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

Wed Aug 6 19:06:15 UTC 2008
Lanny Marcus <lmmailinglists at gmail.com>

On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 11:05 PM, John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com> wrote:
> Lanny Marcus wrote:
>> I will need to buy a PCI card for Firewire and put it into one of our
>> Desktop boxes.. Probably my wife's, because it has the biggest HD. If
>> it doesn't work on CentOS 5.2, we will need to use M$ Windows.
> good news is, firewire cards are quite cheap.   note that DV uses firewire
> 100, which is compatible with 100-400 but NOT 800 (sigh).  so don't get a
> card  which has only firewire 800 ports.   also, you'll need a 1394 cable
> that has the standard firewire 100-400 connector on one end and the little
> tiny camcorder connector on the other (this is similar to but VERY DIFFERENT
> than the miniUSB connector)
> bad news is, you really should have a separate drive just for video capture
> to reduce disk contention as the streaming rate of the capture can't be
> interrupted.   its only around 3MB/sec, so its not /that/  bad with today's
> faster drives, but still.

John: Thank you, for all of the above information! If I can't buy the
card here in our
town, there is something like Ebay and I can probably order it there.
Very useful data to have,,
*before* I buy the card, and not after. I have a couple of spare HDs,
in a box, so I can install one, if there
is a spare bay. I will check out the specs on our 3 Desktops, to see
which of them can
handle a 2nd HD. Lanny