Very interesting. I already tried to request a change using the feature request form but it wouldn't let me log in for some reason.
I just now tried the first thing you suggested (changing the driver to "legacy") and surprizingly it works well enough to recognize my camera as a capture device now. Unfortunately, it does not show video in the capture window but it is capturing HDV video. I am good with that! I really want to see how well the software burns high def footage to standard DVD's.
Thanks for your help!