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Importing from Firewire (IEEE1394) 2 years, 4 months ago #158386

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I am using lightworks on a Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya Cinnamon OS and I cannot get this program to hook to my MiniDV Tape Cameras. I have set it all up and still no work. So I open KINO, get the videos off the tapes, then open Lightworks and try to drag and drop the files and it does not accept them. What kind of NLE Video Editing Program is this anyway?
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My bad, I guess this Program is of no use to me, as I went back to the download page and downloaded a PDF and it says under the Windows are, that they removed firewire, so with no drag and drop or capture from firewire, this program is useless to me. I am going to uninstall it and be done with ya all
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Re: Importing from Firewire (IEEE1394) 2 years, 4 months ago #158392

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Lightworks does not currently support importing via firewire.

What type of files did KINO make when you imported them? Can you post a MediaInfo report?

What kind of NLE Video Editing Program is this anyway?


Oscar winning films have been cut with Lightworks. And Editshare has just been awarded an Emmy for Lightworks multicamera editing features.
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Re: Importing from Firewire (IEEE1394) 2 years, 4 months ago #158395

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Re: Importing from Firewire (IEEE1394) 2 years, 4 months ago #158399

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does that still work? have you tried it with V14?
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Re: Importing from Firewire (IEEE1394) 2 years, 4 months ago #158404

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arniepix wrote:
does that still work?

I'm reasonably sure that it doesn't, but when I get a chance I'll break out my old DV deck and some media (if I can find where it's packed!!!) and check. If the documentation says "no" it should mean "no". As far as I'm aware Avid hasn't supported it for some considerable time either, although that may be O/S related.

What is more concerning is that the file format isn't recognised. From memory it should be identified as type .DV. If you rename it to .MPG or .MP2 you may have more luck. It may also work better for you if you link to it rather than transcode or copy.
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Re: Importing from Firewire (IEEE1394) 2 years, 4 months ago #158411

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Lightworks V14.0 release notes say on page 15 under "Limitations and Known Problems in Version 14.0" "Cross Plaform":
There is no Firewire support

I believe, even with older version of Lightworks there was no firewire support on Linux.

lghtwrks, what version and OS does your link above refer to?
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Re: Importing from Firewire (IEEE1394) 2 years, 4 months ago #158416

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KINO saves them .DV files No fear though, I have removed Lightworks from my computer already.
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Re: Importing from Firewire (IEEE1394) 2 years, 4 months ago #158418

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Lightwrks, to bad that page you link too is in a language I do not understand one word of.

I di use Google Translate on the page and where that page says on the little window, IEEE 1394, my system does not say that, it only gives me the option of Desktop
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Re: Importing from Firewire (IEEE1394) 2 years, 4 months ago #158423

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You can capture miniDV onto your computer using third party software, then import these files into Lightworks.

Re: Importing from Firewire (IEEE1394) 2 years, 4 months ago #158427

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KINO and Lightworks arent't comparable.

When KINO meets your needs why did you try switching to Lightworks?
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Re: Importing from Firewire (IEEE1394) 2 years, 4 months ago #158440

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Because My Former Video editing Program, was not able to capture from Firewire, but I could just drag and drop to it. And I never used Kino for any video editing, I just used it because it could get the videos off of my MiniDV tape Cameras
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Re: Importing from Firewire (IEEE1394) 2 years, 4 months ago #158442

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I cannot drag and drop .dv files onto the field where you capture Videos.

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What method are you using?

In the fixed layout, under the log tab in local files you:

Click on a clip to select it for import to your project, or hold down the Shift or Ctrl key (Cmd key on Mac OS X) to select multiple clips, and:

a)Click the Import button.

b)Drag a single clip on to the clip viewer.

Re: Importing from Firewire (IEEE1394) 2 years, 4 months ago #158446

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Beside of drag and drop, I believe it won't be easy to find a video editor on Linux which supports capturing of DV video over Firewire easily to a well editable format. Kdenlive using dvgrab maybe?

Please, let us know what works for you best.
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Re: Importing from Firewire (IEEE1394) 2 years, 4 months ago #158455

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I use KINO to import files from my MiniDV Tape Cameras. Then once I have the Project imported, I close KINO and went Kdenlive and opened a folder and navigated to where I put the clips. I have dual screens, so this is not hard to do. Then I would simply select the clips on the folder and drag them to the Kdenlive, But this I was not able to do with Lightworks. It seems Lightworks cannot work with .dv files. So I installed Handbrake and converted my DV files to mp4 files. Once that was done, I could put them in a project bin in Lightworks, but could not get to the Video editor.


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You see in this image on the right are is folder with 3 files. two of ,DV and 1 MP4 file, but when I click add file this is what shows up, just the one MP4 file
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