Thanks for all the replies.
It is surprising that so many fans call PPro 'professional' software when its missing so many basic features found in 'lesser' software.
I think there's just so very few people still using tape these days.
How about this?
Use PPro to capture the tapes.
Once complete, delete the clips from the Program Panel (leave the source files on disk). Leave the Premiere Pro project open.
Launch Prelude (app included in Adobe CC), click on Ingest, navigate to the source files you just captured. Uncheck Transfer.
Set up the naming convention you want to use for the ingested clips to rename them. Click ingest.
Select the ingested clips in Prelude and once selected go the menu File > Send to Premiere Pro.
do you think that? well ok then.
Thanks for the reply, and a possible workaround
(not sure how it got marked as answer - maybe i fill out another bug report...)
we'll think about giving it a try, but its rather convoluted and possible more error prone to our exiting methods.
i'm not familiar with Prelude myself, but i always wondered why i couldnt find a central import panel (with lots of options) for all imports regardless of source type. maybe i was looking in the wrong places. I'll check it out. Thanks.