I used to use FCP7 in which we had to transcode footage. One big advantage for certain type sof project was that you could join clips into one big clip in this porcess. This means that rather than opening hundreds of clips, you could scan through just one clip.
So its amazing not having to transcode footage now but is it possible to combine/merge clips in to one in premiere pro CS6? I know I could export them all from a timeline, but that takes a line time and negates not having to transcode. Also, I'm aware of nesting, but dont see that this helps as they're just in a sequence as opposed to something I can load in the viewer.
Thanks very much!
Nest them all in a timeline, you can drag the timeline from your bin to your source monitor and 3-point edit as normal. Premiere Pro CC is better as it allows you to insert the original clips into a new timeline, rather than chunks of the nested timeline, Premiere Pro CC also has better smart rendering support if you decide to go back to an intermediate workflow.