If you change settings to the camera you need to disconnect first, change settings, reconnect.
Never connect the camera to the computer when its turned on, you will blow out the firewire.
thank you for this: i already tried most of this shopping list
As for the setting change: I always turn the cam off before changing setting in Adobe. Changes nothing on the cam directly.
By the way (and so to cut it short on the FW connector, cable and so on on the physical side): i can capture freely and eithout a glitch with iMovie, a $19 application... Something to get me even happier to have paid the big price for the Adobe full fledge rig....
One more question : since it appears that Premiere has issues with capture, and that I can capture with a Googgy Doogie app such as iMovie, can I consider using Final Cut Pro for capture - then cross to Adobe Premiere and the suite for editing, finalizing ? Or is there a problem to copy the shots/files from one program to the other (would they remain identified clearly so I could just import shots into Premiere afterward ?)