grabbing video

    Feb 18 2013 | 6:49 pm
    I am working with a theatre department that owns a Panasonic AVCCAM. When the camera is in DV mode and connected using a firewire cable (firewire 600 on both ends), it shows up as a IIDC firewire input. According to the cycling 74 website, dv devices are slower than firewire to decompress. Because the device shows up as firewire, does that mean it is not using dv compression?