dvcont



DVCONT(26)                                                          DVCONT(26)




NAME

       dvcont - send control commands to DV cameras


SYNOPSIS

       dvcont <command1> [ <command2> ... ]


DESCRIPTION

       dvcont  is a command line tool to send control commands via an IEEE1394
       link to a device that implements the AV/C specifications  by  the  1394
       Trade Association.  Or for the non-techies: dvcont lets you remote con-
       trol your DV camera via a Firewire cable.  The following  commands  are
       understood:

       dev <number>
              Select device number on chain to use. (dvcont tries to automati-
              cally detect the camera. Use the dev command  BEFORE  any  other
              commands for manual control.)

       play   Tell  the  camera  to play. If already playing, it toggles slow-
              motion.

       reverse
              Tell the camera to play in reverse. If already playing, it  tog-
              gles slow-motion.

       trickplay < -14 to +14 >
              Tell  the  camera  to play at various speeds.  0 = forward play,
              -14  = fastest reverse, -8 = 1X reverse, -1 = slowest reverse, 1
              =  slowest  forward, 8 = 1X forward, 14 = fastest forward.  (Not
              supported by all cameras.)

       stop   Tell the camera to stop playing.

       rewind Tell the camera to rewind. (Use in stop or play mode.)

       ff     Tell the camera to fast forward. (Use in stop or play mode.)

       pause  Tell the camera to toggle pause play.

       next   Tell the camera to go to the next frame. (Use in pause mode.)

       nextindex
              Tell the camera to search for the next scene. (Use in  pause  or
              play mode.)

       prev   Tell the camera to go to the previous frame. (Use in pause mode)

       previndex
              Tell the camera to search for the previous scene. (Use in  pause
              or play mode)

       record Tell the camera to record. (Use with caution!)

       eject  Tell  the  camera  to eject the tape. (Not supported by all cam-
              eras.)

       timecode
              Report the timecode on tape in the  format  HH:MM:SS:FF  (hours,
              minutes, seconds, intra-second frames).

       seek <timecode>
              Tell  the  camera  to  go  to  the  timecode,  given  in  format
              HH:MM:SS:FF as above.

       status Report the status of the device.

       pluginfo
              Report available plugs.

       verbose
              Tell the program to tell you debug info.

       version
              Tell the program to tell you the program version.

       help   Tell the program to show you a help screen.



AUTHORS

       dvcont was  written  by  Jason  Howard  <jason@spectsoft.com>  and  Dan
       Dennedy  <dan@dennedy.org>.  This man page was written with the help of
       help2man by Daniel Kobras <kobras@debian.org> for the Debian  GNU/Linux
       distribution  (but  may  be  used  by  others).  Updated by Dan Dennedy
       <dan@dennedy.org>.




dvcont                          September 2002                      DVCONT(26)

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