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Record HD video via FireWire -- revisited
Authored by: ssu on Jul 04, '12 01:12:11PM

Hi gang,

I know this is a really old thread, but here's what I'm trying to do.

I have a variety of Macs of various ages in my house, and right now I use my PowerBook G4 with AVCVideoCap to capture .m2t files from my cable box, and then using MPEG StreamClip to convert these files. This works well enough for the most part with a few exceptions, most of which I generally don't mind, but there is one that I want to get around most of all.

I find that there are some difficulties that arise when using MPEG StreamClip, such as data breaks and extremely lengthy conversions. What I am trying to find is an application, either for my intel or my PPC Mac, that can access the video being streamed out over firewire, and encode it in another codec such as h.264 (in an ideal world). In short, I am looking for a program that lets me choose the encoder, rather than forcing me into .m2t, and I am having a hard time believing there is no such app out there.

Whatever resources you all can offer to help me find such an application would be invaluable.

Thanks in advance!

Motorola DHC3416
PowerBook G4
i3 iMac 21.5 Mini Display Port

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