Have finally sat down to work on importing all my old video8/ hi8 tapes and almost instantly hit a snag.. I can boot up imovie or final cut pro.. see/ click on the cam (a sony trv530 in this case (connect via firewire/ dv port)).. I hit "import" and it *seems* to work.. I can see and hear the video as it plays..... I hit "stop import" and... nothing. That is, having supposedly imported the footage into imovie/ fcp but there is no trace of it.. anywhere. Go back into import media again, select the cam, hit "import", watch the video, stop the import. Aaaand nothing again. It's recognizing the camera and playing the video but it's like it's not actually recording/ storing it. I've tried turning cam on and off. Plugging/ unplugging it. Restarting the software. Trying different software (both imovie and FCP). Restarting the computer. Nothing works. As a test, I hooked up one of my newer cams (HV30) and tried to import a bit from one of my MiniDv tapes. And.. success! So I guess it has to be an issue with the older cam? But I don't know what. I don't get it. If it just wasn't seeing the cam at all or some such, would make a little more sense. But it shows the cam and for all intents and purposes works- it just doesn't seem to actually capture anything for some reason..... So frustrating. Anyone have any ideas....?