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Re: Linux for video professionals



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? 
>   

To build a smallish linux box for backup purposes (via firewire)
provided the video camera follows the DV standard is a matter of well
below $750 (including my profit ;-)

FMF


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