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Re: Linux for video professionals



On Sat, 2006-05-06 at 02:23 -0400, Claude Jones wrote:
> I post the following query from a professional television producers list I 
> belong to - it speaks for itself:
> 
> "why can't a mobile fire wire hard drive work as my storage unit for my video 
> camera, you need to buy that expensive external hardrive backup @$1500 for 
> 40/80 gigs. Isn't there someway of running a pre installed linux program on 
> the mobile firewire and save my video automatically, I'm not looking for all 
> the bells and whisles, maybe just independant folders every time I hit the 
> record button.
> Any linux, software gurus, help out."
> 
> Any takers? Ideas? 

FireWire ports that worked for me in FC3 do not work in FC4/FC5

IMHO FireWire is too unstable in the kernel to even consider using it
for professional television production.

But :shrug: - maybe something out there using an earlier kernel works.

Maybe Linux on a 40GB FireWire iPod :D


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