Not sure if it's just me, but it seems that ever since updating it takes an extremely long time to conform the mpeg that CS5 itself captures. I have a roughly 20 minute HD (1280x720) video capture from tape that is taking hours to conform... still in the process as I write this. I've have the same issue with other CS5 captures this past week.
My system is a Intel 2.5 Mhz core 2 quad with 8 GB memory with Vista 64 OS. CS5 runs off of one drive (D:) while the files worked on are on a external SATA RAID array. Is there any settings or tricks I should know of to have this process done quicker?
It makes me wonder why Premiere has to conform a mpeg file that it created itself. I don't have the same issues with JVC (.TOD) files brought in directly from a hard disc based video camera.