dvcont - send control commands to DV cameras
dvcont <command1> [ <command2> ... ]
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
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-
Tell the camera to play in reverse. If already playing, it tog-
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.)
Tell the camera to search for the next scene. (Use in pause or
prev Tell the camera to go to the previous frame. (Use in pause mode)
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-
status Report the status of the device.
Report available plugs.
Tell the program to tell you debug info.
Tell the program to tell you the program version.
help Tell the program to show you a help screen.
dvcont was written by Jason Howard <email@example.com> and Dan
Dennedy <firstname.lastname@example.org>. This man page was written with the help of
help2man by Daniel Kobras <email@example.com> for the Debian GNU/Linux
distribution (but may be used by others). Updated by Dan Dennedy
dvcont September 2002 DVCONT(26)