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Record HD video via FireWire -- revisited
Authored by: osxpounder on Apr 26, '06 12:11:31PM

Hmm, do you know if that Development Kit you mentioned *requires* an *HD* video device? Reason I ask: I have a Sony DVMC-DA2, a little digital/analog converter that lets me move analog video in/out of the Mac via FireWire. With my RCA or S-Video cables connected to my TV or VCR, I ought to able to record video over FireWire using this tip, assuming it doesn't depend on *HD*.

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Record HD video via FireWire -- revisited
Authored by: spiff on Apr 26, '06 08:57:28PM

You don't need this to capture DV stuff from your SonyBox. In fact, iMovie will do that, or BTVPro will do that since the Sony Box (I have one btw) just outputs Standard Definition (SD) DV.

The only thing special about this hint re: cable box and HD TV is that it captures MPEG-2 streams (not DV streams) from the HD box.



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YES... You can Use AvcVideoCap
Authored by: EatingPie on Apr 29, '06 07:16:33AM

I'm betting the converter uses the same stream as miniDV. This will work with AVCVideoCap. And you get the data in the "native" format: MPEG2.

iMovie converts the MPEG2 firewire input to MPEG4. However, in your case, you're probably not dealing with a high quality stream (Analog to Digital), so converting to MPEG4 wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing. And you get several advantages, including a smaller file size and the ability to edit using iMovie.

-Pie

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