When we shot some interviews, we used timecode in the camera (if that makes since). Now I want to add the timecode to the video in premiere. However, when I added timecode with the "effects" panel, it didn't add it correctly. Is there a way to do this? There's an XML file with the video. Would I use that?
Make sure the effect is set to your frame rate. Also try both Clip and Media as the Source. One may work better.
Well I have just tried it on some XDCAM EX footage and it worked OK. Check that in the timecode effects control panel that it says "Timecode Source is Media". You did copy the entire media card contents onto your HDD and not just the video files?