[lug] USB video capture.
stanczyk at pcisys.net
Tue Jul 21 23:01:49 MDT 2009
On Tue, 21 Jul 2009, David L. Anselmi wrote:
> Anyone know offhand how to copy video from a camcorder (tape) to disk
> over USB?
Umm. I've never seen it in a DV camcorder. Every DV camcorder I've ever
seen only lets you pull pictures via USB. You have to use Firewire to get
> The camcorder is a Panasonic PV-GS35 (USB ID 04da:231a). It seems to be
> well supported by UVC.
> Kino seemed like a good answer but maybe it only does firewire and I
> only have USB cable.
Kino is dead easy for DV via Firewire capture. But the transfer is realtime
as far as I've figured out. A 1 hour tape takes 1 hour to transfer. And
1 hour of raw DV video is 13gig or so.
Do you have a firewire port available at all? I had to get a pcmcia card
for my laptop.
> VLC may do capture but I don't know how to set it up.
> I don't care at this point about file formats or anything fancy, just
> want to get the video off the tape.
> I'd do more research but I'm likely not to be able to install what I
> need after tomorrow so a short howto would be appreciated. And I
> thought there were links in the archive to articles about this but I
> couldn't find them.
What kind of deadlines do you have? I'd be happy to show up somewhere
and help you if you're really under the gun.
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