The problem here is likely your choice of camera. To the best of my knowledge, Kodak does not make any video cameras (at least not professional ones), which are your best choice if editing is the goal. Consumer cameras and still cameras that also take video often record media that Premiere has trouble with.
My general advice in such situations is to pair your professional software with a professional video camera, or to use consumer software to pair with your consumer camera.
Do you know of a special effects program that would work better for this footage? I', trying to do a lighting effect, thats the main thing i want to do have lighting on this person.
I use Magix Movie Edit Pro 14 to edit this kind of footage all the time and it gives me no problems, i don't understand how a better program like Premiere can't play it back in real time.
Buy real Camera, what exactly do you mean? is there a certain camera or file type that works best with Premiere?
I use Magix Movie Edit Pro 14 to edit this kind of footage all the time and it gives me no problems
That is often a good recommendation. With this footage, keep going that route.
is there a certain camera or file type that works best with Premiere?
For standard definition, a tape based MiniDV camera is best. For high definition, a DVCPRO HD or RED camera is best. HDV, AVCHD and XDCAM EX cameras also work, albeit with more issues given the nature of the media, so I generally recommend against them.