Well, the easiest way would be to simply drag the video file to the new item icon in your bin, and PrPro will automatically create a timeline that best fits your video. However, doing so won't actually teach you anything about it. If you're wanting to actually learn the ins-and-outs, then start doing some googling about codecs, wrappers, video standards, etc.
From a minidv tape, you'll probably be safe manually picking one of the NTSC presets (unless you're in Europe, in which case it would be a PAL preset). Chances are you're shooting 29.97fps, though it might be 23.976, so you should check the properties of your video file in PrPro to see which it is. You'll either be in wide screen (16:9) or standard (4:3) so you'll need to pick which of those you want as well.
When you start getting into HD footage, it gets a lot more complicated--SD is fairly easy.
Thank You. This really helps..
>new to all this so I really don't know
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