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 the [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 and many other DV cameras should be supported
- Capture OK, Controller AV/C OK, Record to tape Unknown: Sony DCR-HC26.
See also [http://www.linux1394.org/hcl.php?class_id=3 list at linux1394.org]