It seems that all the info on RED to AVID workflow is a bit outdated so I'd like some help ironing out my process.
I used RedCineX (build 506) to make offline media for AVID. In RedCineX's export settings there's an option for "Avid AAF & MXF," which I used to create DNxHD36 media files along with an AAF for each clip and an ALE for the whole batch. I copied the resulting MXF files into the Avid MediaFiles folder.
In AVID, I created a new project and imported the ALE into a new bin. The ALE brought in all the clips with tons of metadata however they all came up offline. Highlighting all of the clips I used "relink" but only the video tracks relinked, have no idea why.
On the other hand when I imported the AAFs for each clip they came in perfectly but didn't have as much metadata as the ALE import. So I'm not sure which import method is better.
Now that the media is in AVID, I'm wondering what the process is for finishing. Let's say I get a locked sequence, how do I go about upresing the media and the project? RedCineX has an option to import an Avid ALE but I haven't had success creating one. I also tried creating an XML of my timeline with FilmScibe but it doesn't work with RedCineX.
Thank you for your help.
ALE does not relink Audio. You discovered the first half by importing the AAF files where picture and sound automatically relink upon import. Once those AAFs are imported, select all, then do an import. In ShotLog (ALE) settings of import, select the last radio button "merge based on..." then select the ALE. All ALE metadata will now be in the files.