I have two Sony HDR FX1000 camcorders, which I set for 24 fps. My first tape plays reasonably well. The other three seem to have problems, both in the source window and timeline. My drives are defragged. I'm running CS5 on my Sager i7 core laptop with 8 gig of RAM.
I am unfamiliar with the 24 fps style. I've taped a wedding and thought it might be nice to include the feature. Any constructive advice will be greatly appreciated!
Is your footage actually being interpreted as 24p (frame rate should say 23.976fps)? Are you editing in a 24p timeline? If the footage is being interpreted as 24p but you're editing in a 60i timeline, you are likely to see some stuttering.
Here's the rub - some of my clips play flawlessly on the timeline and in the source window. CS5 doesn't give you the option to choose between frame rates - at least not that I've found, until you export.
There are two significant variables, it was cold, windy with showers. I also used to camcorders. I may have to perform some sample shots with both of them, to determine whether one has a problem...
I have not used it (only work with 1 camera) but CS5 has a New Item (I think it called) button near the bottom of the screen
You may drag a file and drop it onto the new item button and CS5 will take care of the setup
CS5 User Guides - online and PDF
CS5 doesn't give you the option to choose between frame rates - at least not that I've found, until you export.
There are two places, that one CAN choose Frame Rates:
1.) With New Sequence, one can choose Desktop for the Preset, and adjust most attributes of that Sequence. These should match the source footage 100%
2.) One can use Interpret Footage, and alter some aspects of how PrPro "treats" that footage.
Obviously, #1 is the most important.