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Set your Media Cache Files preferences to go to a specific directory, not "next to originals when possible." This setting is in Premiere. After you set it, delete all the sidecar files, and wait for the sidecars to be recreated in the new directory.
Also, you can filter by extension in Bridge, so that you only see the files you want. Ultimately, I find Bridge to be worthless for video file management, but I know a lot of people like it. Just hunt around in the Bridge interface until you find the filter section, and disable "qtindex" in the view.
I find Bridge to be worthless for video file management
Using solid state media with asinine folder structures, I can understand why. But when you have all content - video, audio, timecode and other metadata - properly placed into a single file as we did with DV, Bridge is a very valuable tool. Especially when you consider that it can also see into and show thumbnails for image files that Explorer can't, like TFF and PSD.
I will miss it when I upgrade cameras.
Being a serious student of Dziga Vertov, i can't resist including some montage and time lapse in my work.
With Bridge I can link smoothly to my Photoshop assets. I like that.
Thanks for the tip on eliminating these!