The File Extensions Database

.ALE File Extension

  • Developer by: Avid Technology
  • Category: Video Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .ALE file?

.ALE is Avid Log Exchange File

Film database file created in the Avid Log Exchange (ALE) format; saved in a tab-delimited ASCII text format and contains a shot log of film, video, and audio data; used in the process of transferring film data between systems.

ALE files store both the schema (database columns) and the contents of a film database. Example fields may include camera roll identifiers, video track names, shooting dates, start and stop times, soundrolls, and descriptions.

Programs that open Avid Log Exchange File
Avid Media Composer
Avid Xpress
Avid Media Composer
Apple Final Cut Pro X

How to solve problems with ALE files

  • Associate the ALE file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any ALE file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.ALE files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the ALE file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .ALE is Avid Log Exchange File. Because only the current version supports the latest ALE file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Avid Technology manufacturer website after an available .ALE is Avid Log Exchange File update.
  • To make sure that your ALE file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.