Just a theory...with zero foundation based on actual knowledge..but Premiere has for a long time worked directly with native files and FCP used a proxy instead.
Maybe Premiere is only capable of displaying the actual filename of the source file.
If a clip is named based on a proxy..maybe its easier to refect a name change.
once a clip is put into a timeline, its name is not updated in the timeline when the project clip name is updated.
That is the proper behavior here, I'd argue for any NLE. It would be frustrating indeed if all your carefully renamed clip instances in the sequence suddenly got changed because you renamed the original clip in the bin.
Unless you have about 50 titles that you've created by option+dragging (creates a mess in the bin). Final Cut used to have an "Independant, affiliate, master clip" work flow that fixes this, for the most part.
I agree that if/when I update my clip name in the bin... all instances of the clip should change its name to match on the timeline.
- Often times I've started a project, but for whatever reason, elect to rename the source in the bin. I would like to see this renaming update on the timeline as well.
My workaround has been to select the renamed clip in the bin and Replace w/ Clip from Bin. (sucks but works)
I really preferred how FCP7 works. I think Premiere Pro would benefit from this change too. If you don't want clips in the TL to updated with clips in the bin (maybe I'm missing something, but I can't imagine in everyday use where you might want to do this), an independent clip could be created that then breaks that relationship.
I think consistency is important and its very difficult to keep a consistent universe of clips when a change in clip name is needed. I have to respectfully disagree with Jim on this. I know how I like to work. Everyone has their own ways, and their is no one right or wrong way, but I see this "feature" as a particular deficit of functionality in PP that will be addressed soon.
Unless you have about 50 titles that you've created by option+dragging
So don't do it that way. Create New Title Based on Current Title.
(I do wish Adobe had just kept that a new instance, rather than a new title. Makes it more work to use the same title over and over.)
Just want to add 2 cents that i also think this feature needs to be implemented. I don't want to see long Red footage names in my sequence. But i update the names AFTER i make my sequences because i import via Plural Eyes. I should have the option to see the filename or the bin name in the sequence, period, and there should be an option to update a sequence.
You can "Relace With..." clip, but going one by one is impractical. As well, i'm doing that now and it's giving me a major bug in that it's not respecting the in and out points.
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At least at present, this behavior is configurable.
Go to File >> Project Settings >> General and check the box for "Display the project item name and label color for all instances," as discussed in this other thread:
I was glad to find that it works for me. The synchronization is two-way: I can change a clip's name in the project browser or in a timeline, and the other updates automatically. I'm using Premiere Pro CC 2015.4 / 10.4.0 (30) Build on Mac. Hope it works for you!