I have Premiere Elements 8.0 and just purchased the EasyCap USB capture device to capture some VHS footage. I can't get the capture device to show up in Premiere Elements 8.0. Any suggestions?
Unfortunately, most lower-end capture devices are designed to work only with the software that's included with them.
To capture video so that you can edit it in Premiere Elements, you'll need a DV bridge, like the ADS Pyro AV Link, per the FAQs to the right of this forum.
If you're interested, I explain more and how and why to use this device in my books.
As Steve points out, PrE (and PrPro) will ONLY Capture via FW and not via USB. Does your EasyCap come with software? If so, that would be the way to go. If it does, hopefully it will allow one to capture to DV-AVI Type II, which will Import and work fine in PrE.