View Full Version : [ubuntu] Alternative to capture Firewire Camcorder on Ubuntu/laptop

April 25th, 2009, 09:12 PM

I have found numerous articles and posts related to my problem but couldn't find an answer to fix it.
I recently purchased a Dell laptop with no pcmcia slot and no firewire. I have a Mini-DV camcorder that can be captured with a firewire cable, but all I have on my laptop are USB and ethernet. There are some PCMCIA cards that could do the trick, but again, I have no PCMCIA. I found the rather expensive hardware may do it: Dazzle Video Creator Plus (http://www.pinnaclesys.com/PublicSite/us/Products/Consumer+Products/Dazzle/Dazzle+Video+Archiving/Dazzle+Video+Creator+Plus.htm)
But I'm not sure it would work on Ubuntu, and also, it's a little bit pricey... If there was another alternative it would be great.

Thanks for your help!

April 25th, 2009, 09:25 PM
The Diamond VC500 One Touch Video Capture Device (http://www.amazon.com/Diamond-VC500-Touch-Capture-Device/dp/B000VM60I8/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1240690683&sr=8-6) or EasyCap USB Video Capture Adapter (http://www.amazon.com/EasyCap-USB-Video-Capture-Adapter/dp/B001BWU8US/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top) are quite cheaper, and allow to record from standard video jacks and a usb connection. Where can I find if these are compatible with Ubuntu?


August 6th, 2009, 08:12 PM