I am trying to import footage from a Canon MV 890 Mini DV Camcorder to my Mac via Firewire cable.

I have Final Cut Pro, Premiere, iMovie and Quicktime that all show the footage in their capture windows but within a minute of import my whole mac crashes and i have to force reset.

I was wondering if anyone has any ideas about what i may be doing wrong or what i may be missing?

Please help if you can.