Sorry if I was unclear, but the answer to THAT question is no… sort of…
But you CAN assemble it using the AAF. But not using the ACTUAL metadata in the MXF files. However Steinberg did help us so we can still get it done.
If the NLE used does NOT use MXF files then the metadata matching works as expected without using metadata retrieval.
Metadata retrieval is the method to rebuild virtual metadata using the information in the file names and in the AAF description field.
So yes you CAN assemble a film using Field recorder. Audio import. But not using a xml or edl.
If you want to use EDLs you CAN use the reconform tool (but it’s not efficient and requires to much extra work imo) or you have to use some sort of third party software. Our standard solution for years have been using Titan. It is great if you learn how to use it well (threshold is relatively high though).
For this last feature I just decided to only use Field recorder audio import using the AAF export from the Avid MC dialog tracks as the reference. It worked great but has a few prerequisites.
Export the AAF with full length audio files (not just with handles).
Then you have to get to grips with how the metadata retrieval system works.
You can use scene, take, duration to match for example. This last time I used prefix In file name and duration.
Take can be tricky to match as the written take data may break the metadata retrieval if formatted in certain ways. So I tend to use duration instead.
Using it to find alternate takes is not working well enough yet so I resort to mediabay (you can use any third party search program instead if you prefer).