Premiere Pro will automatically bring in spanned files as one clip, if you do things properly.
Copy the entire BPAV folder to your hard drive. Use Premiere Pro's Media Browser feature to navigate to that folder. Drill down a level or two and your clips will show up. Import from there.
I have always copied the entire card file / folder structure to the hard drive.
Upon investigating the import options, I think I now see where the problem is. I am using a JVC GY-HM700E camcorder. This is stated to record XDCAM EX in MP4 or .MOV files. I have been using mov files. CS6 won’t combine the individual parts into one clip in the project panel. If I switch to MP4 files, CS6 will import all parts as one file. But the sequence shows a yellow render bar above all the clips. The mov files do not have any render bar over them. That’s why I used mov files rather than MP4 files. Before anyone suggests that the sequence I have used does match the MP4 files, I deliberately set up a wrong sequence, dragged a MP4 file to it, Premiere prompted that the sequence settings were wrong and I let it set the correct sequence settings. The MP4 files still have a yellow render bar over them.
The Adobe PDF that I looked at;
for info on XDCAM workflows refers to newer models of JVC cameras. The .MOV file / folder structure seems to be different from the 700 camera as this extract tells me;
“The Media Browser makes finding ProHD content simple. ProHD records high-definition and
standard-definition video as MPEG-2 in the ready-to-edit MOV or MP4 file formats. Audio is
recorded using uncompressed linear pulse-code modulation (PCM). ProHD packages video and
audio in different file wrappers and folder structures, with metadata and media stored across
several files. Video and audio are combined into MXF files in a Clip folder. Each shot is stored as an
MOV file that’s placed in its own subfolder along with several metadata files. The individual shot
subfolders are grouped within a CLPR folder that resides within a BPAV folder.”
On the 700 camera all the mov files are in a single folder and some different folder names are used. In MP4 mode, individual files are in their own folders, which is why premiere correctly recognises spanned files.
I guess the answer is to use MP4 files, so long as the yellow render bar does not cause problems.
The yellow bar is not an issue. MP4 is the better option.