Dvgrab 3.5

An Open Source tool to receive the audio and video data from a digital camcorder
Dvgrab - The help message of the dvgrab command-line utility
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Dvgrab is an open source command-line utility designed to help users receive the A/V data from a digital camcorder via the IEEE 1394 (FireWire) interface and to store them into an AVI file.

Dvgrab features autosplit functionality for long video sequences, a task that will split the file into several ones. It also supports saving the data as raw frames, AVI type 1 and AVI type 2.

To use the program, turn on the camera, press play, and run the command in a terminal: dvgrab --frames 200 myfilm-. If your kernel is properly configured for FireWire device drivers, Dvgrab will be able to output a file called myfilm-001.avi from about 30 MB of DV image data.

last updated on:
December 5th, 2013, 9:23 GMT
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
developed by:
Arne Schirmacher
ROOT \ Multimedia \ Video
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Dvgrab - The usage message of dvgrab, as viewed from the Linux TerminalDvgrab - The usage message of the dvgrab software
What's New in This Release:
  • This version automatically detects when your device is DV or HDV so you do not have to remember to supply "-f hdv."
  • Also, contains a few bug and compilation fixes, as usual.
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