I've been getting into amature filmmaking in a big way recently and once I found a MiniDV camera that my 1 Gig G4 powerbook was compatable with I was off and running. My first few film projects were great. I had no trouble importing the DV from my Canon Optura 300 into the mac and editing was a snap with iMovie. However... Just a few days ago I got back from vacation and tried to import my new video into my mac but it won't do it. The camera handshakes with the mac and there seems to be no problem but when I push 'IMPORT' it drops so many frames that the link breaks and it stops the process all by itself. Can anyone tell me what's going on? I've tried everything I know, memory dumps, permission repairs and Disk Warrior just to rule things out but I'm a real novice. Thought, questions, help would be appreciated. Thanx.