[sf-lug] Fwd: Fwd: Capture video from MiniDV over USB?

Kristian Erik Hermansen kristian.hermansen at gmail.com
Thu Apr 17 12:34:54 PDT 2008

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From: Matthew Gillen <me at mattgillen.net>
Date: Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 5:52 AM
Subject: Re: Fwd: Capture video from MiniDV over USB?
To: Kristian Erik Hermansen <kristian.hermansen at gmail.com>
Cc: BLU Discussion <discuss at blu.org>

Kristian Erik Hermansen wrote:

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Kristian Erik Hermansen <kristian.hermansen at gmail.com>
> Date: Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 11:41 PM
> Subject: Capture video from MiniDV over USB?
> To: Linux user Group <sf-lug at linuxmafia.com>
> I have googled around and many solutions don't appear to allow me to
>  grab the video from my new camera without using firewire.  Has anyone
>  here personally been able to use USB?  Thanks for your time!

 If there's not a linux driver that knows how to talk to your device,
but there is a windows driver, sometimes you can use this trick where
you use USBSnoop on a windows box to capture the USB commands to start
the device streaming data back to the computer.  Then you can use a
perl script to write those saved commands to the raw USB device while
in linux.

 Here's a more thorough description:

 I actually used that trick a few years back, so I know it works (or
at least works with that particular A-to-D converter).


Kristian Erik Hermansen
"Clever ones don't want the future told. They make it."

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