[kdenlive] dvgrab no camera exists

David david at kenpro.com.au
Sun Oct 11 06:23:49 UTC 2015

I've previously used my camera with KDENLIVE but now I'm having no luck.

I'd really appreciate any suggestions. My set up is as follows:

Ubuntu 12.04
Canon XHA1
firewire connection

When I plug in the firewire, the camera's screen reports:

david at david:~$  lspci | grep -i firewire
08:06.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB23 
IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)

david at david:~$ lsmod | grep -i firewire
firewire_ohci          41000  0
firewire_core          63600  1 firewire_ohci
crc_itu_t              12707  1 firewire_core

david at david:~$ ls -l /dev/raw1394 /dev/fw0
crw-rw-rw- 1 root video 251, 0 Oct 11 15:54 /dev/fw0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root       8 Oct 11 16:59 /dev/raw1394 -> /dev/fw0

david at david:~$ sudo dvgrab -i
Error: no camera exists

I created the link for /dev/raw1394 because of this page:

I also did this (and then rebooted):

david at david:~$ cat /etc/udev/rules.d/z95_firewire.rules
KERNEL=="dv1394*|video1394*|raw1394*|fw[0-9]*",    GROUP="video"
SUBSYSTEM=="firewire", ATTR{vendor_name}=="Linux Firewire", GROUP="video"
SUBSYSTEM=="firewire", GROUP="video"

David McQuire
0418 310312

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