I just spent $120 to upgrade to Premiere Elements 13, and it doesn't recognize my Sony DV tape recorder/player. I was searching on the web and thought I saw somewhere that Premiere Elements 13 dropped firewire support, but I can't relocate the information. So now I've spent the money on the upgrade and can't capture video.
DV and HDV data capture firewire has been removed from Premiere Elements 13/13.1. The last version to have this feature is 12/12.1.
Adobe has suggested the workarounds for the Premiere Elements 13/13.1 situation. Please see
There are the usual capture programs
Please let us know if you need more information on this matter.