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endokrin
December 22nd, 2005, 08:47 PM
Hi I've got 5.10 on my laptop which has a firewire/IEEE1394 port.

I have a samsung MiniDV camcorder and I want to transfer the video & sound to my laptop to save and edit.

Do I need to download any video editing software? If so, what program(s) would you recommend.

The camcorder came with its own program but it's a piece of crap and only works in Windows...

Thanks!

Mr. Electric Wizard
December 22nd, 2005, 08:51 PM
What happens when you plug in the video camera to the computer, via firewire or whatever?

claydoh
December 22nd, 2005, 09:30 PM
Kino is your best (and only) bet really as it captures, edits, and exports all in one package. It should work fine, though I don't think it will have as fancy of an interface as a Win program (but having never used anything similar in windows I cannot be a good judge there). Captureing is quite easy, but editing/encoding/etc confuses me a bit.

There are numerous posts in the forums concerning Kino, and firewire issues (device permissions, etc) so I'd recommend a look around there to see

DevilsAdvocate
December 22nd, 2005, 09:39 PM
Kino, is certainly the most popular choice. Last I heard The GIMP was working on adding video tools as well, might be worth checking out their site.

endokrin
December 22nd, 2005, 10:08 PM
What happens when you plug in the video camera to the computer, via firewire or whatever?

Well nothing, yet.. since I don't have the right cable.. 4 pin vs 9 pin or something so I won't have the right cable until tonight..

Thanks

endokrin
December 22nd, 2005, 10:13 PM
Well nothing, yet.. since I don't have the right cable.. 4 pin vs 9 pin or something so I won't have the right cable until tonight..

Thanks

Or maybe it was 6 pin..

LoclynGrey
December 23rd, 2005, 05:41 AM
I've got Kino installed (via automatrix, which BTW is highly recommended) and also Cinelerra but are having trouble with the firewire being detected etc.
I'm still working on it. :)

claydoh
December 23rd, 2005, 05:50 AM
check this out (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=456345)

LoclynGrey
December 23rd, 2005, 08:19 AM
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=456345

Hey mate, yes been there (not long after i posted above) got the firewire connection to go, well sort of.
When i push play on the videocamera Kino doesnt detect to capture.
haha..i'm still working on it, plus I found a list of other video editors if any one wants to go have a play.

http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/showthread.php?t=45969&highlight=lives+video