I've just transcribed a bunch of interviews using Adobe Media encoder which I left running overnight. They created some XML files in a temp folder which I have. However, despite Premiere Pro having been set to auto-save every 5 mins, I now see that my last version of the project is yesterday at 12 noon. Maybe there was an invisible crash, I don't know. Certainly the transcripts were appearing in the matadata last night. Now they are not. I have a bunch of .xml files which are saved and also there are some .prmdc files in my "Metadata Caches" folder on the C drive. These files do seem to have the info but it's all scrambled.
Is there any way I can re-assiociate these files as metadata for the avi files in my projecty and save myself having to transcribe them all over again (it took hours!)
Just FYI, when I tried to transcribe the files again, it started to create duplicate xml files for the first interview - identically named to the one already in the folder, with "_1" on the end. So clearly the .xmp metadata information is all there, but for some reason Premiere Pro cannot associate this data with the files.
Why bother with such a useless feature or bug, with accuracy well below 10%.
It's not useless to me - obviously the accuracy is not great but I always transcribe my interviews and it's a lot better starting point than nothing - it halves the time it takes me to type out a transcript.