First off, your camera will need to have an IEEE 1394 (Firewire) output,
and your system will need a corresponding input.
The "capture setting" will be automatically detected
and defined by the incoming media type.
Try the "Default" deck control settings first.
And if you do not have firewire on your camera, there are devices that can accept the analog outputs from your camera and put it on the firewire to allow you to capture to the DV AVI codec.
I still have one of these:
These work fine:
Since you're dealing with SD (standard definition) footage, I'd capture to DV/DVCPro codec