This is where Bridge and LR fail as browsers, they insist on generating accurate thumbs from RAW files which takes time. That's fine if that's what you want or need but if you want to see your shots, check for sharpness and tag keepers as fast as possible then then LR and Br are simply too slow. Colour is far less important at this stage of the edit - it's all about getting the shoot done, knowing you've got it in the bag and making a rough selection for a client. You can worry about the finer points of the colours and tones later.
That's exactly right.
Checking for sharpness is my first priority and it takes WAY too long in bridge, Capture One was a little quicker frame by frame, but only after you had waited a LONG time for
the thumbnails or whatever the hell it was taking forever to do with the raws.
(Capture One lost interest in Canon for a long time and I lost interest in them and went to Bridge. )
What I need to do before worrying about anything else is cut a job down from 1500 - 2500 frames to a couple hundred as quick as possible and send a quick graded set of Jpegs to the client so they can pick the 10 - 40 that they need proper processing and maybe re-touching on.
Generally I only have one day for the entire process or maybe two if the re-touching is really involved.
After that I want the whole job backed up and out of my life for good and would be very unlikely to re-visit it so I don't need it in any library.
I find the grading and final processing is fast enough in Bridge, but loose a lot of time editing.
Nick, thanks again for the insights and links for PM -