[CentOS] OT: Digital Video Editor for CentOS 5.2 - Suggestions?

Lanny Marcus lmmailinglists at gmail.com
Tue Aug 5 23:00:22 UTC 2008

On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 5:23 PM, John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com> wrote:
> Lanny Marcus wrote:
>> .. We don't have Firewire so that's not a problem. ...
> almost all MiniDV camcorders capture video via IEEE1394 ("Firewire"), its
> the standard for the DV format.   The ones that have USB, that port is
> generally used only for still photo.
> DVD camcorders and hard disk camcorders use higher levels of compression
> that aren't as suitable for editing as DV, however, they are less likely to
> use IEEE1394.
> Myself, I use Sony Vegas ($$$) on a Windows XP platform for video capture
> and editing, this works extremely well and produces very high quality
> results.

John: Thank you. I'm not sure how we will capture the video from the
camera. If it's
via Firewire, I will need to buy something to install in one of our
PCs.... Last resort is doing
it on Windows XP, with whatever comes with that or is available free..
I'm assuming
the camcorder is MiniDV. My wife is going to get it tomorrow. Lanny

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