Transfer video from JVC gr-d740e to computer

Carl Friis-Hansen ubuntuuser at
Sat Oct 23 15:00:37 UTC 2010

Quoting Bill <beau at>:

> On 10/22/2010 2:28 PM, Carl Friis-Hansen wrote:
>> I have a JVC camcorder with digital tape and a firewire connection
>> between the camera and the Ubuntu 10.04 computer and want to transfer
>> the video on the tape in the camera to the computer.
>> Is this possible at al and if so, how do you do it?
>> There didn't appear to be any mount of the firewire connection, even
>> after setting the camera to play. Hopefully someone have tried this
>> thing before, because I am totally blank in this field  :-(
> Start here
> Then install Kino. /    sudo apt-get install kino/
> then look at
> I have been using adobe premier as I didnt care for the DV editing
> programs available to Linux.

Thanks a lot to both Conny and Bill, it makes sense. I will try all  
three methods, dcgrab, devede and kino. Strange with the firewire  

I will return later with the solution I finally go for and report it  
here and in the thread mentioned above.

Carl Friis-Hansen

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