After 12 months of trying to find an answer to a problem, I have finally given up and gone back to Final Cut Pro. I have been trying to work out why my system will not record basic HD video from my Canon XH-A1 video camera via firewire. My system has CS6, running on 10.7.4 on a MacPro with 11 gig RAM . It is trying to record to a freash hard drive (1 terabyte), and all I get everytime is "unknown Recorder Error" and no one has an answer, its a pity as everything I import from disk is fine. Is Adobe stopping all import from tape now?
Over on the Windows side, there are free programs to use with tape cameras
Have you tried to find a Mac program to use?
Capture the video with IMovie and then import into Premiere.