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Ubuntu For Non-Geeks, 3rd Edition by Rickford Grant

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Using Your Digital Video Camera

Although they haven't achieved the ubiquitous status of digital still cameras, digital video cameras have become increasingly common in recent years. Likewise, while Linux support for still digital cameras is quite good, its support for DV cameras can be called…well, let's just say it's "progressing."

Don't be discouraged by my tone in that last sentence, though. You should have no trouble downloading video from your camera to your computer, editing those video files, and adding effects and even subtitles. To be honest, there are still some problems, especially in the area of file format conversions, but, as with all things Linux, it will only be a matter of time until the wrinkles are ironed out. There are also ...

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