i noticed that in upgrading from Production premium CS 5 to production premium CS5.5 when one imports a shoot schedule from on-location to premier pro the import to premiere pro no longer convert to the more relevant name created in OL. Ie. if the shot in OL was "Smith Tummy Tuck" - when you import via the media browser - using the readable OL file - the file imports as 00036.mts - in CS5.0 it would import with the OL file name ie. Smith Tummy Tuck
This was a great feature but what happened to it in 5.5?
While I have confirmed that the Name column in PPRO 5.5's Project panel does not show the Shot Name, I have not found any way to get PPRO 5.0 to display it either. If you have a clip for which PPRO 5.0 shows the Shot Name and can attach it here or send it to me, I'll investigate further.
The only way I'm aware of for a user-entered shot name to appear in PPRO is if it was somehow entered in the clip's own xml, such as by using P2 Viewer for DVCPRO content; OnLocation does not touch the clip's native xml, but in some cases it adopts the shot name from the xml, if present. And in this scenario, the user-entered name appears only in PPRO's Media Browser, not in the Project panel's Name field.
If something did indeed change in this regard, it had to be on the Premiere side because OL had no code changes for CS5.5, so the Premiere Pro forums would be a more approprite place to inquire about this.
Premiere Pro has a feature request in its queue to have the Project Panel's Name field show the XMP Shot Name. Until that is implemented, your best bet is to set the Project panel to display the XMP Shot Name, which is within the Dynamic Media schema. To do so, select Metadata Display in the Project panel's flyout menu, find Shot Name, and click it to set a checkmark.