One of the many things I use Linux for at work is to edit movies. No, not that kind of movies you are thinking about … this is strictly for science work. Anyway, the first step is to transfer video from a camcorder connected through a firewire port using kino. I am doing this on a machine running Fedora Core 6. I attempted to do the work on a CentOS-5 box. However, going to the capture mode on kino produces an error:
*raw1394 kernel module not loaded or failure to read/write .....
Method 1 — requires a kernel from the centosplus repository
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-firewire and comment out
modprobe firewire-ohci to achieve the same without reboot)
(3) Connect the camcorder
(4) Step (3) creates
/dev/fw? (? = 0, 1, etc). Change the owner to the logged-in user.
(5) Start kino and go to Capture. Press the Capture button.
Method 2 — Use if Method 1 does not work
(1) Install ieee1394 from the ATrpms repository. Refer to the CentOS Wiki Repository article for the instruction.
(2) Download the kmod-ieee1394 package frpm the ELRepo repository and install it using the
rpm -Uvh command. There is no need to reinstall this kernel module upon kernel update.
(3) Download packages libraw1394_8 and libraw1394 from my collection and install them as in (2).
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist and add these lines:
(6) Chenge the ownership of
/dev/raw1394 to the logged in user.