Capturing video in Linux

Video capture in Linux is easy and simple, as long as you have these steps done:

  1. Connect camcorder to the Linux box via FireWire cable
  2. Load dv1394, raw1394, ohci1394, and ieee1394 kernel modules with modprobe command.
  3. Make sure that device /dev/raw1394 exists. Also make sure that the user who runs the capture can read and write to the device file.
  4. Run kino (you can get it from here), select the Capture tab and grab the video. Play around with the settings to get the results you want.

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