You'll get the best performance is you shoot in 1920x1080 60i and ensure that your project is set up for AVCHD 1920x1080 stereo.
AVC is a tough format to edit however. It may be beyond the reach of your dual-core processor.
Thank You Steve.
To view your playback properly, you should make sure that your project settings always matches the settings of your source clips.
You can see the settings(NTSC/PAL,fps,resolution,format) of your source clips using the free utility MediaInfo
After installing it, drag drop your files into it, and you will be able to see the settings for your clips,
then when your create a new project in PrE, make sure that your project settings matches your source clip.
Also render from time to time for a smoother playback.
Hey steve, I'm having a playback issue as well. Come check out my discussion, simply type in Pe10 playback issues.
I would appreciate the help.
Also, how many hard drives do you have (effective minimum is two) and where did you put your files?
My 3 hard drives to edit AVCHD are configured as...
1 - 320Gig Boot for Win7 64bit Pro and all program installs
2 - 320Gig data for Win7 paging swap file and video project files
When I create a project on #2 drive, the various work files follow,
so my boot drive is not used for the media cache folder and files
3 - 1Terabyte data for all video files... input & output files (*)
(*) for 4 drives, drive 3 all source files & drive 4 all output files
Search Microsoft to find out how to redirect your Windows paging swap file