I imported the video off of a DV and the clips played smoothly as they were being imported but when I try to play them in iMovie a 12 second clip will play in 2 sec. Ive tweaked all sorts of settings including video FX for fast/slow/reverse and nothing has worked. Could this be an import problem? Thanks! Oh I am doing this on a year old macbook pro with the 256 MB ATI x1600 and a GB of RAM. I have 14 GB on my HDD free and am running the lastest fully updated version of iMovie HD. Only Firefox, iTunes, and Adium are running as well.