I have been trying for five hours to get the video off my camcorder onto my computer. Toast recognizes my Canon ZR85. I put the camera in play mode at the beginning of the tape and I click the import button in toast, it then ask me to name the file which I do and then I click ok, then I get the spinning ball. I would wait 5 or 10 minutes and then I would force quit. The last time I waited a hour, still the spinning ball then a window came up and ask if the tape was inserted, camera connected and in playback mode which it is. The camera is in playback mode but stopped because earlier I tried playing it but all toast was doing was the spinning ball. I have recorded a 4 minute segment then it froze, then later I did a fifteen minute segment before it froze. After waiting fifteen or twenty minutes I would force quit. A lot of work to get a thirtyfive minute video off a camcorder. Any help would be appreciated.
I'm using a firewire cable and I have a G5 Power PC Duel 2.0 ghz. osX version 10.5.7