[Cin] Capturing DV/HDV via Firewire
Terje J. Hanssen
terjejhanssen at gmail.com
Mon Feb 27 14:39:25 CET 2023
Better late than never! When I have digitizing S-video to DV I have been
disappointed about less color saturation and darker pictures on DV result
Finishing Hi8 I just continued with VHS and vhsc digitizing, where red and
green were even lesser and weak.
What I now found out to my surprise is that it is really the MX-1/TBC that
eats the colors in my work chain, and not as exspected the A/DV coversion.
MX-1 has been known to include an effective, fullframe TBC, 8bit/422
brilliant color depth/sampling and 500 lines resolution, especially the
better PAL version. It is also a video mixer with noise filter an a lot of
effects like Chroma key.
I have not found out if MX-1 can be set up with extended color saturation.
But I had and have tested a Videotech Design VCC3010 high resolution (700
lines!) RGB color corrector and video processor, with no need to decode!
A week ago I tested VCC3010 in front of MX-1, with no visible result.That
is, MX-1 eat also these colors.
But now when VCC3010 is connected after (behind) MX-1, the colors and
saturation on DN-300 DV record loop/playback could be returned close to the
Some will probably say colors can be added easy in the post. But I prefer
also the digitalized sources with real correct colors.
fre. 24. feb. 2023, 17:52 skrev Andrew Randrianasulu <
randrianasulu at gmail.com>:
> пт, 24 февр. 2023 г., 14:25 Terje J. Hanssen <terjejhanssen at gmail.com>:
>> Happily, the DN-300 came back from the dead and is currently converting
>> and recording S-video to DV again, though it somewhat fickly to get mounted
>> "HDD enabled" via Firewire to Linux :).
> \o/ I hope box will remain undead for at least as long as needed for all
> works and tests :)
>> Den 19.02.2023 17:15, skrev Terje J. Hanssen:
>> Den 19.02.2023 16:54, skrev Phyllis Smith:
>> I can say with 100% certainty that here we have never tested FIREWIRE but
>> I did notice that the CV contributors did add "ifdef FIREWIRE" in a few of
>> the .C programs which conceivably means that it can be built with the
>> capability. However, I guess I do not understand why you would want this
>> option since you stated:
>> "The reason is my 10 years old FireWire based DV/HDV recorder
>> seemingly is dead."
>> Sony FX7/HDV tape Playback/i.LINK -> Datavideo DN-300 DV/HDV HDD recorder
>> -> FireWire/Linux WS
>> Now when the M2T and DV recorder in the middle is dead, I have to
>> transfer the files directly from the camcorder/player to the Linux WS.
>> Recently I successfully was able to do: "Transfer VHS/DVD Media or
>> Video8/Hi8 Tapes into CINELERRA-GG" though.
>>> Does this mean that Firewire/dv capture already is supported or optional
>>>> can be configured?
>>> it was not tested in ages .....
>>> guess try to install all -dev version of libraries and look at output of
>>> cingg's configure .... then connect device and try to set capture device to
>>> iec* ....
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