When I bring most of my clips into the source panel, the timer starts at 00:00:00:00. But on some of the clips, the timer starts at a value like 00:05:24:12. This is bothersome because I need for it to start at 00:00:00:00 because when reviewing the clips before bringing them into Premiere Pro, I make a note (on a piece of paper) where certain things happen in the clips. I need to be able to rely on this offset when I bring the clip into PP. In 90% of the cases the timer does start at 00:00:00:00 but for 10%, the timer has some other non-zero numbers. What can I do to get all of the clips to start at zero. Note: I do not alter in any way the clips before viewing them in PP. I simply look at them in Windows Media Player or VCL Media Player.
You're better off doing this work in PP itself. This is precisely the purpose of the Source Monitor. From there you can even use Markers for you notes and forgo the pen and paper.