Can not get PiTiVi to recognize my Panasonic DV-GS9 camcorder or grab video.

Asked by Jack Farrell on 2011-01-09

I can not get PiTiVi to recognize my Panasonic DV-GS9 camcorder or grab video. Panasonic says this camcorder had no software, and I find no drivers for it. They recommend using Windows Live Movie Maker, but that does not work either, and I prefer not using Windows anyway. I need a way to transfer video from MiniDV tape to my computer. The camcorder is supposed to do that, and does replay, but is not recognized when connected by FireWire [IEEE1394]

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2011-01-09
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2011-01-10

Pitivi doesn't yet support capturing directly from a camcorder. You could use Kino (or the commandline tool "dvgrab") to do so.

Jean-François Fortin Tam suggests this article as an answer to your question:
FAQ #1435: “Can PiTiVi capture video from DV or DVD camcorders?”.

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