1st - More information needed for someone to help... please click these links and provide the requested information
2nd - "several hours of footage & audio"
Read Bill Hunt on a file type as WRAPPER http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037
What is a CODEC... a Primer http://forums.adobe.com/thread/546811
What CODEC is INSIDE that file? http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037
Report back with the codec details of your file, use the programs below... a screen
shot works well to SHOW people what you are doing
For PC http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/en or http://www.headbands.com/gspot/
For Mac http://mediainspector.massanti.com/
3rd - "media didn't have a lot of metadata"
Metadata contained in folder http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1015001?tstart=0
Answering the questions above, and reading in #3, may help other people try to answer your questions
Sorry guys, I'm still learning. Thank you all for the links and help.
My Problem: As I label media in the "Shot" column (see graphic) Premiere Pro continues to stop unexpectedly (see graphics for error messages). Each time I open the project again it recovers all changes made - even if I haven't saved for a while.
My Hardware: iMac 21.5-inch, Mid 2010 | 3.6 GHz Intel Core i5 | 16 GB 13333 MHz DDR3 | ATI Radeon HG 5670 512 MB | 4 TB G-RAID G-Technology HD as scratch disk, 3.57 TB available, Firewire800 connection
My Software & Media: OS X 10.8.2 | Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Version 6.0.2 | 295 GB of Footage Stills & Audio imported into Pr project | FOOTAGE: AVCHD 1080p, 23.976fps, square pixel, and I believe 4:2:0 8-bit 24mbps, 1 track of 48kHz stereo audio - shot on Panasonic af100 | STILLS: 1920x1080 .JPG screenshots taken with af100 | AUDIO: stereo 48kHz .wav files recored on Zoom H1 and Tascam DR-40
What I've already attempted: The crashes seemed to occur shortly after each time Pr Autosaved so I turned that function off (I manually save often as a habit). The problem ceased for half a day. The next day it came back. At the same time I was unable to download the Photoshop & Camera RAW updates (that seemed to be an internet connection issue). While rushing around in plugging/unplugging hard drives to manually save/backup the Pr files I accidentally unplugged the G-RAID - permanently corrupting the Pr project with no backup. I decided to update to Mountain Lion from Snow Leopard, have a beer and watch a movie (heartbroken after loosing three days of label and organizing). Next day I updated to Mt Lion and the Ps & Cam RAW updates downloaded & installed smoothly (after restarting the wifi router). I deleted all unnecessary files/apps on my iMac. With everything cleaned out & updated I created a new Pr project. The media imported and conformed smoothly. Once I started labeling the files in the "Shot" column again, Premiere Pro crashed again wight he same error notice. I can keep going for now but this problem slows things down quite a bit.