[ubuntu] Need Help Capturing Video from Panasonic Mini DV Camcorder

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi all! New to posting on the forum, though I frequent them often. I need to capture some video off a Panasonic PV-GS250 Mini DV Camcorder. I have an iLink-Firewire400 Cable plugged into the 3.5" Bay on the front of my computer that has 2 USB and 1 Firewire400 ports. I know the USB ports work but so far am unable to determine if the Firewire port is the reason why I can't recognize this camera on the PC. I've read numerous posts and threads and nothing so far has worked. I first tried Kino but will use any software that will allow me to capture the video off these tapes. Let (Hardware)