So I'm not sure what I'm doing exactly with this. I had three spanned .mxf clips as a source. I kept the flash media's file structure intact when I copied the clips to my hard drive.
While browsing for the clips in Bridge I discovered the Stack clips command and tried it with all three clips selected. It grouped the .mxf Icons.
Then after importing the clips I really could not see a difference in the project window.
Normally when I import spanned clips I'll select and drag them all to the New Item button to create a sequence that serves to join the spanned clips. Then I'll drop that sequence into the master timeline.
This time when I dropped all three clips on to the new item button, the result was three iterations of the entire spanned recording.
So what I want some clarity on was whether the stacking command made premiere interpret the clips as contiguous, or was it because I kept the camera's file structure intact, or both?
The normal procedure is to not use Bridge. Using Premiere Pro's Media Browser, it will see the spanned files as one clip, and import them that way.