If you are working from tapes, log and capture to FCP in a manner that allows the online editor to easily recapture media in Flame. You can also edit in FCP using file-based media. You can use both tape-based and file-based media in the same FCP project, and the media can be recaptured and relinked later in Flame.
When capturing clips for offline edit sessions in FCP, you enter the tape name in the Reel field of the Log and Capture dialog box. After importing the FCP XML in Flame, you recapture all the media from tape. It is this tape name, as entered in the Reel field in FCP, that indicates which tapes to use.