...I am starting to see postings about the crappy CS5 previewing. I know its not my computer being new and some muscle. (Windows).
Looking at suggestions or fixes.
What a dumb "1/2 quality setting". Case closed.May 23, 2010 7:28 AM in response to: dondematias
lol, 5 minutes after my previous post I found the solution for this issue.
Premiere CS5 is set by default to playback resolution = 1/2 quality
(you can change it in the output submenu under the monitors).
I changed it to full and it fixed the jerky playback.
and now it is smooth like butter.
though the yellow line is still there but it works great without render...
I guess because those kind of camera's output is so compressed that playing it in 1/2 quality
gives you a very bad preview.
I hope this will help others..
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AVCHD is a very dodgy codec not intended for post production. Some cameras produce footage that won't work at all, some cameras produce footage that will work sometimes, and some cameras produce footage that seems to work fairly well. I've taken to calling it the Dennis the Menace of codecs. Cute kid that gets into trouble all the time.
All GOP compression schemes were designed for playback. AVCHD is one that looks the good played pack but has behavior problems in post.
If you are doing anything other than straight cuts you will be far better off transcoding the footage into something more friendly. Black Magic has some excellent codecs for both Mac and Windows machines. Apple has Pro Rez (a very good YUV codec). Even Motion JPEG isn't bad. They are all much better than AVCHD even in Premiere. Every frame of footage that I use in production that comes from XDCAM, P2, or a DSLR is transcoded to one of the codecs listed above before I even start editing.
....thanks for advice, but correction is found (default setting set on 1/2 full preview)! It edits/playbacks PERFECT now, and fast in edit mode!