dv capture for firewire

Posted on 2008-02-06
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Last Modified: 2008-02-27
I have a firewire card that I am using to capture raw uncompressed video to my hard drive from a mixer with firewire output.  I want a simple software that captures uncompressed video with no file size limit.  Several software I have tried will stop capturing when it hits 2Gb.  Also, I am capturing live video so I need the ability to pause and resume recording on one capture file.  Any suggestions on software to try?  I tried movie maker, but did not like the interface, and I also tried DV MPEG4 movie maker, but it caps the file at 3 Gb.

Question by:janderscu
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Merete earned 500 total points
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DV capture programs are not designed to support a live capture let alone pause and resume on one capture without causing some breakup in the video
They are meant to transfer DV from tape via firewire to a PC's hdd.
It would be smarter to schedual recording in segments of 2 hours.
 you can append them with virtual dub.
Virtual dub

One idea here

try dv capture live,

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horizontal_hold earned 500 total points
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a. firewire does NOT capture uncompressed video. it simply transfers a dv or hdv stream - which is already compressed

b. for your purposes look at http://scenalyzer.com/

c. you'll need to capture to ntfs to avoid file size linitation


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thanks for the thoughts ... decided to stick with DV MPEG movie maker and have it split the file automatically at 2Gb.  I found this software had the most streamlined interface.  Thanks,.
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Your welcome, I understand
you'll find when you re-author them lets say in Nero vision they become one streamlined video again.

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