Best (Fedora) way to capture/archive videos for LATER editing?
mfioretti at nexaima.net
Sun Dec 1 15:36:16 UTC 2013
First of all, please all accept my apologies if I disappeared after
starting this. For several reasons, the whole "project" has gone on
hold, and I... honestly forgot there were messages that deserved an
On Thu, Nov 07, 2013 14:19:53 PM +0000, Marko Vojinovic wrote:
> On Thu, 7 Nov 2013 14:22:58 +0100
> "M. Fioretti" <mfioretti at nexaima.net> wrote:
> > What Fedora-compatible video capture hardware should I buy to hook VHS
> > players, Firewire camcorders... to my computer?
> For VHS, you want to get a TV card. Lookup "video4linux" documentation
> (usually called v4l) to find out what chipsets are supported by the
> Linux kernel --- before you buy the hardware. Also, in case of TV cards,
> hardware quality is usually proportional to its price.
> Another thing that I can recommend is to ask someone else to do it for
> you --- there are professional/commercial mini-studios that can convert
> your VHS to some digital format (usually to DVD), for a small price.
> Typically they own the hardware do it with better quality than you could
> do it yourself.
I started the thread exactly because mini-studios are NOT an option
for us. In my family there are lots of DV and VHS tapes where only 5
minutes, scattered through the whole tape, are worth preserving.
Mini-studios around us would still ask full price for any of those
tapes, with a total cost, I believe, a couple orders of magnitude
bigger than video capture hw and some hacking night
Apart from this, all the other info will surely be valuable when I get
around to actually do it.
Many thanks to Marko and all the others who contributed to this
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