I have been trying to import the videos took on out HF s20 since yesterday. I followed the usual procedures but iMovie 08 wouldn’t recognize the camera. I googled everywhere but couldn’t find a result.
What I found out was that there were previous blocks on the HF s20 from previous recordings even though the files have been deleted. They are displayed as question marks on the camcorder. Once I deleted this question marked files, iMovie recognize the HF s20 immediately and started import the videos. I think I did the same for my Sony camera too for the hd video files.
I am not sure if it is a mac problem or a Canon problem but I finally got the files imported. Just want to share with everyone that might run into the same problem.