I have a different issue with the mxf files. I find when I leave the Premiere application on a PC and come back it takes over a minute for the software to reconnect the hundreds of files. I know this is an issue with the mxf files, I did a test with QuickTime. Each clip in the mxf format is made up of four to five files. This was not a large project, it was a one day shoot with 130 clips.
Does anyone else have this issue?
What is your workaround? Transcode to another file type?
I would suspect your original clip was spanned. Panasonic recommends that you transfer P2 files with the P2 viewer. It works a little odd, you have to go to TOOLS and ingest the clip. When you drag and drop your files from a P2 card to your media drive the spanned clips are separate.
Yeah, I did that - I used my P2 ingester to get the clips onto my computer, and then copied them to my second computer (Actually an external usb HDD for backup purpose)
Are there any other suggestions?
Sorry I took you on a bad path. You may have to repost the problem.