Re: Video Camera
Apparently, _Keith O'Connell_, on 06/25/04 14:44,typed:
I am thinking of buying my daughter a video camera, and I am
looking for a little advice. Is there within Debian like tools
for getting MPEG files off a camera, onto a linuc box and
software to view them, or better still edit trhem?
The camera (a cheap one from Amaxon) appears to use MPEG-4,
and I am sure I heard that this was to be a closed format with
royalties charged for it's use. Is this then not a good way to
I've just read what I've typed and it is quite obvious that I
don't even know the right questions to ask!
No doubt others have trod this path. Is there an appropriate
site I should go to and read? I have googled but only seem to
get references to MPEG-[1-3], or sites offering to sell
I have tried Cinelerra(to grab video and some editing) and Kino
(non-linear editing) to capture and make movies from my MiniDV TRV24
Sony camcorder. Have't sorted out all the problem (can't compile
Cinelerra on Debian Sarge yet :( ), but I guess these two programs are
a nice combo for video editing and format changing. YMMV.