Today I got a chance to tinker with Kino which is one of the open source apps that comes standard on Ubuntu 7.04. I experimented with Kino a couple years ago when I was using Fedora 3 and Fedora 4 on a Dell Inspiron 5100 notebook. Ubuntu has done a better job of packaging everything for Kino to operate quickly and easily. I plugged in my firewire cable and attached my digital video camera to it and in I was capturing video very quickly and editing it with ease. Kino is not Pinnacle but it’s a real decent video editor and you just can’t beat the price. One of its features that I found compelling is the ability to export flash video. I’m still learning and would like to know how I can export to Quicktime. There is a switch but it’s greyed out.