Thanks Jim, always appreciate your quick replies.
I still need a little help.
From the linked document, it would appear that the CPU is more likely to be the problem than the video card. They speak of "video configuration." What do the mean by that?
On the other hand, the forum is full of discussion about video cards and the need for an appropriate one.
One more question. When the video freezes on playback, if I wait for a minute or so, it restarts. What is happening during this minute? (Cleaning the cache doesn't change anything).
From the linked document, it would appear that the CPU is more likely to be the problem than the video card.
Take another look. The link specifies a problem with longer AVCHD clips. It seems you're suffering from that bug, which you can't solve with hardware.
Intel Core i7 CPU email@example.com gh. 12gb RAM
System Type: 64-bit Operating System
Win 7 Prof, SP1
Moherboard ASUS P6T Deluxe V2
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 (Hacked for Mercury Playback Engine).
Project and Video Files on Separate Hard Drives.
CS6 Cloud; Premiere 6.03.
Damn dude, you steal my computer?! Out hardware is nearly identical.
You don't seem to have much trouble with Premiere CS6 as I do. How is your hardware different?
Might not be the hardware. Might be the media. I use the Panasonic GH2, whose clips do not suffer from the AVCHD bug. It seems to affect Sony and Canon camera more than Panny models.
Does anybody have any sense that Adobe is ever going to fix the AVCHD bug, re to long, spanned clips?
They know about it. They've said it's a flaw with a third-party element, which they have no control over. Once that third-party updates the module, I'm sure Adobe will implement the fix and run their testing. But no word as to when.