I'm also using an iMac
CS5 full version
So you recorded HDV? Correct? if so turn off your CPU unhook firewire cable from cpu once compouter totally shut down.
Then go to your camera menu screen and make sure your cameras output is set to output whatever you shot- I'll assume HDV- so make sure your camera is set to HDV output mode- through your firewire port (look at your manual to find this setting if not sure WHERE IT IS)
Once that is done start up your cpu- when it boots up into the OS attach the firewire cable and start premiere
When you have the option to start a new project select that and make sure your capture format for your new Pr Pro project is set to HDV
If you did all this and it still dosen't work
I'm out of ideas
but I would still restart my cpu first if I were you and try again
Hope any of this helps
I had this problem with my FX7 and Premier CS5. I tried everything I could find on the internet to solve this problem. Nothing worked. I did an online chat with Sony today. After running through the list of things to try the tech suggested something I hadn't tried. And that was to do a reset on the camcorder while it was plugged into the firewire port. This worked instantly. I watched the capture screen go from "device not connected" to "stopped" I then was able to hit the recrd button and capture my tape in 1080i HDV. I hope this helps anyone else out there with this problem.
I have the same problem with my Sony TRV22E camera, perfectly fine with Final Cut Pro but Premier Pro finds a problem, why? Easy because its made by Adobe and nothing of theirs ever works!