[LAU] [OT] DV/HDV camera recommendation ?

Olivier Guilyardi ml at xung.org
Tue Jul 7 14:56:24 EDT 2009

Dave Phillips wrote:

> I'm looking to buy a low-cost camcorder with FireWire out. Do any of you 
> LAUyers have a recommendation ? I'd like to stay under $200US if possible.

To ensure Linux compatibility, try to get yourself a device that supports IIDC.
Here's a quite exhaustive list (check the IIDC column) by libdc1394 author:

We had a lot of problems setting up a DV live stream using ffmpeg because our
camcorder lacked IIDC support.


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