Many years ago when working with DVCAM tape etc, I used to get a list of TC edits from a customer and simply run this through a batch capture with suitable handles. This was easy as I could leve the capture running with minimal input from me. I'd end up with just the clips I wanted.
Now I've been using Sony XDCAM cameras for many years and a file based workflow, I still have the same needs on occasion but the workflow in this case is a little slower as I have to manually set the in/out point on each clip required.
What I'm looking for is a kind of batch edit workflow where I can feed in a list of clips to be placed on a timeline (the batch text file would have TC in/out and maybe some comments although this isn't too important). The source video files already exist of course and have proper timecode.
Anyone have any ideas how to achieve this - either within Premiere or by using a third party piece of software/plugin etc?
The person that selects the clips wouldn't necessarily be able to install specialist software for logging purposes though - but it might be something I'd consider if it was cheap and VERY easy to use.
The only way I know of to do something like this is with an EDL. But, creating one of those requires the manual first step of "editing" anyway.
You need to look at Adobe Prelude.
Thats what it is designed for.