Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on November 21, 2006 07:46 AM
I've never experienced any real difficulty capturing from a DV camera under Linux like yourself, its normally just a case of making sure you have the firewire modules (ieee1394, ohci1394, raw1394, dv1394) running using modprobe as root and you're off!
I agree about Linux DVD menu editors though- they need a fair bit of work and are far behind the good DVD authoring apps for Windows and OSX. Personally though I detest DVD menus, FBI copyright warnings and trailers etc- I just want to watch the video thanks!
As for the article being 'shallow'- just imagine how big it would've been trying to fully explain every step involved in all those different apps- it would've been a whole books worth! This article assumes the reader already has a basic knowledge of using Linux and previous experience using video software- I've only covered things I thought not entirely obvious like what the best FOSS app is for whatever task and the points which I had to research or puzzle over myself along the way. You'll find that everything I haven't mentioned in the article and my xdtv note in these comments is easy to figure out on your own if you have a higher IQ than a sprout.
Yes, certain Windows and Mac video software is more mature and/or easier- I never said otherwise- but the fact that all this software is entirely free (in both respects, except flash currently) and portable is priceless.