If you don't need Kino's features, and you just want to get the video off the camera with as little fuss as possible, you can use the dvgrab (GNU/Linux) utility on the command line. The dvgrab source code is available via the Kino web site; like its sister project, there should be a binary package available for your GNU/Linux distro. Ubuntu users can install dvgrab using the Synaptic package manager. The dvgrab package has a man page (type man dvgrab into a terminal after installation) that details all of the program's parameters. For instance, you can use dvgrab with the following options:
dvgrab --autosplit --format dv2 --size 0 --opendml my_videofile-
The last part of the command, my_videofile-, is the prefix given to each sequentially numbered DV file captured from the camera tape.
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