I think this is the way Premiere Pro CS6 manages clip based markers, the test I did to confirm this was to place time based markers in the source panel on a master clip. Reveal that clip in the project, and then reveal in the finder. Close Premiere, reopen, and then place clip from finder, the clip retains the markers from the previous project.
If you come up with a work around I would love to hear about it as I transfer my projects between two workstations often.
On a side note with markers, have you found a way to search markers? Seams illogical to take the time to mark all these time based markers without a way to search for them.
There is an option in Prelude to "save metadata as" that is created in Prelude, I'm looking for way now to batch export that metadata and update it to the existing footage on the second editing machine, so far no go..... any thoughts?
Billy, What is the format of the media you're logging?
I am having this exact same problem. Markers are toast when I move the project to a new machine. I am using MXF files from a Canon C300 on a Mac with CS6 and Mountain Lion.
The marker data is stored in XMP "sidecar" files that live either next to or near the MXF media files. The files will have a similar name as the footage they're associated with and will have a .xmp extension. You should be able to copy these files from location A to location B (putting the .xmp files in the exact same relative location) and the markers should then appear for you.
Wes, my deepest apoligies for not responding to your kind answer sooner. I had moved on, thinking it was just one of those things, until another editor colleague of mine, found my original question recently and emailed me to find out if there was a solution.
It appears that even with Premiere Pro CC, copying the XMP sidecar files to the second media drive remains the answer. Sadly my editor friend did most of his pre-edit clip marking in one city and traveled several states away to begin the edit and when he arrived, all of his marks were, of course, not there.
It would be great if somehow the metadata could be tied to the project, rather than the sidecar XMP files. Perhaps not technically feesible, but it would certainly make more sense from an editing standpoint to not have to be copying sidecar files every time you move to a edit location with duplicate media drives.
I will most likely write a feature request to see if this can be achived in future versions of Premiere.
Thanks again for your support and reply.
Do you know how to access these XMP sidecar files when working with AVCHD files? Our footage is shot with a Canon C100, and I am not seemingly not able to open the AVCHD folder on my Finder @to access the XMP metadata.
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I know this is two years later... But I'd been having the same problem and eventually had the epiphany. Export it as an xml, send it to the other machine and let the good times reign...
You, know, even two years later, this is very helpful. Thank you for sharing your idea!