Playback settings is for controlling playback display on an external monitor. Unless you have some 3rd-party card like Aja or BlackMagic installed, you don't need access to those settings.
Quicktime is not available as a preview format on a PC. You'll need a Mac for that.
The Configure options will become available when you choose Microsoft AVI as your format and you choose a codec that has configurable options.
Thank you Jeff, it makes sense about the QuickTime preview being Mac only, but it raises another question I guess. This might be talked about to death on these forums by this point, if so could someone point me in the general direction of those discussions.
But basically I am coming over from a Mac workflow where I could import the native dslr footage knowing I could make a sequence with QuickTime preview and ProRes codec. Then I could go about editing and eventually render the timeline. Then when I was ready to export I could use the sequence and check use previews to export out a master ProRes file that I could then make into whatever format I needed in AME. Been using this workflow for awhile and it's been very fast and effective for me.
Now that I have been switched over to Window platform I figured it would be as simple as changing the preview codec from ProRes to DNxHD (guess it was more wishful thinking about not having to figure out a whole new workflow, and I probably could have realized that QuickTime preview would only have been available on Mac platform), but none the less if there a workflow that windows users roughly follow to take native dslr footage and then somehow be able to quickly export into a master file similar to what Mac people do with the ProRes masters? Don't know of using something like Microsoft AVI with an uncompressed codec or the V210 10 bit codec option, would have correlation to the QuickTime preview with ProRes codec?
Like I said if this has been answered somewhere else pointing me in the general direction will be fine. Thanks guys for the help with this. Sorry about any typos as I'm responding on my phone atm.
Most times you don't really need to render first. PP is pretty good at doing a lot of things realtime. But for the occasional effect heavy sequence or clip, then using Microsoft AVI would be a good way to go. Uncompressed is good if you want to use previews for export. UT is also a good lossless option a lot of us use, available free.
For masters, MXF OP1a using the AVC-I 100 codec is a good choice. The files are fairly small compared to UT and Uncompressed, but still Master quality.