First off, I'm a NOOB, so rather than wasting your time dragging me through the mud, I stood in the mirror and insulted my intellect and appearance for 30 minutes before posting this questions so you wouldn't have to. We can hopefully move on.
I have Premiere Pro CS5 (which is more than I need), but when I import my d7000s MOV footage, I cannot view it in real time which is making editing difficult. I purchased Aunsoft for Windows, but I am afraid to convert the footage because I don't want to loose any quality.
My computer is a SonyVaio PCG-8114L if that helps. I feel like my computer can handle the files, but my time line turns yellow or red depending on what effect is added (i.e speed/duration manipulation) and real time playback stutters.
Should I be converting these native files to another codec?
Will I loose resolution quality when I do?
Also, when I set a project up in AP, what settings in AP do you recommend (AVCHD, HDTV etc)?
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.