All my projects use the same HDV settings and scratch disks for capture. Today, I opened a CS4 project and it decided it needed to index every hdv mpeg file. I have no idea why, but it is taking forever. It is also conforming the audio (again!).
I have not changed anything in my usual capture or sequence settings workflow, so I am confounded.
The problem with pictures not showing is that Adobe Bridge puts a folder "bin" in the output files, if you're using dreamweaver just move the pictures or rename the folder and make sure the files update. Problem solved!