For several years I have been using a Panasonic DV camcorder as a DVCR for capturing to Prem Pro 1.5. Using DV out into a Capture card on a HP Windows 8 computer.
Now I just tried it with PP CC and gives me a message "Can't activate Recorder. Try resetting camera".
After much experimentation, I find if I turn the camera on in Camera mode before opening Capture then when it shows the picture from the camera if I quickly switch it to VCR I can use it in the normal way.
I was wondering if there is a setting buried somewhere that could correct this condition?
Also I tried a borrowed Sony DV VCR and it worked without any special startup.
This is for PPro through CS6, so I do NOT know if things are the same for CC
Also, you MAY need to use the Legacy Driver http://forums.adobe.com/message/2981411
I have NOT used it, but many say to try this for HDV capture http://strony.aster.pl/paviko/hdvsplit.htm