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Re: Which software to copy and edit video from MiniDV camcorder

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On 04/22/07 16:08, Urs Thuermann wrote:
> I want to copy video recordings from my MiniDV camcorder to a Linux
> machine, edit it, convert it to MPEG2, and burn it to DVD.  What
> software is available in Debian for these tasks.  I have read
> something about kino, installed it, but it seems to be quite
> instable.
> After starting and clicking on "Capture", kino crashes in >90% of all
> cases with the following message (I have also included the last lines
> of kino output on its terminal):
>>>> Using iec61883 capture
>>>> iec61883Reader::StartThread on port 0
>>> Trying XVideo at 720x576
>>>> XvQueryAdaptors count: 1
>>>> Xv: ATI Radeon Video Overlay: ports 65 - 65
>>>> formats supported: 8
>>>>     0x41424752 (RGBA) packed
>>>>     0x0 () packed
>>>>     0x54424752 (RGBT) packed
>>>>     0x32424752 (RGB2) packed
>>>>     0x32595559 (YUY2) packed
>>>>     0x59565955 (UYVY) packed
>>>>     0x32315659 (YV12) planar
>>>>     0x30323449 (I420) planar
>>>> 0: XV_IMAGE, 2048x2048 rate = 1/1
> The program 'kino' received an X Window System error.
> This probably reflects a bug in the program.
> The error was 'BadAccess (attempt to access private resource denied)'.
>   (Details: serial 6520 error_code 10 request_code 143 minor_code 1)
>   (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
>    that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
>    To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line
>    option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
>    backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)
> A few times I was able to get past this point and control the camera,
> i.e. I could click "play" and "stop" and the camera reacted
> accordingly, I was also able to capture some scenes.  However, rewind
> and fast forward did not work.  Also, in most cases kino will stop at
> some point with a message, similar to the above.
> Have other users similar experiences or are there other packages which
> I should look at?

When I used kino to retrieve DV from a firewire camcorder, it worked
like a charm.  But that was about 2 years ago.

You don't tell us which branch (Sarge, Etch, testing, Sid) and
version of kino that you are running.

Also, there is a kino web site and forums that should be of more
assistance to you.

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Jefferson LA  USA

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