Re: How to use firewire device with camcorder?
From: Gireesh K. Bhat (girya_b_at_rubbish.yah)
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2003 01:34:13 GMT
On Fri, 26 Sep 2003 10:46:56 -0400, Ray Goudie wrote:
> I recently installed RedHat Linux 9 and it seemed to recognize my firewire
> card, as during booting, there is mention of ohci1394. Further, both of the
> followings devices exist in the /dev directory: video1394 and raw1394.
> I am trying to use some program named "dgkam" (I believe) to access my Sony
> digital camcorder via the firewire connection. When I start the program, the
> default device is the USD port. The drop-down list displays no other device.
> There is an "Add" button that when clicked asks for the "extended" path to the
> device to add. I have tried entering' "/dev/video1394"; "/dev/raw1394";
> "video1394"; "raw1394". I don't know how to get the program to recognize the
> firewire port.
> Has anybody got this to work on their system?
I have never used dgkam. I always use kino (http://kino.schirmacher.de)
I would highly recommend that program.
For your question about getting the program to recognise camera
on firewire, I think you have to issue the following commands prior to
running the program;