Glad to know the Mac has it's problems too. Just disable/remove the iSight before starting PR.
I tried that first thing, but it turns out that Mac doesn't have any way of letting a user turn off or disable the camera, which is just stupid. After lots of searching, I found some discussions of how to make it stop working through command line, but I am not confident enough to do that.
Also after lots more searching, I think the problem relates to codecs. If this is the issue, how do I find what codecs I'm missing, and how do I obtain them? Remember, this is a Mac, so GSpot won't work.
Another thing to note. I used my school's computers to capture the footage (with Final Cut Pro), and then open those QuickTime files in Premiere. Upon doing that, I was told there was an error: codec missing or unavailable. Nothing else QuickTime-related is running, so if I had it, it should be available.
Thanks for any help!
Sorry I can't help, because I stay far away from Mac's.
Haha, that's fine. To each their own.
I actually found help on the iSight issue here: http://forums.adobe.com/message/1739474#1739474
So now I can disable that. That doesn't solve my codec issue, though, so if anyone does have knowledge on that, I could still really use the help.