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I don't know the answer to all of the issues, but here's what I can help you with:

The video going black etc is *probably* due to not having enough free hard drive space and/or RAM to handle the 21GB file you're trying to play back. You'll need far more than another 21GB available to make that run smoothly.

For future reference I would suggest saving your imported VHS tapes in DV or Apple Intermediate Codec, then editing them and only when that's done would you save them to a "lossy" format like MP4, MPEG-2 etc.
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