>how to set up a new sequence
What lasvideo said, or the below
Please NOTE that the PPro CS6 screen may look a bit different (I use CS5)
For CS5 and later, the easy way to insure that your video and your project match
See 2nd post for picture of NEW ITEM process http://forums.adobe.com/thread/872666
-and a FAQ on sequence setting http://forums.adobe.com/message/3804341
>new to premiere
Lots of good information in the tutorial list in message #3 http://forums.adobe.com/message/2276578
There's no such thing. 1080i/30 is the norm. 1080p/60 is a newer format, though still fairly uncommon as you can't put it onto DVD or Blu-ray.
60i is a misnomer that camera makers use, but it's incorrect terminology. Adobe uses the correct terminology. If it's interlaced, it's 30i. Use that.