Does Windows see it?
No i plug it up and nothing happens on my computer. Some ppl say premiere doesn't recog the camera, but it has it in its list of camera brands so I don't know. I bought the firewire to match my computer 1394 port.
If Windows does not "see" the camera, I think you have 3 possibilities
1-bad firewire cable
2-bad firewire port in the computer
3-bad firewire port in the camera
Until Windows "sees" the camera, Premiere can do nothing
Not easy to offer advice with so little information!
Try John's suggestions first. If this does not solve the problem, then check what is below.
Are you using Windows 7? If so, have you altered the firewire driver to the "legacy" setting? Google to find out about this if you do not know what you need to do.