I'm running 22.4 on macOS. I'm working a project that requires me to continuously update VFX versions. So I've been using the Replace Footage... function on each shot.
Today it was brought to my attention that previous versions are showing up in the latest edits. After spending lots of time troubleshooting, i discovered that upon re-opening the project, Premiere is silently re-linking back to previously linked files while the clip name in the bin stays the same. This has caused massive issues and confusion on a job. If I link file_v1.mov to file_v2.mov, upon re-opening the project, the file used in the timeline is v1 yet the name of the clip still says v2, so this issue was incredibly difficult to track down and now I don't know if I can trust Premiere with exporting anything properly anymore.
To make matters worse, the behavior is not reproducible and occurs randomly.
I'm aghast that a supposedly professional software has such a glaring bug. Can anyone confirm they are having the same issue or what could be causing this?