I recently setup my 1.8Ghz Macbook Pro for editing: FCE, FW external drive, and XL-2. My 15" mac only has one FW port, but my external drive enclosure (VANTEC NST-360UFS-BK NexStar 3) has two. So I serial linked my camera through the drive (i.e. XL-2 to NexStar 3 via Firewire and then NexStar 3 to Macbook Pro via Firewire) for capturing. This setup seemed to work fine, but after my first footage capture I noticed small skips in my video and audio. These skips do not exist on the tape -- just the imported footage. Does anyone know whether my serial connecting could perhaps be causing my problem or not?