Me and my friends recorded a skit for school on a miniDV tape in 2008. I have been meaning to transfer the tape via FireWire, but I wasn't able to get the equipment I needed until now. When I put the tape in and played it back, it instantly skips over the section we recorded and goes straight to another section recorded at a later date. In iMovie, it recognizes this as well and only starts capturing at the beginning of the second section. When I pause the tape at the first second of the second section and rewind it, I can see about two very brief flashes of the first section, but that's it. I don't remember how long the first section was, but the second section is about 20 minutes long, so there is plenty of space left on the tape. My friends have been asking to see it, since its been so long ago, and it was a really fun time for all of us involved. It was recorded on a DCM60 tape with a Sony Handycam DCR-HC52.