[simon d]"I'm trying to import them into premiere but it's saying it don't recognise the files - is there a plugin I need? "
Which version of Premiere do you have? Minimum requirements, so I've been told is CS3 with the very last update before Premiere CS4 came out. As I eluded to in your pervious post I watched a friend transfer EX HDV files from my camera to CS3 on a Windows machine without any other drivers installed. But you may want to go to the Sony web site and download the latest SxS driver. You can find the installer here: