transferring raw video from DV camera to Linux Machine with OpenShot Video Editor

Asked by Theodore Street on 2010-03-09

I just downloaded the Openshot Video software and I need to find a solution to the basic problem of getting data on tape into a Video file that would be recognised by the computer.

I'm used to the luxury of wizards and other automated assistants.

I have about 30 minutes of footage from my 10 year old Panasonic MiniDV (NO FLASH MEMORY) with a tape drive.

Is there a Linux application, ideally yours, where the computer would recognize the camcorder and make a copy of the tape using the old Firewire cable?

I didn't see the above features in your software -- and I need to get a copy of the footage in the computer before I can play with it using your software.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance

Terry

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Jonathan Thomas (jonoomph) said : #1

I would recommend looking into Kino. I believe it has the ability to pull
DV footage from firewire.

Thanks,
-Jonathan

On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 12:11 AM, Theodore Street <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> New question #103696 on OpenShot Video Editor:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/openshot/+question/103696
>
> I just downloaded the Openshot Video software and I need to find a solution
> to the basic problem of getting data on tape into a Video file that would be
> recognised by the computer.
>
> I'm used to the luxury of wizards and other automated assistants.
>
> I have about 30 minutes of footage from my 10 year old Panasonic MiniDV (NO
> FLASH MEMORY) with a tape drive.
>
> Is there a Linux application, ideally yours, where the computer would
> recognize the camcorder and make a copy of the tape using the old Firewire
> cable?
>
> I didn't see the above features in your software -- and I need to get a
> copy of the footage in the computer before I can play with it using your
> software.
>
> Any help would be much appreciated.
>
> Thanks in advance
>
> Terry
>
> You received this question notification because you are an answer
> contact for OpenShot Video Editor.
>

Theodore Street (terryskeet) said : #2

I checked and I believe Kino is more of an historical fix. The current version doesn't recognize my MiniDV Camcorder.

I succeeded in getting a video into the machine by using a windows wizard and then transferring the file to Linux.

Olivier Girard (eolinwen) said : #3

I didn't see the above features in your software -- and I need to get a copy of the footage in the computer before I can play with it using your software.

It is planned but not for the moment.
If i have an advice is that use DVgrab (or kino in a GUI) but before you must (each time that you use it) type this command in a terminal :
sudo modprobe raw1394
sudo chmod 777 /dev/raw1394
For using dvgrab the good command :
dvgrab --autosplit --format dv2 --size0 --opendml mynewfile

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