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:

Etch: Could down load DV and edit. But could not create movie for DVD.

See also this [http://www.linux1394.org/hcl.php?class_id=3 list at linux1394.org]