HDV Workflow

For HDV you currently have to capture with HDVSplit (a free program) and then extract the audio using Mplayer (another free program).

Download HDVSplit from http://strony.aster.pl/paviko/hdvsplit.htm
Download mplayer from http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/dload.html

1) Capture using HDVSplit.

2) Extract audio to wav files:
mplayer.exe HDVfile.m2t -novideo -ao pcm:fast:waveheader:file=HDVfile.wav

3) To convert HDV video to Matrox MPEG2 I frame:
mencoder.exe HDVfile.m2t -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg2video:keyint=1:dc=10:ildct:ilme:mbd=2 -nosound -ffourcc M701 -o HDVfile.avi

The resultant files should import into Lightworks using "Create Link".

(Thanks to khaver for this)