I have been film random things until my firewire showed up so that I could have something to edit. As soon as the firewire cable showed up, I opened up iMovie and it recognized the camera with no problem, but when I went to shoot again and open iMovie, the camera didn't show!?! I was installing FCP 7 while I was doing all of this. After FCP 7 installed, I opened it up and it didn't recognize the camera!! I've tried everything like: searching google, Creative Cow, and everything else. But I cannot find a solution. Can someone please walk me through this, thanks!
Plug the camera and open QT Player.
Then in the File Menu, open "New Movie recording".
See if you get the camera there.
In the QT Preferences > Recording, you may need to change the Video Source to get the external camera.
If you don't get the camera there, that sounds to me a problem with the FW connexion; the cable or the socket.