A file-based EDL is a type of log file that you use to import (or soft import) image sequences from a standard filesystem. File-based EDLs can include image files and audio files. Telecine logs can only include image files.
All EDLs contain event numbers, cuts, and timecode. A file-based EDL differs from a standard EDL in that it contains comments that point to the location of media files. Generally, you do not assemble a file-based EDL into a record timeline clip. An exception is FCP XML files created during offline sessions. See .
A file-based EDL correlates the timecode from tapes to keycode from film reels for one or more contiguous clips.The timecode reflects where on the tape clips were recorded during a telecine or offline edit session. The keycode indicates the source reel and frames of film where the clips originated from.