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Visual Media Processing Using MATLAB Beginner's Guide by George Siogkas

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Time for action – capturing a video using a firewire connection

Now it is time to tackle our first video acquisition assignment. We will use the most common settings to save a video in our disk, explaining every step of the process. The camera used for this example, will be a 10-year old DV camera, with a firewire (IEEE 1394) port. The connection to the PC will be via the firewire port on our motherboard. Other viable solutions can be used, for example, USB web cams, frame grabbers, and so on. A list of supported hardware per manufacturer and per operating system can be found on https://www.mathworks.com/products/imaq/supported/index.html.

Now, let's start our process:

  1. Our first step is to connect the camera using a firewire cable and switch it ...

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