Is there a way to import more than one clip (from Sony EX1 camera) at a time into Premiere Pro?
First, I transfer the footage from my camera to my computer hard drives using the Sony Clip Browser. Then I go into Premiere Pro CS5, and import the clips. However, since the footage needs the folder structure, I can only select one clip at a time to import. Is there a way to see all the clips within the folders and import more than one clip at a time into Premiere Pro? Sony Clip Browser will show all the video clips within the sub folders and allow transfers of multiple clips at once, but I don't know a way to do that in Premiere Pro.
I was intially worried that something was wrong when I tried importing the BPAV directory and got
I just tried that process again, igonred the error, and the clips play fine.
Colin's suggestion is even better in that you get no error messages.
Use Media Browser for all of your tapeless workflows.
You will only see the files Premiere needs (even thumnails in the case of P2).
You can preview (double click) and import those files by dragging them into the project bin or the timeline.
I would suggestthat it is better to use the Sony software rather than Adobe's clip Browser as it includes error checking and correction which, as far as I know, is not done if you use the Adobe software.
Ah yes, the Clip Browser introduced in CS4. I just upgraded from CS3 to CS5. Thanks for the info and screen grab.
I will use the Sony Browser to transfer from my camera and log footage, and the Premiere Pro media browser to import into project.
Ah yes, the Clip Browser introduced in CS4.
Media Browser, remember... Clip Browser is that Sony thing.
One thing you might want to check before going hog-wild on the logging in Clip Browser is that the Media Browser and, more importantly, Premiere actually read the metadata. I haven't worked with XDCAM too much, and the last time was with CS4, and it did not read any of the metadata--particularly frustrating after spending a day logging footage
Might save you a bit of grief... or it might be fixed now...
One feature I like about transferring and logging footage in Sony's Clip Browser, is that you get thumbnails of all the images. When I look at clips in the Media Browser in Premiere Pro, unless it's already imported into the project, there's no thumbnail. The Sony Clip Browser seems to show all the same metadata as Premiere Pro, such as the format, frame rate, date of creation and so on. Besides mention of what lens you use, I'm not aware of any other lens data (f-stop or filter setting) that the Sony EX1 records in metadata, or how to access that info.