I think mainly this happens if you don't understand what is actually happening. Premier Pro just links to the footage, it doesn't actually import it anywhere unless you add an ingest setting. If you don't realize this and, for example, drag your footage into PP from your SD card then remove the SD card.
Other than things like that though, I've never had any problems. I keep all my assets organized on my hard drive though before I ever involve them in PP.
That video was pretty bad.
"Selection Follows Playhead" is automatically turned on when you have the Lumetri tab open.
I think seeing the differences between the iPhone and the Alexa is interesting.
First, we *know* the differences between the cameras, but have you really ever compared them side by side? You know the differences, but have you experienced them? It gives a much more real and concrete example of why we pay so much for expensive gear. And I think if you've got the right attitude, there's something to learn here, which is something we should always be doing.
Second, *We* know the differences, but others may not know. Especially some of our clients. They've seen some great videos shot with phones, there's a lot of marketing done by phone companies to show how great the cameras are. To someone who doesn't understand what we do, something like this is a much bigger deal.
And finally, it's just interesting. It's like that show "How it's made". Do I really need to know how they make red Solo cups? No. But it's still interesting enough to spend 10 minutes learning about it.
Personally, I think the Ninja Blade is a terrible monitor. The colors looked washed and it has almost no blacks to speak of. It also doesn't seem very sharp. It's also much larger (thicker) and requires way more batteries. It does have exposure tools and internal recording, so if you need that, it's great. But if you're gonna use it just as a monitor, it's better to get a dedicated monitor, you'll get a much better on-screen image and tools.
But there's no video here.