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Linux++:::: Making movies with linux
Posted at 15.Jun,2007 10:25  Comments 0 / Trackbacks 0 / Like this post!
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Got myself an entry level video camcoder, a Canon md140, some time back.

After two tapes, I guessed it was time to transfer the videos to my pc, edit, and burn to DVD.

The Canon md140 has ieee1394 interface that can be used to connect to my laptop. Connecting the ieee1394 cable, I saw DV-In indicator at the Canon LCD.

On Linux, I saw:

 ieee1394: The root node is not cycle master capable; selecting a  new root node and resetting...
 ieee1394: Current remote IRM is not 1394a-2000 compliant,  resetting...
 ieee1394: Node added: ID:BUS[0-00:1023]    GUID[00008500016e5c6c]
 ieee1394: Node changed: 0-00:1023 -> 0-01:1023
 WARNING: The dv1394 driver is unsupported and will be removed  from Linux soon. Use raw1394 instead.
 ieee1394: raw1394: /dev/raw1394 device initialized

Sweet.

Importing the videos can be done with dvgrab or kino, depending on one's preference.

With dvgrab:

  dvgrab --size 3000MB tape #this will create dv2 files with 3G size.

Or with kino, click capture tab, and capture.

kino can be used to edit and add effects, etc the captured files.

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I never thought editing videos can be so arduous. In the end, I did no editing and just used what ever captured as is. Reality TV like :)

Now, transferring the files to DVD becomes a chore too. I used tovid to do the necessary.


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