Working on a doco with multiple camera operators from various different locations. Several Sony cameras used. Sadly, many of them recorded media with the same filename: CLIP0001.MXF (great…)
I’ve also noticed that Premiere Pro sometimes links to the wrong clip, even though I select the following in Match File Properties:
Media Start (which it seems to ignore…)
Clip ID (which it is also ignoring)
SO, is there a way to rename these clips without causing issues later in post? (I’m happy to manually re-link, or even manually cut back in the clips after doing this if it will save a headache for the rest of the post crew later during the conform and grade.
Additional info I’ve found:
I noticed that the CUEUP.XML and MEDIAPRO.XML files located in XDROOT are the only files that seem to contain clip name info, e.g.
Hi! I was hoping someone with more knowledge than me would answer your question so I could learn something as well. Since they have not, I will just put forward that I have used Sony’s Catalyst Browse software to review and rename clips and everything seems to work fine with those clips in Adobe Premiere Pro after renaming. I am not sure of what metadata or filenames get renamed along with it, but Catalyst Browse seems to take care of that automatically. It’s a free download.