My experience in the past 24 hours can be described in no other way than complete technology failure. I'm working at Missouri Boys State doing a documentary of the week long program. Last night, my video storage drive bombed, and annihilated all my files. Fortunately, I was able to pull up an auto-save of the file, and though it required an all nighter, I got my footage back. After shooting some more tapes this morning, I sat down to capture my footage, only to find that the camera and computer would not communicate. Here is what I've tried: 5 different FireWire cables of varied brands. 3 different digital cameras, all of which had established connection earlier in the week 3 different computers (again, all functioned fine earlier in the week) Final Cut Pro 5 and 4 and iMovie and even iChat All of these have failed. I tried my iSight, and it works perfectly with iChat AV 3 and iMovie 4. I can find no logical (or even illogical) explanation for this overwhelming failure of technology. Is there anything else that I can try? I've completely run out of ideas.