Firewire SDK

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by rdsii64, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. rdsii64 macrumors regular

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    The last time I had a need to pull some video off my set top DVR I used the firewire port and the firewire SDK. It worked just fine. Well now I have a need to do it again but I no longer have it installed. I went to get my back up and don't have one anymore. I went to the apple dev. site to download the latest copy and no joy. Can someone throw me a bone and help me get my hands on it?
     
  2. phoenixsan macrumors 65816

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    What....

    Mac OS X are you using...? I see the hardware you have/use from your signature....


    :):apple:
     
  3. rdsii64 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Mountian lion

    10.8.4 mountain lion
     
  4. boch82 macrumors 6502

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    I've been successful with FireRecord....records an mpeg file and then just needs to be converted to whatever format you need. Worked on both Motorola and Samsung boxes.
     
  5. rdsii64 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So far I found fire record. The problem is my set top box doesn't show up. Hopefully apples dev site will get unscrewed soon so I can get the latest firewire sdk.

    thanks anyway for the help.
     
  6. boch82 macrumors 6502

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    I haven't gotten it to control the box. I just do a crash record then trim in edit
     
  7. rdsii64 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I finally got it working. Turns out I had a bad firewire cable. Swapped the cable and it works. I do have one other problem though. Once the M2t file is on my desktop VLC plays it perfectly. However, when I run it through clipwrap so I can open it in final cut, something really bad is happening to the audio.
     
  8. boch82 macrumors 6502

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    I use MPEGStreamClip (free) opens the file, and convert to ProRes or other edit codec based on client needs and go from there
     

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