I do some experiments with MPEG2 (DVD) format which you will get from your camcoder. I bought a box with IEEE1394/firewire card (134CA$ one year ago) from "Dazzle" company. I didn't had any problem to
compile support into kernel and I downloaded software which allows me download movie to HDD. I found software "ULEAD VideoStudio" (Windows version) very convenient and usefull. Probably another
software which I would recommend for windows is "Adobe Premiere" or "ULEAD MediaStudio" but the packages prety expensive. If you will interested in it I could share with you my experience.
NOTE: I have Sony DSR-TRV 720. Please ask the sale person a question about version of VideoStudio included in package - you may be lacky to get latest version 5.0. Othervise you have to do downloading
some patches as 4.0 need some fixes to work with Sony Camcoders. Version 5 doesn' have this problem. You even can try this software, only you will not get full set of effects transition with trial
Linux has application which support downloading from camcoder - Broadcast2000
but it is very limited with video effects at the moment.
If you not interested in video editing under Windows you can find IEEE1394/Firewire card for 79CA$.
I am looking for information on how to configure the serial port B
(ttyb) on a Sun Fire-Wire 440 with Solaris 9 and Solstice X25 9.2 for
an X25 link. I have't found anything in the online documentation on
the www.sun.com website. What I have found out on that machine is that
there is no HDLC driver installed.
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