Autosync & Groupclips
Avid media composer has a fantastic feature for subclips. It's called auto sync and group clips.
It's extremely helpful for large scale projects to manage bins and clips based on scripts.
Here is the process which is followed for films or shows on Avid
Import all footage and audio from the day and sync them on a timeline.
Create subclips with synced audio and footage of individual shots/ clips
Rename each clip, based on shooting clap and script.
Create autosync clips. This enables the individual subclip to become a self-contained clip with all the new audio layers intact and the new clip name.
Create group clips for multi-camera from auto-synced subclips.
Why its helpful?
It gives you freedom to have individual bins for each scene and have its respective clips in that bin.
Even if the scene was shot in a non-linear way, the renamed clips help to keep them in scripted order.
While editing, if you feel like using match frame. The clip opens in the source monitor with and synced audio and gives you the flexibility to edit faster.
4.Irrespective of the name of clips, the edl or xml output is accurate, with source clip details for audio and video. This is helpful while sharing edl of audio for sync soundpost, color grading, and VFX.
And if in the source monitor I match frame on video again, I can access the actual source clip originally imported. The same applies when I match frame on audio (keeping the video layer deselected)
In case of multi-camera. I can merge two individual subclips to create a separate group clip and renamed the new clip. Keeping all the above features intact.
How it currently works in premiere pro:-
Sync clip on a timeline; link individual clips with new audio and edit from that sequence.
Drawback here - you lose the flexibility of working with clips from bins and rely completely on a timeline. You lose the ability to ever use a match frame and insert a shot.
Merge clips and rename them.
Drawback- match frame doesn't lead you to source clips and edl is based on new clip name and not the source.
I have requested adobe multiple times but adobe has never provided a concrete solution and I can't think of an easier way to swiftly transit from avid to premiere for my large-scale projects where data and bin management and the ability to have flexible subclips and renaming ability.
Please provide a solution adobe experts, I need to start a new project next week and I am concerned if I'll be able to do it in premiere.