I'm on the verge of completing my edit on a feature film shot on the Red MX in 4.5K and edited natively in Adobe Premiere CS5. I was hoping to color correct in Davinci, but just had a few questions. First, I was curious about getting my timeline into Davinci... I've exported an EDL from Premiere and tried to bring it into Apple Color but Color is unable to relink to any of the clips, even if I relink the clips manually Color simply starts the clip from the very beginning and not from where the edit points are. I don't yet own Davinci to test it out, but will Davinci have similar problems, or am I simply doing something wrong?
Secondly, I shot and edited in 4.5K but have blown up several shots all the way to 200% with the intention of a final output at 2240 x 960 my plan was to create a new sequence at 2240 x 960 in Premiere and copy and paste my 4.5K sequence in there and then reduce the scale on all clips by 50% so that no clips go above 100% scale. Is that the proper way to do it or is it better to import the 4.5K sequence into Davinci and do all the rescaling there?
Lastly, does anyone have any recommendations for a color grading monitor in the $2000 price range?