No. Not crazy. Cuda only works for preview during edits. Cineform is known to be notoriously slow - (I haven't used it since CS3. I trans-code all the go pro avi/cineform clips to use MXF wrappers at ingest). Warp stabilizer is not a realtime process/effect, also very slow.
Thank for this. So i follow you, you transcode Go pro files before opening them in Premiere? How does one do that?
It's so slow its almost impossible to work with it.
But its good to know it's not just my sanity in question.
Ingest via prelude (or use AME in batch), choosing the trans-code option, and trans-coding to MXF (since I usually combine that with MXF media shot from Canon xf305), or to a native format that won't require conforming in PPro. I also record to to DNxHD on a Samurai Blade, via HDSDI or HDMI from rentals and other sources which uses an MXF wrapper.