What are your system specs? The H.264 codec used in the .mov files from that camera requires some serious computing horsepower.
If you are on Windows, then Quicktime is yet another issue.
My computer is a mac pro, duo quad core with 22 GB of ram and good graphics card so it should be no problem. The movie is playing fine in Quicktime. I think now that it might be a problem with importing into Premier. We also do filming with our Sony XDCAM EX and all that footage is working fine.
I am a Montreal photographer but I work a lot with video and the MacBook Pro. We own 3 Mark IIs and I so far I have not found a solution for playing mov from those cameras smoothly in premier CS4 without rendering and converting them into a compatible mov file. So, let's wait until Apple and Adibe decides to give us a solution.
Welcome to the forum.
The Canon DSLR MOV footage seems to edit very well in PrPro CS5 with the DSLR Preset. Might be worth an upgrade, if you shoot much.
Though probably not containing anything that you have not already done, the links in this ARTICLE might have useful tip, or two. I have tried to keep this list filled with every new reference that I could find, but am sure I have missed dozens.
Also, there are tons of new threads on the forum on DSLR footage and CS5. You might wish to locate and read a few of those, to see the experiences of other users with that footage and CS5.
Hunt, Thank you so much for your valuable info. I will definetely look into the upgrade.
a Montreal photographer,