Copy the entire card to your hard drive. Do not delete, rename or otherwise change anything.
Use the Media Browser inside Premiere Pro to navigate to those clips and import that way. Spanned clips will come in as one seamless video.
Could you please give me more detailed instructions. I am new to Premiere Pro so I can't fill in all the gaps in information
that you are not explaining. I tried opening the Media Browser and selecting all the clips
and then choosing import but I don't see anything on the timeline.
Is there any way around this in Premiere Pro?
When you connect your camera to your computer (Windows or Mac?), what do you see in the Explorer and/or Finder? Do you see what looks like another USB disk attached to your machine?
I am really frustrated that the camera manufacturer doesn't allow recording of longer than 30 minute clips
It's not really the camera's fault, but more a fault of the filesystem type on the camera. In order for it to be compatible with, well, everything, it's running a FAT32 filesystem. The largest file allowed on that is 4GB. That's why the clips are spanned across several files.
Could you please give me more detailed instructions.
1. Select your desired clips from the Media Browser, right-click choose> Import
2. Select the clip you want to load first into the Timeline, right-click choose> Create New Sequence From Clip
or (thanks to joe bloe premiere for the image)
This will create a sequence that best matches your clips properties.
I don't see anything on the timeline.
Importing clips and adding clips to a sequence are two different processes that require two different actions. You shouldn't expect the results of the latter by doing the action of the former.
I am new to Premiere Pro
I already tried this petergaraway. The clips join with a glitch in between. That was the whole reason I started this thread because I wanted to get around that.
My old camera could record longer than 30 minute segments and it was fully digital. So it's possible. I'm going back to that camera because I've googled this issue and apparently there's no way around this with newer cameras because all camera manufacturers make cameras like this now. I have seen many proposed answers to why this is, but I can't come to any solid conclusion as to what the real reason is, it's obviously not just a matter of not having the technology to do it, because older cameras could, but now there's no new models at all that will do it. Anyways, it doesn't matter, not worth complaining about something that I can't change, I'll just use my older camera.
My old camera could record longer than 30 minute segments and it was fully digital.
I'm guessing your old camera doesn't write 1080p files to a FAT32 filesystem then. Lower resolution and/or screen size will reduce the file size. But, if the camera is writing to a FAT32 filesystem, it is limited to 4GB. There's no getting around that.