I've tried several video playback and editing programs. PlayMemories Home by Sony, Corel Video Studio X10, VLC Media Player and more. Only one program does not work properly and does not communicate with my DCR-TR8000E digital camera. This program is Adobe Premiere Elements 15. I use a FireWire cable to connect my Fujitsu Lifebook N. Maybe the designer of this software knows why? Why does Adobe, with such experience in this type of software, has not coped with such a simple task, where even novice companies manage?
E15 does not support firewire anymore.
Use Corel to capture your tapes then import into Elements for editing.