Trashing preferences did the trick, and that app was great. So I was able to get up and running again and get a few more tapes imported. But NOW...
I put in another tape this afternoon, and now when I hit 'capture now' it appears to start the capture, goes for approx. 1 second, then stops and says "searching for media". Nothing I have tried solves this problem. I have powered everything down, unplugged/replugged everything, no help. SO frustrating!
Okay, another development for me with this issue...
If I go into Audio/Video settings and change my capture setting to HDV - ProRes422, it works fine. So apparently
as long as I transcode the footage it's okay, but FCP won't let me 'capture now' with standard HDV settings.
So, half of my footage was successfully captured "normally", and the only way I seem to be able to capture the rest is by transcoding it. Now will the 2 variations get along on the same timeline?