Digital video camera + IEEE-1394 + Firewire: How?

Anish Mistry mistry.7 at
Thu Dec 9 15:36:47 PST 2004

On Thursday 09 December 2004 06:15 pm, Rob wrote:
> Lou Katz wrote:
> > On Linux, DVGRAB does just this - reads a 1394 input and
> > creates AVI files from the video/audio stream. At least
> > one program in ports/multimedia mentions dvgrab, but I
> > cannot find that program itself in ports.
> Thanks.
> Meanwhile I have found some related ports. Here is my search result:
> dv2jpg-1.1_3
> dv2jpg converts a Type-2 DV codec-encoded AVI stream (from dvgrab, for
> example) to an mjpeg-encoded AVI stream that can be processed by the
> mjpeg tools package. The mjpeg AVI can be converted to mpeg video/audio
> and burned onto a VCD later.
> gdvrecv-1.1
> gdvrecv is a set of tools for FreeBSD 5 to receives audio and video data
> from a digital camcorder via an IEEE 1394 (widely known as FireWire)
> link and stores them into an DV file.
> kino-dvtitler-0.1.1_1
> kino-0.7.5_2
> libdv-0.103
> The Quasar DV codec (libdv) is a software codec for DV video, the
> encoding format used by most digital camcorders, typically those
> that support the IEEE 1394 (a.k.a. FireWire or i.Link) interface.
> Libdv was developed according to the official standards for DV
> video: IEC 61834 and SMPTE 314M.
> Please note that this software is only concerned with the DV video
> compression format, which is different from capturing the data from
> a camcorder.
> xdvshow-00.2003.09.03_2
> xdvshow is a DV/RTP viewer on X11.
> Rob.
Don't forget to check out /usr/ports/multimedia/avidemux2 for some editing 
and cool processing capabilities. :)

Anish Mistry
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