Hi All...ok Here are the results.
Premiere Pro CS-6.01
Red Importer - CS-6 Preview 3
Using Red Cine we were able to load all the Epic files and external Deva files and sync them perfectly in Red Cine. We then saved the Red Cine project and RMD file. Importing the Epic .r3d files into Premiere Pro worked correctly, except that the external audio was not brought into Premiere. The original camera audio tracks were the only audio files attached. We closed down Red Cine and then relaunched. Opened up the .r3d that we had previously attached the external Deva audio and it was there as we left it. Red Cine appeared to read the RMD file correctly. Just to double check, we skewed the color of the file totally blue and re-saved the RMD. Went back to Premiere Pro and reloaded the RMD. The clip immediately turned blue as expected, but not audio :(
With Premiere CS-6, cutting .R3D files natively is now a real possibility. Transcoding can be skipped on certain jobs. It would be ideal if we could use Red Cine to auto match and sync external audio and then save the RMD. Premiere Pro is not currently able to batch sync folders of R3D's and Location Audio. It can do clip by clip in the timeline, but not auto batch like Red Cine, Scratch Lab or Resolve. This would be a great feature for RED to implement. Not sure if the current Importer can support this feature or its more of a RED Cine feature request.
David, Can we get this feature implemented either in the RED CINE / RMD route or a batch process in the Premiere/Media Encoder/RMD world