The way that PPro handles Sony EX clips on import is to join all spanned clips/file and represent them as one clip with the name of the first clip. While this is convenient in some cases, in others, especially when importing ot exporting Final cut pro XML is not optimal. Does anybody know if there is a way to disable this helpful feature and just have each clip be the actual file name, separate and accurate? Thanks much!
If you remove the MP4s from the folder structure, and dump them all in one folder, you should be able to import them separately. The spanning metadata is written into the XML files, not the media files.
Do you mean go into the BPAV folders, move out the .MP4s and then import those into Premiere Pro? I'll try it but that's pretty tedious and I'm not sure if it would help in my case. I'm importing FCP XML that's referring to these files. Once imported and in a bin in PPro, would doing a 'replace footage' and pointing to the .MP4s that are still within an intact EX BPAV folder structure work?
Try putting each card into a separate folder on your drive (card 1, card 2, etc.) then import. That should disable the clip spanning.