No, first is learning the basics of video editing. You don't start driving in a Formula 1 car, when you have never driven a car before. Start with manual, help file and try a consumer program like WMM or Magix to learn the basics. Follow classes and watch tutorials.
Julie we need much more information to help.what type camera and format as an example. PC or Mac?
Welcome to the forum.
Besides the particular info on your camera, and the connections, please let us know if the OS is still "seeing" your camera. When you have it plugged in via FireWire, and turn it on, does the OS see it and give you that distinctive "bing-bong?"
There can be a lot of things that can go wrong with the various components involved in Capture. One mis-step, say a bad cable, or connector, and things do not work. The requested info will help us tell where to begin looking for a solution.
I know, it's no fun.
But, shut down completly, wait sixty seconds, boot it up. Does it work?
No? okay. what makes you think your computer will handle video editing?????
Most, just won't do it.
You probably will have to up date the Bios and perhaps install a driver or two.
Then it should work, but weather you can actually do work on it is another question.
Sorry to be so negative.