moving to premiere elements
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Your Canon is not an HDV miniDV tape camera, so you cannot Capture.
Instead, Copy the full folder structure from your flash memory cards, to the HDD, and then use Get Media Files & Folders, to Import (somewhat similar to Capture, but with major differences) into a proper HD Project.
You can probably also use the USB cord (but that will be slow), to Copy the files and folders (remember, get the entire folder structure) to your HDD.