Is this saying that I should copy the full directory tree (CONTENTS folder and lastclip.txt) to a SEPARATE folder for each card?
I'm not sure how a clip could span two cards...
you have to stop rolling to swap to another card.
I should have mentioned that I am using the HVX200A. It has two P2 card slots.
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Many cameras can hold more than one card, so the switch between them happens automatically while rolling.
Have you dealt with a clip that spans two cards?
You can maintain separate folders, like:
...and Premiere Pro will span from folder to folder. As long as you maintain the folder structure as shot by the card, PPro can use the metadata included in the structure to seamlessly stitch everything together.
An alternative, if you're daring, is to merge all the CONTENTS folders together. In that case, I create something like a FOOTAGE folder in my client folder, and then copy one CONTENTS folder structure after another into it. At least on Windows, you'll be asked if you want to merge the folders, which you would, in this case. Everything from the VIDEO folders will be put together, the AUDIO folders, and so on. Once again, PPro will know the folders all belong to the same long recording. I've merged 6 or 7 cards worth this way, both as start-and-stop records and as continuous recordings. Premiere Pro doesn't much care, either way.
The most important thing is just to preserve the CONTENTS folder and its underlying folders; the LASTCLIP.TXT file really isn't important, as that exists for the camera more so than the editor. You can maintain it if you like, and just let the OS automatically append a serial number, e.g. (1), to the file name.