Little new to this. I'm trying to bring video over from Sony Mini-DVDs to iMovie, problem #1. No problem getting DV through FireWire from JVD MiniDV Cam in "DV" Mode, problem #2. So... I can use QuickTime to convert to MPEG4 or DVDxDV to extract and save from DVD to say iMovie format. I can drag and drop mounted DVDs onto iMovie, result seems to be short soundless clips in iMovie. Why? With Problem #2, I believe it impossible to use the JVC GR-HD1U and FireWire to pass on HD to iMovie. Need a HD convert and capture card, right?