So it gets more confusing ...
I cleared all the .xmp files from a folder, and drag and dropped straight from explorer to the timeline, it all imported !
So i start do this for a few different folders, seems to be working...
I then say , well hey ill go back to media browser and try to reimport and organise my file structure the way i like.. all of the sudden it reverts back to audio only, even from win explorer, then i grab 4 clips at once ... it imports them ?
So, i go back to media my project window, grab 3 files, and it now drops them on the timeline.
I won't play like I'm understanding the logic here, one would think spanning clips or somthing but it seems much more random
Though, if in the future anyone has this problem, try draggin more than 1 clip at a time in and see if that gets you going.
ADOBE : Can you please shed some light on this, although i have figured a strange work around, this means i cannot use the source window like a usual workflow and i must actually import everything to the timeline then cut and scrap the rest.
I don't own an AVCHD camera, but rented one for a gig recently and had to transfer multiple SD cards to the computer. I accidentally began importing clips into Premiere from a card that was not done transferring, and Adobe threw an error saying the clip was corrupt. I removed those clips from the project, and tried to reimport again after transfer was complete, but kept getting the same error. Even tried a new project, same error! What eventually resolved the issue was to create a New Folder on the hard drive, move the AVCHD folders into that folder, then Import into Premiere again.
I bring this up since you mention the .xmp files. Seems that once Premiere writes .xmp metadata for a clip, that data is remembered no matter what!! By changing the folder/file path, that apparently tricked Premiere into believing it was an entirely different set of clips.
So one trick to getting past a corrupt clip message may be to relocate the source media and try again.
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I was having this exact same problem and I finally figured out how to fix it!!!!
After having your imported files in either the media browser or bin, create a new sequence by hitting "sequence" from the top bar of premiere, and click "sequence settings". From there you will see a huge list of various file formats for the sequence to work with. Simply click on the AVCHD option and then your specifics of your footage from the options i.e. 720 or 1080p.
After that you should be good to go!!!!
Sorry but that seems a bit of ridiculous answer. Anyone having this issue would have already created a sequence matching their particular footage, I think you may have misinterpreted the issue altogether.
I think I may have posted already, but a fix for this is to actually clear you cache and let prem re-write the xmp's .
You can do this via premier clear cache, or just go to where your media is stored and delete all the xmp files and the reopen making prem re-write them all.
I am having the same issues. I have been using Premiere CC since its release with no problems. Halfway through editing a video for a client this began and now it is happening in every project. I have a seperate SSD for cache and previews and I have deleted all of the previews and cache folders. I cannot even import a motion graphic via Adobe Dynamic Link into the video project. Why would this happen all of sudden? This issue is quite annoying because it is killing my workflow. I even moved the project over from one workstation to another via our network and I am having the same issues on that machine. Why is this happening?