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Record HD video via FireWire -- revisited
Authored by: nuditarian on Apr 27, '06 11:32:54PM

Anyone know of a utility(not iMovie) to capture video from a miniDV camera, via firewire? I'm interested in using my camcorder as a low grade DVR. Command line would probably be ideal, unless someone has actually built an app for scheduling captures from miniDV cams.



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Record HD video via FireWire -- revisited
Authored by: e_nmc on Apr 28, '06 12:00:52AM

Quicktime Pro 7 can capture from a DV camera with Firewire



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Record HD video via FireWire -- revisited
Authored by: EatingPie on Apr 29, '06 07:02:42AM

I use AVCVideoCap for my HDR-HC1, an HD camcorder. But MiniDV is really the same format over firewire as an HD stream (MPEG2 TS), it's just smaller.

The problems with iMovie and (presumably Quicktime), is that, while it CAN read the MiniDV stream, it CONVERTS it to MPEG4. That's not the native format of the camera.

So anyway, give AVCVideoCap a try. It should detect your camer when you plug it in.

-Pie

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