When I import a sequence of images they appear as individual 5 second chunks. How do I get it to import as single frames?
In the Import window, there is a check box called "Numbered Stills;" select that and select the first image in your sequence, and the images will be imported as a single clip with each image as an individual frame. If you need to change it's frame rate, right-click it and select Modify > Interpret Footage and set the frame rate you need.
You can also use the Media Browser; click the flyout menu (stack o' pancakes) and select the Import Numbered Stills as Sequence option. The rest of the directions above apply.