Ok, I just filled up my first 60 min DV with my household's Easter festivities! By the way, Happy Easter to those who do the Easter thing! Anyways, I just tried to import the footage to iMovie but ran into a problem. Firstly, I have a Sony HDR HC7 connected to a 320GB Buffalo HD by FireWire and the HD is connected to my MacBook by FW too. I opened iMovie, created a new project and began to import my footage. After about 15 minutes of importing in Real Time it dropped to 1/8th time. I was out of the room at the point when it dropped but the image in iMovie was stuck, but the Viewfinder was still playing. So, I hit stop in iMovie and it seemed like it was taking for ever for the footage import to catch up. I decided to quit iMovie and load it again to try importing from where it previously slowed down. When I opened iMovie again however, all my clips were stored in iMovie's trash. What's up with that? Basically, I'd like to know, is importing in less than real time normal with iMovie even using FW or is it my set up? Should I just leave it when the speed drops and let it catch up on its own when the 60min tape is over? It seems ridiculous if I have to be sitting their watching the whole 60 minutes import just so I can stop it manually when the import speed drops. Before when this happened on my USB HD I expected it to be slow, but on the USB HD when I leave it to catch up it ALWAYS overloads iMovie or something and the App quits on its own and all data and clips are lost. Will that happen with my FW HD? Also, why does iMovie put all my clips in the trash when I quit and reopen? As always, all help is appreciated. Thanks.