There's exciting news regarding
the new Avid Media Composer; they've introduced BWF Audio File Support!
Quotes the ReadMe: You can now import multi-channel, monophonic BWF files into an Avid
editing system as a single master clip.
Matt Schneider of PostWorks New York tells us they've been testing it and it works great: “Media Composer 3.5’s new ability to import multi-channel, monophonic BWF audio as a single master clip has completely eliminated the previously arduous task of using 3rd party software tools to interleave audio prior to import. This render was time-intensive, required double the storage, and slowed down the process of making dailies available in a speedy manner. It has and will make lives easier for film assistants everywhere! It is also an enormous help to those recording for reality TV content where lengthy recording times and multi-character sets push file sizes far beyond the 2GB file limit. Small feature, huge benefit!”
So there goes one more brick in the wall between sound mixers and post-production. Solidarity!