Batch Transferring DV Tapes on Mac or PC using Linux on a Flash Drive

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Update Package List
sudo apt update
Install dvgrab and ffmpeg
sudo apt install dvgrab ffmpeg
Move to Desktop Directory
cd Desktop/
Create Directory
mkdir tape_20<br>
Move to Newly Created Directory
cd tape_20
Capture DV Video from DV Camera
dvgrab -showstatus -t -a -rewind

Press “control-C” to stop capture

Move to Parent Directory
cd ..
View Directory Sizes
du -sh *
Batch Convert DV files to MP4*
for i in *.dv; do ffmpeg -i "$i" -vf yadif "${i%.*}.mp4"; done

*script sourced from: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/5784661/how-do-you-convert-an-entire-directory-with-ffmpeg

View Video Stats
ffprobe video.mp4
Remove DV files
rm *.dv

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