I have been searching for a long time but have not found a solution to my problem.
I'm rather new to Premiere and have figured out most of it already. I had used video in .mov form from a Canon Eos Rebel Ti using the AVCHD 1080p24 preset and everything previewed fine in both windows. I have recently started using a Nikon D3100 for videos. They both record in the same format (1080p24 in .mov format) but the video from the Nikon camera lags out. I tried converting the files in media encoder to H.264 which solved the problem, but on many projects I do, I do not have time to run them all through media encoder. I have set the playback resolution in both Windows to 1/4 and have tried everything that people have suggested, but to no avail. I am hoping somebody can give me an answer to this seemingly easily fixable problem.
Hp Pavilion Dv6
6 GB RAM
AMD Ultimate Vision 2.0 Ghz Quad-Core
512 MB ATI Radeon GPU
Windows 7 64-Bit
Premiere Pro Cs 5.5
Instead of converting, try simply renaming the files from .mov to .mpg.
Seems like you are working on a laptop that is marginal specs for HD work.
Transcoding to a less demanding codec may be your only choice for smooth editing on that system.
Maybe not what you want to hear, but your system is even slower than molasses in winter and you are hitting it with about the most demanding codec available. The combination will be exasperatingly slow. There are only three solutions:
My preference would be solution 2.