Version 13 of Premiere Elements no longer supports DV capture.
But, if you're using a Windows computer and you have a FireWire connector, you can capture miniDV footage using a free download called WinDV. The video will load right into a Premiere Elements project.
If your program is Premiere Elements 13 which no longer has the DV HDV Capture firewire, you can get a suggested Adobe workaround for the 13 situation.
Please refer to the following Adobe document.