capture video directly to hard drive?
November 14, 2005 2:58 PM   Subscribe

capturing video from GL2 directly to powerbook???

ok, so lets say i want to bypass tape completely and capture directly to my hard drive. like keep my powerbook in my backpack and run a firewire cable from the cam to the laptop. would final cut be able to do this? would my laptop go to sleep since it would be closed? is there another program or piece of hardware that would work better?


posted by hummercash to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
Can I ask why you want to no dump to tape first?

Unless you are going to be using the camcorder as a A->D bridge (like comverting VHS to digital)I don't see the point of this.
posted by cowmix at 3:03 PM on November 14, 2005

I wanted to do this as well, with a different camera. My desire was to leave it filming all night, and clearly any tape wasn't going to work for that.
posted by xmutex at 3:06 PM on November 14, 2005

its time sensitive material, so dumping it directly to the hard drive just cuts down on having to capture it all first. if i shoot from 7am-11am and need to have that footage edited and up on the web by 2pm (3pm at the latest), capturing is just not gonna work.
posted by hummercash at 3:09 PM on November 14, 2005

what you want is a firestore
posted by filmgeek at 4:02 PM on November 14, 2005

Well, if you were on a PC , I'd say that DVRack would fix you right up. But you're on a Mac, so what you could do is record the video directly in iMovie or Final Cut. Alternatively, use a freeware tool like BTV.
posted by baggers at 6:04 PM on November 14, 2005

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