Have browsed forums relentlessly for hours today looking for a fix to this to no avail.
Linux 3.1.10-1.9-desktop x86_64
System: openSUSE 12.1 (x86_64)
KDE: 4.7.2 (4.7.2) “release 5”
kdenlive 0.8.2.1-2.1 via firstname.lastname@example.org
Sony DCR-TRV320 NTSC camcorder. Old but hella nice.
Camcorder is attached via firewire to the system, hardware monitor reports indicate firewire support is working.
Indeed I have actually transferred video from this same camcorder to this same hardware before when I was running an earlier version of openSuSE. But that was about 2 years ago so I’m kinda relearning the process. I don’t recall if I used kdenlive before actually, but after some reading I thought I’d prefer kdenlive as it seems widely reported a nice stable tool with robust features.
If I run kdenlive either from terminal or from gui, the start up process proceeds up to the point of telling me that it doesn’t find a device.
Among other things, testing has included :
Running dvgrab as user in a terminal -it fires right up capturing video.
It was suggested to someone to create a file called 20-udev-firewire.rules in /etc/udev/rules.d with these contents:
# allow video group to read/write /dev/raw1394 SUBSYSTEM=="firewire", GROUP="video",MODE="0660" KERNEL=="raw1394", GROUP="video", MODE="0660"
so I did that, but no joy.
It was suggested to check the output of
# modprobe raw1394
but that returns
FATAL: Module raw1394 not found.
YaST reports there is no raw1394 file to install in any repo, however I note that libraw1394 is installed as is libavc1394.
In short, I’ve tried many and varied suggestions. None have helped.
In desperation I uninstalled kdenlive, deleted the file created in /etc/udev and installed Kino.
It recognized the camera immediately.
Doesn’t make any sense to me that dvgrab and Kino see it with no issues.
I like Kino OK but every time you stop the recording the routine crashes. Or at least immediately closes down.
I’m thinking that isn’t normal but in retrospect Kino has ALWAYS done that. Kinda makes it hard to use the features of the software OTHER than the fact that it let’s me get the data from the camcorder and does save the output when it closes down upon me hitting the stop button to end the capture.
Any ideas why I cannot seem to get kdenlive to recognize the camera?