We are getting ready for a feature film planning on shooting on the Epic or Red MX. We typically have used FCP but have found that it get's to bogged down with feature films. I really want to make the jump to AVID. I wont be editing it but we will hire a avid editor. I am however in charge of the post workflow and I know the FCP inside and out but need some advice on the avid workflow.
We will be running composer 6 with a redrocket. I'd like to have the dailies graded (single pass) then transcoded to DNxHD or ProRes for the cut. I'm used to grading in RedCine, transcoding, then once picture is locked conforming back to the original .R3D and losing the CC metadata - essentially starting from scratch when color grading.
My question is, is there a way that the color grade information from the dailies firs pass is available when we do the online conform? Somehow keeping the information along the way, this could save us time in color correction since we'd be starting from a base point rather than the original.
Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated.
'I Think I Do'