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#1 2004-08-06 18:25:56

dp
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make a movie-file from a DV-camera (over firewire)

for the uni, i will need to save some video sequences from a DV-camera to the computer (creating files or even a vcd)

- how do i do this?
(i have firewire and plan to connect it this way - what software is needed? i'm a total newbie in this - anyone having experience in this stuff can maybe post a small overview? thanx in advance)

- what format is the best in quality/compression for a as-much-as-possibe-lossless quality?

thanx in advance


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#2 2004-08-06 21:46:57

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Re: make a movie-file from a DV-camera (over firewire)

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#3 2004-08-06 22:27:22

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Re: make a movie-file from a DV-camera (over firewire)

You're gonna need a lot of hard drive space...

dvgrab is the tool I use to get the video from the camera to the hard drive.  It's about 1gig for 4 minutes...

After that you'll have a Type II AVI (I think that's the one you want) and you can fiddle with it however you want from there.

Then you use something like transcode or mencoder to convert it to some lossy format.


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#4 2004-08-07 18:12:10

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Re: make a movie-file from a DV-camera (over firewire)


yes, thanx, but it is a little bit confusing inside (or outdated), because of the remark about kino and the somehow really complicated introduction (finally i understood)


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#5 2004-08-07 18:20:22

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Re: make a movie-file from a DV-camera (over firewire)

Xentac wrote:

You're gonna need a lot of hard drive space...

dvgrab is the tool I use to get the video from the camera to the hard drive.  It's about 1gig for 4 minutes...

oh .... that's a little surprise, but not a problem, because i have only short pieces to transfer and cut together and they are maximum 10min (with kino? also found reference about cinelerra - anyone working with it?)

Xentac wrote:

After that you'll have a Type II AVI (I think that's the one you want) and you can fiddle with it however you want from there.

i dont know nothing about type II avi, but yes, a file on the hdd

Xentac wrote:

Then you use something like transcode or mencoder to convert it to some lossy format.

ok, thanx a lot for the details - i will check transcode and kino and maybe cinelerra


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#6 2004-08-07 18:24:53

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Re: make a movie-file from a DV-camera (over firewire)

cinelerra --- seems that i'm not the only one with this interest:

http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php? … =cinelerra
http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php? … =cinelerra
http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php? … =cinelerra
http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php? … =cinelerra

a lot of people tried it building - i'll check it out and maybe also include it in extra


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