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.
For more info see [http://kinodv.org/ Kino Website]
Kino is known to work with the following cameras:
- JVC GR D50e Capture ok, Controller AV/C ok, Record to tape ok
- Canon Capture ok, Controller AV/C ok, Record to tape ok
- sony, panasonic, many dv camera models should be supported
See also this [http://www.linux1394.org/hcl.php?class_id=3 list at linux1394.org]