I'm running Premiere CS5 on a Mac (Lion osx 10.7), and for the first time want to transfer a bunch of DV tapes I have recorded over the years. The camera I am using for the transfer is a Panasonic PV-GS250. I would like to be able to transfer over the original date/timecode information in each individual clip so I know when the scene was shot.
Is this possible? I've tried reading through the docs and searched the web, but can't seem to figure out if/how to do this. And/or how to even view that metadata information from within Premiere.
If Premiere is unable to accomplish this, is there a better software that will allow me to capture the video like this?
Since CS4 (I think...or CS5...) there is the option to display the shot date.
On the bin window click it's context menu button (the upper right one) and choose Metadata display... then choose under Dynamic Media->Shot Date.
If this doesn work with your files, then try the Basic->Date Created choice under metadata too.
This will display on your bin the date of the shooting. It works perfectly with dv tapes captured via firewire. Please note that if the tapes being captured are dubbed tapes, they should be dubbed via firewire too, to maintain metadata. Any other way the metadata will be lost.