It seems to run fine at first, but when I try to playback or edit the video in the timeline it lags/stutters horrendously. If I want to watch the results of my edits I have to export the video out of Premiere and watch it that way.
My system: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
AMD Phenom II 910 quad-core 2.6 GHz
8 GB DDR3 Ram
1 TB Internal Sata HDD
2 TB Network HDD
AMD Radeon HD 6870 graphics card
Canon Vixia HF M500
AVCHD /w MXP (24 Mbps) recording mode @ 30 fps
My internal HDD is basically full so I've been saving project files and all their associated media on the network drive.
How can I fix it?
Also, if, after following Ann's suggestions, PrE is still having issues with the AVCHD material, it might be time to look into a new CPU. That AMD Quad-core is going to be stressed. First, a Quad-core CPU is the bare minimum for working with AVCHD material (a fast i7 will be much better), and also AMD CPU's lack the optimization for running many Adobe programs, that an Intel CPU will offer.
>2 TB Network HDD
No current version of Premiere works properly, if at all, over a network
-you may NOT "map" your My Documents folder to a network drive
-you MUST give all users administrator accounts to use Premiere
-you MAY also need to... http://forums.adobe.com/thread/969395
-a work around, of sorts http://forums.adobe.com/thread/957523
-and not on a "domain" http://forums.adobe.com/thread/858977
-also PreEl see #5 http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1017199
-more PreEl problem http://forums.adobe.com/thread/975117
>hoping there was something I could do about it
There is... buy a second 7200rpm internal hard drive for all data files... Or, use an eSata or USB3 external
External eSata or USB3 are both fast enough for video editing... eSata is better - http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1117813