Is there any way that I can successfully transfer video footage from my old Canon camcorder to my new pc which has no FireWire port?
Not using any version of Premiere
There are conversion devices that connect to a tape camera and a USB port, but be VERY CAREFUL that any device/software combination you find will create a file that is compatible with Premiere... DV AVI type 2 is best, but other codecs MAY work... I can't give any advice on which device/software combination to buy
You may buy a Firewire card if you have a desktop computer - Use a TI chip for adding a firewire card http://forums.adobe.com/thread/940242