Kino is a package to acquire video from firewire DV cameras. It is a good solution for video capture, although a bit limited for editing.
Kino is known to work with the following cameras:
- JVC GR D50e
- sony ? mini dv
- canon ?
See also this [http://www.linux1394.org/hcl.php?class_id=3 list at linux1394.org]