capture from FireWire DV like in iMovie or FinalCut


    Jun 21 2006 | 10:28 am
    Hi!
    I?m working on a video project and I try to capture from a FireWire Cam in PAL resolution with jit.qt.grab and jit.qt.record. With this solution I always have performance problems on a G5 1,8 ghz. I can?t capture at the full framerate of 25fps. Capturing video in iMovie or FinalCut works also on a slow G3 very fine.
    Do you have some advice for me to do some "iMovie-like" capturing in max?
    cheers flo

    • Jun 22 2006 | 1:55 am
      Try this. I believe that getvmode should see your camera as PAL. I also set the frame size to PAL manually so that it is full frame, not half frame. Ken ken@kennethfeinstein.com www.kennethfeinstein.com
      On Jun 21, 2006, at 6:28 PM, flo spier wrote:
      > > Hi! > > I?m working on a video project and I try to capture from a FireWire > Cam in PAL resolution with jit.qt.grab and jit.qt.record. > With this solution I always have performance problems on a G5 1,8 ghz. > I can?t capture at the full framerate of 25fps. > Capturing video in iMovie or FinalCut works also on a slow G3 very > fine. > > Do you have some advice for me to do some "iMovie-like" capturing > in max? > > cheers flo
    • Jun 22 2006 | 3:23 pm
      cheers good help!
      in addition I discovered that the jit.qt.grab object accepts also a write message and writes the video directly to disc. so I eleminated my performance problems cause I don?t send the video through a jitter matrix anymore...
      greetz
      flo