I have an old Samsung VR-D383EDC camcorder that records onto mini-tapes. I have not used it for many years. The last time was when I had my old computer running XP into which I fitted a Firewire card. After that much loved PC died of old age (about 17years old) I bought a new PC that came with Windows 10 already loaded. The video editing software I used was Adobe Premier Elements but when I tried to load this software, it tells me that it wont work on Windows 10. I bought a connector that has USB on one end and a Firewire socket on the other for 9 Euros rather that get a Firewire card for 40 Euros. (Computer stuff in Greece is massively more expensive than UK) AS soon as I connected the camcorder cable only, I got a message saying power surge on the USB port. The stuff I recorded on the camcorder is precious and I want to load it to the PC, edit it and then burn a DVD. I have looked a three sites in UK and see that there are many different Firewire cards and I do not have the ability to see which I need.
1. Has anyone any experience of these USB-Firewire connectors?
2. If connector does not work, can someone recommend a Firewire card?
3. Can anyone recommend video editing software that will run under Windows 10 and is not expensive and which will load clips from a mini tape like Elements so easily did.
I don't want to spend too much because next video recording will be on my smart phone or I will get a new digital camcorder.