Actually, it may not be a subclip issue. Watch video below for another test.
The trimmed portion of my merged clip is, for some reason, reverting to the timecode of my original media (prior to syncing and merging). That appears to be issue.
PS - When I merge, I'm selecting to use the timecode from my audio clip. This is what I've always selected and have never had an issue with it before.
Have you tried using the Multi-cam feature rather than merged clips? Jarle Leirpoll (The Cool Stuff in Premiere Pro; best detailed book on editing fast and in-depth with PrPro out there) suggests using multi-cam rather than merge as the resulting 'clips' work more like regular clips in PrPro for many editing functions.
The process ... select the media in a bin full of 1) camera-media with sound and 2) audio files of the same shoot. And note, it is smart enough to make separate multi-cam sequences of every separate pair of files. Sync by audio, set to keep audio from the audio file. Open each resultant multi-cam, right-click, "flatten". You now have as far as PrPro is concerned simply a clip with both video and audio.
It works past issues with merged clips on many levels, I wonder if this might work better for your workflow.
Now ... one caveat ... there is a big difference in viewing your media from the Source monitor and from a clip on a timeline in the Program monitor. The source monitor by design shows the original media, un-affected by any changes made to that media on a timeline. So ... it is showing you what would be expected.
I'm not sure what you mean by "soft subclip" ... but if you've made a named subclip, then used the subclip in a sequence, it should open up that subclip in the bin.
Thanks for sharing!
I have used multi-cam a bit in the past, but felt (maybe incorrectly) that it was too much work for simply two cameras. However, maybe I should revisit.
With regards to my issue - this workflow has worked really well for me in the past and I've only hit this snag in the latest update. For whatever reason, when I simply add to my sequence a selected (in/out) portion of a merged clip, the timecode of that clip is going back two steps and showing me the timecode from my original, raw media (non-merged clip). So my workflow is raw media -> merged clip -> then taking pieces of the merged clip for my sequence.
...I originally thought this was a subclip issue (hence the name of my post), but it's happening when I simply in/out and add to my sequence from a merged clip.
For sub-clipping, I want clarity ... in the Source monitor, you have a merged clip, you set in/out points, right-click "Create Subclip" ... and then when the subclip is taken to the sequence from a bin, it reverts to original media time-code?
I think, that under the circumstances, creating multi's from your media/audio and flattening would work more reliably. Again, you can create entire bins of separate clips this way at a time.
To answer your question - yes, but no...
Like you said, I start with my merged clip in the source monitor, set in/out points, but then simply dragged my in/out portion to my sequence timeline without even taking the extra step of making it a subclip.
I initially thought I had a subclip issue, but seems like just a timecode referencing issue.
At the moment, I'm trying your multicam approach rather than merging clips. I'm unsure what the result should be after I flatten. For example, I opened the multicam result, selected the layers, and flattened, but the result is a sequence rather than a clip like when using merge clips. Is that correct?
If I'm left with a sequence, how would I then make subclips? Or is a different approach (no subclips) used with multicam?
Technically it's a sequence ... but in many ways, it's treated as a clip when used on a timeline. But you can go back to your original source.
There's a video by Jarle at:
That might help some.