Add extra fields in multicamera source sequence creation dialog to identify which clips are from which camera by label
Often you have lots of clips from different cameras, in different bins and you want to create a single Multicamera source sequence with all of these clips.
Premiere allows this, however, because it can't know how many cameras were used, or which clips are from which camera, it hedges its bets and creates a multicamera source sequence that looks like something out of Tetris. All of the synchronising is correct, but every camera clip has it's own track and the number of track is therefore equal to how many clips you selected for synching. This is a huge pain especially because when you then attempt to use this multicamera source sequence, the source and program monitors have to treat each track as a camera which means the monitors are split in to a grid of unnecessarily and uncomfortably small squares to represent each 'angle' (which almost always the same angle but just a different clip). It also means when you're switching, camera 2 will only over be in the camera 2 slot once even if there are 10 clips from camera 2 and you have to pay attention to where the angle has moved around the grid like a weird version of the Brady Bunch.
Manually fixing is possible, but very irritating. What would be better would be if you could select the chosen clips from one camera and enter some metadata to identify which camera it comes from, my preference would be the color coded 'label' option because it's intuitive, but even manually typing something in the 'camera' field would make sense too. Once you've entered this information, there would be an extra setting in the multicamera source sequence creation dialog that says something like 'identify cameras by:' and you could choose which metadata to use for this purpose, in my case it'd be label. If possible, it would also be great if it could identify using bins too. This way, Premiere can identify how many Cameras there should be in a given multicamera source sequence by the number of unique entries in the chosen metadata field (in my case that'd be say, 3 different coloured labels for 3 cameras) and it would know then to put all clips from a certain camera on one track and all clips from another on another and so on and so on. If a user fails to enter metadata for all the clips, Premiere can just retain it's existing behaviour for all the clips that do not have camera identifying information.
Trevor Asquerthian commented
There's metadata for clips that include 'camera label' and 'camera angle'.
Set the cam label to A,B,C etc for those cams before grouping + then make multicam 'using cam labels' - will put the As on v1, Bs on V2 etc.