Thanks for your thorough entry - it always helps. Below are a couple of thoughts/suggestions:
- You can go into the settings (in the capture window) and try some different devices. For example, there is Sony Generic and then several specific Sony devices. It may be that one of these helps.
- Try another firewire cable - it's worked for me and everyone has several
- have the camera or deck on, power on the Mac, launch Premiere, open capture window. Does that help?
Honestly, the most likely possibility is the CS3/4 thing. It's something that we might not test against in our normal process and I wonder if that's a contributing factor. I don't want you to uninstall CS3, especially since you have a viable workflow.
Hope this helps,
Thank you for responding. I have tried suggestions number 1 and 3 that you listed. I probably should have mentioned that. I will try your suggestion number 2. It seems like I remember somebody mentioning something like that a long time ago, but I didn't even think of it until you said something. The cable I'm using right now is a 10 foot firewire cable, and I can't remember the brand. I'll try a shorter 6 foot cable that came with an ADS firewire card that I purchased for another computer.
As far as reloading all of the software, I'm definitely going to wait until I finish a job that I'm currently working on. And only after I exhaust other options, such as yours. I'm sure anyone who's been in production for awhile (27 years for me) will appreciate the fact that you don't mess with the tools until the jobs done.
Again, thanks for the help, and I'll post an update once I resolve the issue.