you can give a couple of options,
and have it pull and separate the video into files of a certain size, or
just at the breaks where you stopped recording and started again.

cinelerra is a nice drag/drop gui-driven editor where you can add

> I want to start converting some home movied to DVD, but I have no idea
> where to start.  My miniDV camcorder has a firewire connection, and on
> windows, I used Pinnacle's software that connected and controlled the
> camcorder.  All the documentation says SUSE 9.2 has Firewire support
> installed.  I've searched online for howto's only find archaic
> references that don't help that much -- at least for my knowledge level.
> So, If someone has knowledge in this area, I could certainly use a clue.
> Thanks!
> John
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