Hi, I have a Canon HF S20. I have followed the directions and advise from this forum to no avail. I've plugged my camcorder in. I have coneected via USB to my MacPro. I have opened FCE & IMovie 08 and tried to import from camera. I get the same error message-"to import from camera please connect a camera" The software that came with the camera was for Windows so I never installed Pixela imagemaker 3 SE. 1. Do I need to first download this software? If so, what is a trust-worthy site to download it from? 2. Is it best to import the Canon AVCHD format to IMovie using Aunsoft Final Matefor Mac? Or use Doremisoft Canon Vixia Video to FCE Converter to convert the CAnon format to a file type t hat FCE can edut? 3. Finally, for the love of redundacy. Is there a way to import the Canon format into IMovie, save it in that format and then export it into FCE for editing and save it in that format as well?