I shoot with a Sony EX-3. I use Sony Clip Browser 2.00.01 to offload the camera media from SxS cards to RAID 1 storage. When I import the BPAV folders from the storage drives into Premiere Pro CC, all of the clips appear in the project window with timecode of 00:00:00;00 instead of the original camera recorded timecode. The correct camera timecode appears in .mov files when I use XDCAM transfer (which I had to do in my FCP days) and Premier displays the correct timecode when I import those .mov files. I use Proxymill to make screeners directly from the BPAV files for writers and clients on the project and the original timecode appears without problem. But I can't use their timcode notes because they are woking with original timecode on the proxies while Premiere shows 00:00:00;00 for every clip. I've set the Preferences > Media > Timecode to "Use Media Source". Since Premiere works with natively with XDCAM EX files I'm trying to avoid the extra step of transfering all of the camera media to .mov files and then having to store both as I did in my FCP days. Sure would like to streamline the workflow. Am I doing something wrong?
I've not seen this, but download XDCAM Browser (which replaced Clip Browser) and see if that solves it. However, it sounds more like a Premiere problem than the transfer software, imho. I'm on a PC so not much help.
There is also Content Browser but it requires an authorization code. Prior to June 1 (or maybe it was May 1) you could get a free code via email to activate the software. I missed the deadline by 2 days. Now, you must pay for it or buy a new Sony camera to get it. Legacy users are SOL.
BTW, I would never recommend using Finder to transfer XDCAM files.
Thanks for trying to help, everyone. Still no solution to the but I've discovered a few new wrinkles.
To recap: I shoot with a Sony EX-3 which records XDCAM EX format on SxS media (mp4) which I understand is similar to AVCHD. I download camera files from the SxS cards to a MacPro (running OS X 10.8.4) and an external RAID 1 drive using either/or Sony Clip Browser and ShotPut Pro. When I access the files in Premiere Pro 7.0 via the Media Browser or using Import from the menu, all of the clips show timecode of 00:00:00;00 instead of their camera recorded timecodes. However, when loading the clips directly from SxS cards into PP with both Media Browser and the Import menu, the timecode on each clip reads correctly. Read a thread re: similar problem with AVCHD files that calaims OS 10.8.4 makes a change to the file structure of the downloaded camera media. So I don't know if this is a Premiere Pro issue or a Mac 10.8.4 issue. Any ideas?
Thanks but setting preferences to "Use Media Source" was the first thing I did. I'm beginning to suspect this might be a Mac OS X 10.8 file structuring issue. As I said, Premiere displays the timecode properly when reading directly from the SxS cards but not with files (complete, unaltered folders) offloaded to the MacPro and external drives.