which tool do you finish on for what types of budgets??
Crimson for 189 dollars total (www.crimsonworkflow.com) - get all the power of RedCine or RedLine when color-correcting your finished feature in 4K, but also conforms your "neg" (source files in the case of RED) and even onlines your timeline. Total cost to conform and cc a feature in 4K 189 dollars plus labor (say 12min of pic a day for two wks is 2,000 for low budget colorist). Notice for all of you film producers - just cut out the line item for neg cutter.
Or Scratch at 375 an hr in the suite - total cost to cc a feature in 4K approximate 45,000. (also covering 12min of pic a day).
Scratch offers powerful power window tools that crimson doesn't. Crimson giving you basically what film has always dealt with until the new millennium (equivalent of RGB lights).
If I'm working with anything less than 2mil I'm using crimson and it's a no-brainer. I might take select scenes, only problematic ones, into scratch, but I'm keeping that line down - way down. Have film-out to look forward to after all.... obviously there are a lot of ins and out in here, but that's what I'm looking forward to hearing about....
For those who haven't heard of Crimson, check it out....just came out - very powerful application... online your 4K footage, color correct and conform your "neg" or in the case of RED the source files.
Looking forward to your thoughts,
Producer & Director
TAKOMA PARK (35mm, premiering at the 08 Tribeca Film Festival)
THE BRAGGART(35mm, Austin, Nantucket, Cinequest, Atlanta, etc. etc.)