Can you do your DV capture firewire successfully using iMovie?
That should, among other things, consider the integrity of the firewire cable.
I HAVE AN IMAC THAT ONLY HAS A LIGHTNING OUTLET. I CAN TRANSFER THE VIDEO TO IMOVIE. IMOVIE RECOGNIZES THE CANNON ZR 960 BUT PREMIER ELEMENTS 12 WON'T.
Thanks for the reply.
Premiere Elements (any version) classically works only with a firewire connection between the camera and the computer to the Premiere Elements Capture Windows for DV and HDV data capture firewire.
I am unfamiliar with this "lightning outlet". I see some say Thunderbolt = Lightning and other say Thunderbolt is not the same as Lightning. Whatever the case, I suspect that computer port is at the core of your issue with Premiere Elements which has been firewire requiring. Have not tried it, but I do not think that a firewire adapter for the lightning port would work. Have you tried that?
But, good news that iMovie recognized the Canon ZR 960. Can you import the DV.mov and MPEG2.mpg (assumed iMovie capture formats) from save location into Premiere Elements 12 Mac?