During batching, one can check a box to get the batched video clips divided into scenes (ie. the cuts one had during recording).
Is there a function to do this with already batched material, say with only a section of material? I do this a lot manually in order to get a full overview of my things, and I'd like to save manual cutting time.
I presume you are talking about DV as Premiere does not provide HDV scene detect. There is a reasonably priced, stand-alone program called Scenalyzer that will chop your captured video files into clips using either timecode changes or optical scene change detection.