I have a project in Premier CS5.1 that's an hour and a half long. I have sent the project to Encore, it has been busy trans-coding for the past eight hours, it appears to be half way through so it could take all day.

I was under the impression adobe products took advantage of the GPU when converting video, I have a Quadro 4000 card.

I also have some software called 4Media AVCHD Converter 6 that I know takes advantage of the the cuda cores in my graphics card to convert video files.

Can anyone advise what format I could convert my AVCHD footage too in order to reduce the amount of time it takes to transcode when I get to encore.

Files I get from the camera have a .m2ts extension and a data rate of 16459 kbps

Any advice would be appreciated.