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This paper presents a system for the capture and the composition of three-dimensional video with firewire cameras. We have developed a software application for capturing synchronized video, so that a couple of videos corresponding to the right and left eyes can be recorded in the hard disk. The main features of this application are: the execution of camera calibration procedure, the correction of image distortion caused by the lens radial distortion, and the synchronization of cameras to capture video through the firewire bus. The final composition of the stereoscopic video is accomplished through appropriate reference software. An experimental stereoscopic video were generated through this system as a proof of concept. The resulting video file was satisfactory regarding the visualization of three-dimensional effect of the content of the captured video. According to our free subjective evaluation, there was no distortion in the images or unpleasant effects.