Sorry to dredge up an old thread, guys, but as I'm just starting my transition to tapeless I'm having the same issue. I'm recording to both tape and to the MRC1k on my Z5s; the TC comes in fine when I capture the tape, but all the transferred/imported m2t files from the MRC1k all start at zero. Normally I wouldn't care, but the main reason I dumped all my old cams and bought four Z5s with MRC1ks was for the ability to do real time of day free run timecode and sync the four cams together via TC LINK, while still going tapeless, for supposedly easy multicam sync by timecode on the timeline.
Using DVMP Pro I was able to confirm that the clips do in fact have the correct timecode on them (but no values in Properties for Prem Start and such).
Anyhow, anyone figured this out yet?
The tape capture, which I did from within Premiere, is fine. It's the direct transfer from the MRC1k that's missing the header. I used the Sony Utility to stitch the files together, then imported into the project, just as recommended by both Sony and Adobe.
I got a completely useless response from Adobe Tech Support directing me to the page that tells you how to add timecode manually. But it takes longer and is more complicated to do that than it is to synch the clips using audio waveforms, the way I used to do it, and which I was hoping to avoid by using cams that could be synched together and use the MRC1k. Oh, well.
Has anyone done this successfully in either CS3 or CS4? Maybe it's not an issue with CS4?
DVMP Pro has a tool which adds a Premiere timecode header to DV AVI files using the embedded timecode as the source, but not for HDV m2t files - it sounds like that might be a useful addition if there's no solution in PPro.
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