Never mind. Bink said--"go to the Apple store and ask them to download the 06 software for free."
Right, uh-huh, like that would work.
The nice guy at the Apple store just gave me the old software I need to download my film so now I can start editing!
What I wrote this morning:
Before I launch myself on the hitherto uncharted-by-me seas of e-Bay, I thought I'd ask around:
Does anyone have their old DVD of iLife '06 to lend/sell/give me?
In exchange, to start, I would give you a rubber tree and "associate producer" credit on my film. *
See, turns out the software on my "old" (2004) iBook computer won't recognize my camera. But the computer is too old to load the new software iLife '08. So I need iLife '06. (I checked with the computer geniuses yesterday.)
Apple only sells the latest software, and used copies on Amazon start at $99 + $10 shipping, which is truly piracy, as the new iLife '08 is only $69.
* This is a joke from David Mamet's State and Main, in which someone informs the innocent scriptwriter that "associate producer" credit is handed out like candy.