Tunes Man here. I just recieved my firewire connection for my PC, and I successfully downloaded my first video clip from my dv camcorder. I'm having a problem similar to another forum member in that when I first downloaded the video clip, it came out fine. My problem came when I decided to do some editing. I wanted to experiment with the clip and decided to divide the clip in a couple of places so that I could have it fade from one clip to another, just to see if I could do it. After I did it, I played it back and noticed that in one second after each fade, the video just paused and then continued again, and in the process missed a second or so of the video. This unfortunately is unacceptable. If I was making a video to sell or making one I'd be satisfied with, these drop-outs would ruin the video. Am I doing something wrong? Do I need to de-frag my pc? Any help would be welcome. Thanks, Tunes Man.