MainActor DV Capture

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Trevor, Dec 21, 2003.

  1. Trevor

    Trevor Guest

    I just got a new Sony TRV-18, Firewire card, and MainActor for Linux.
    When I go to the DV Capture tool in MainActor, it says:

    No drivers found - you will to manually load these drivers as root
    using modprobe or similar tool. Both raw1394 and dv1394 are
    supported.

    Linux says my Firewire card is working fine, so what do I need to do
    to get MainActor to allow me to capture video from the camcorder?

    Thanks,
    Trevor
     
    Trevor, Dec 21, 2003
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  2. You may need to specufy a different device name. If you use devfs (most
    current linux distributions do), the names of the firewire device have
    changed (so that you may have a number of devices plugged in).

    If you use the DV driver, for example, /dev/dv1394 has become
    /dev/ieee1394/dv/host0/NTSC/in and /dev/ieee1394/dv/host0/NTSC/out.

    Specify to MainActor which device to use in the configuration...
     
    James McIninch, Dec 22, 2003
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