i never knew it was possible to capture clips through quicktime but i think it might be a hardware issue from my subsequent investigations. apparently the sony deck only supports firewire 100, 200 and 400 but imacs only have 800. there is an adaptor (400 to 800) that i can buy so hopefully that will solve the issue.
i only have fcp 6 and that doesnt work with lion.
on a separate note. i’d really like to know how i could install fcp 6 so i could access projects i have been working on all year until my motherboard gave up the ghost. all i can think of is to try and buy a second mac that doesn’t have lion installed yet.
That requires formatting your drive and starting from scratch. A few ways to do it…best to do a Google search for: “how to reformat drive and do fresh install of snow leopard”. FCP 6 will install fine on SL and then you can do the leopard upgrade after.