1. You can choose individual sequences, but not bins.
2. No, the closest you can get are the Usage columns in the bin.
3. I heard nothing from Adobe about heuristics being built-in here. You can, however, attach a script to a clip, which will improve the accuracy.
You can only import an entire Premiere Pro project, or a selected sequence, into your current PP project. If you want to import just a single Bin, you can:
- Make a copy of the project you want to import, and then, in the Project window, delete all media outside the Bin you you want to keep. Now import that modified project with only 1 Bin.
- Put all of your Bin's media on a new sequence, and then import just that sequence into PP. Only the media associated with that sequence will be copied into your master project.
- Import your entire PP project and delete all media outside your Bin from within your master project.
No dupe detection as of yet. If you haven't already, please send Adobe a Feature Request here: https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform&promoid=EWQQL. The more people ask this, the better the chances we'll finally get it (I miss it from FCP).
As for Speech to text, I don't use it so I don't know. Hopefully someone else will chime in.
Hope this helps. Cheers!
I also use the Video/Audio usage columns, but they don't show whether the same part of a clip has been used more than once. So it's quite possible to have dozens of pieces of a long clip used, which would be reflected in the number of uses, but no way to tell if any of those instances overlap.
Hopefully Adobe adds a FCP7 style dupe detection in the Timeline soon! I've already requested this in formal Feature Requests in the past.
but no way to tell if any of those instances overlap.
That's what the editor is for.