Hi, I am new at Premiere. Do you rename your original footage files (e.g. MVI_4666.mov) to be able to find certain video faster on your harddrive folder (e.g. MVI_4666_countryside near my home.mov) or do you keep it as simple as possible (e.g. 4666.mov) for working at Premiere timeline? Could long names cause any problems during proccessing?
I prefer to rename the file to something that tells just by glancing on the file name what the clip contains faster. I was on a trip to Japan some years ago and renamed all files and found it easier to find all clips from let´s say Osaka if i renamed them from Clip0037.MXF to H037_Osaka_Japan_20170506.MXF. I used the Batch Rename feature in Adobe Bridge.
Long file names is seldom a problem while odd characters can be. Use A-Z, 0-9, dashes and underscores. The biggest problem with long file names is that it will be hard to read them in the user interface such as "Exiting-and-wonderful-summer-trip-including-grandmother-to-Spain-while-we-had-a-rental-car-001.mov"
If you have an AVCHD camera, or any other camera, that produces spanned clips it can be bad to rename clips unless you merge the spanned clips before renaming.