[Bryan Colvin]“is there a setting for AVID to behave this way?”
It does behave that way. Markers in Avid move when you insert edit, extract, or ripple trim. That was something FCP didn’t have for a long time. But I just did a ripple trim to test, and my markers moved. I trimmed picture on V1, and my marker on V8 moved…as did the few on the audio layers.
In my experience Markers on video or audio tracks will stay locked to the frame where they are placed. For example if you mark a frame where you see or hear a handclap, the marker will always mark the the handclap. If you move that clip somewhere else in the sequence the marker will move along with it and still be on the handclap. The only exception I can think of is when you apply motion effects or time compression effects. As another poster already said, the timecode track can’t be trimmed so markers placed there won’t move when trimming.
If you’re seeing different behavior, you might have found a bug in the build you’re using or it’s possible that your sequence is somehow corrupted. Have you tried the old restart the computer trick? Let us know if you figure out what’s going on.