DVD camcorders do not import video over a USB connection.
Per the program's instructions, you should finalize the DVD in your camcorder and place the finalized disc in your computer's disc drive. Then use Add Media/From DVD Camcorders to rip the video from the disc to your drive.
What version of Premiere Elements is installed on your Windows 10 computer?
If Premiere Elements 13/13.1, be advised that this latest version does not support DV and HDV capture firewire into a Premiere Elements Capture Window.
The following Adobe document gives Adobe's suggested workarounds for this situation.
The last version of Premiere Elements that has this feature is 12/12.1.
Right now I have Premiere Elements versions on Windows XP 32 bit, Windows 7 64 bit, and Windows 8.1 64 bit. I do not have any version of Premiere Elements installed yet on Windows 10, so I cannot speak first hand to how it should behave with regard to DV and HDV capture firewire in versions of Premiere Elements earlier than 13/13.1.
Please review, consider, and supply more details.
Just a note, ATR, that the poster is trying to get video from his/her DVD camcorder.
Please name the camera that is involved in your issue and the type of cable that you have been using to make the connection between the camera and the computer for your successes with Movie Maker and your failures with Premiere Elements.
I have interpreted your "DVD video camera" as miniDV camcorder and your naming of it as "DVD video camera" as an oversight. Oops on my side?
If you do have a camcorder that records to a DVD disc and you are leaving the disc in the camcorder and attaching the camcorder to the computer via USB, consider as pointed to already SG post 1
a. taking the finalized DVD disc from the camcorder
b. inserting the DVD disc into the burner tray
c. opening Premiere Elements and setting for the appropriate project preset
d. importing the content from the DVD disc, using Add Media/DVD camera or computer drive/Video Importer.
We will be watching for more details.
Thanks for catching my Oops if that turns out to be the case. When rolands mentioned "cable" and Movie Maker at the onset, I interpreted the question as relating to miniDV camcorder rather than a camcorder that recorded to a DVD disc.
Please see my post to rolands numbered 4.
Thanks for the info. it is PE-13, so I'll need to use the workaround.
Thanks for the follow up.
If you have Premiere Elements 13 Windows and need to do DV and HDV data capture firewire, you can also look at the following along with the Adobe document's workarounds for the 13/13.1 condition.
Please let us know the outcome as your schedule permits. Your Windows 10 experiences with these programs and your DV and HDV capture firewire goals would be very interesting and helpful.
Thank you and best wishes.