Now that Jared has provided a subforum, how about an Adobe workflow for "dummies" I've been a shooter in my short career and never shot anything over HD resolution. So I have never worked with a DI and haven't edited a whole lot of HD either. I own Primere 6.5, but have never really used it and I don't know After Effects. As a novice editor looking into the 4K world, and not a MAC user, Adobe looks like the best solution. So David, if you and some of the other gurus wouldn't mind explaining the possible workflows I'd sure appreciate it.
So here's what I'm wondering more precisely.
1. I shoot Recode RAW. So I have footage on a variety of mediums, but basically either on CF cards or HDD. So with the card I need a card reader, the HDD I can just plug in and my files are there?
2. I don't reall know "offline" vs "online" work flow, so here is where things get fuzzy for me. I process through redcine to get whatever resolution I want? so I can convert the footage to anything from HD - 4K correct? IS this just converting a copy so I still have the 4K "digital negative"?
3. So if this is an offline workflow, I'd bring an HD working copy into Premiere, cut and export an EDL?
4. Take EDL back to redcine and export the 4K footage cut?
5. Do I have to reassemable the 4K footage in Premiere or do I go to After effects for CC?
6. Once color corrected and visual effects are added does it go back to premiere for sound editing?
7. Now if I have the edtied and corrected 4K footage, I can export a Digital Master in 4K, or output the footage to create a DVD? What format do I export the 4K in. Is there a prgram that can take 4K footage for DVD creation or do I have another conform step here?
OK so now how would cineform fit into this? Why do I need a DI if my aquisition is digital, is it to export to film? What would an "online" workflow be? How much computing power and other hardware is going to be reuiqred. For instance do I need a wavefore monitor and vector scope in my output chain?