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I think the answer is “not as much.” That Panasonic camera appears to record in AVCHD which is a memory hog. I have 8GB RAM, 64 bit OS, 4 core processor, etc., and it lags when editing it in the window in Premiere Pro CS4. The JVC camera looks like it records in a less troublesome format. (This is my understanding but I’m an amateur.) CS5 probably does a better job of handling AVCHD because it uses the video card processor to process it, not just the CPU.
These two posts (click linsk below) discuss that a lot about it and have a lot of great links. Reading the wikipedia article under AVCHD gives a good overview, too.
ALL THATSAID, I use CS4 and still make competent videos without too much hassle using AVCHD footage.It just doesn’t always flow perfectly in the editing window, that’s all. The rendered product looks awesome (in my opinion)–every bit as good as what I see on my big screen TV in HD from Directv.