I'm in love with guvcview! Does everything I need it to do...plus. I'm using a Logitech C920.
It looks good, but I can not change the settings from webcam to videograbber (With Debian 8 and Linu Mint 17.1). I hoped that with this program I could capture my movies from my camcorder on my netbook*. Now I have to do it with windows :( * my camcorder has Firewire, AV out and S-video, my desktop computer has a Firewire card and grabs with dvgrab all my movies. Some times it is easier to use my netbook (when I am not at home) but this one has no Firewire.
It works right away with my Logitech C920.
Works perfectly on my LMDE installation. I intend to use this code as a subsystem for a project I'm starting.
The answer to my webcam recording needs in Linux Mint. Superior to Cheese, by far.