Thank you. I will be very involved in post so I would like to understand the workflow options, pros, cons, trade-offs, etc as well as possible. Thank you very much for taking the time to answer Jim.
I see. The DIT with the RR on a laptop with a breakout box or that one product from Maxx (and Peter M.) to keep him as mobile as possible. That is what I was hoping for so he can work in the video village tent close to set. But I wonder what it would take to also get the editor working "in the truck"/not too far. We were thinking that Red Rams for each (2) camera(s) might let us offload at lunch in case we move the set too far from the editing room. Backed up by a set of three or four CFs for each camera. Red Raids are not an option we want to consider at such temperatures.
[Q#3] I haven't had the chance to read much about RC-X. Would the DIT would do a quick grade to every clip? Or can he dump a look onto all other takes of the same setup? Didn't they just enable that capability recently?
One by one or not, that would mean the DIT would be running the clips through RedCine-X off the media, approximating the grade, changing the metadata, and THEN offload the clips onto the RAID which would be in the editing room. So...
[Q#4] Would the DIT need momentary access to the editing desktop? And would editing only be halted while he sets up the off-load with a fast enough RAID (which we planned on)?
[Q#5] The desktop would be the one that processes the off-lining QTs. So would the conversion be able to run in the background without affecting the (RT) cutting of scenes which were already off-lined?