I would like to give a statistic. On an average day, I work with between, 300 and 600GB's of RED RAW data. I verify backup (using check-sumed software), I QC footage for problems, corrupt files, focus, I correct both exposure, and do an amazing color correction (I use a Eizo 232W grading monitor), and transcode to Avid (QC'd in Media Composer 6) or ProRes, plus produce iPad dailies, and upload to a server for cloud delivered dailies.
I do this all day every day, and still have time to speak to my girlfriend, check my email, and shop on Banana Republic online.
This is the most thorough workflow, next to Capture One I've used.
My point is, this is not rocket science, it's easy (but don't tell anyone)
Thanks for your help yesterday. Your great!
Now in reality, at least my reality, there is nothing easy with digital video. The Cinex software is pretty good, gets you close enough for one light dailies, (though there is the apple issue of quicktime gamma that seems to have a mind of it's own).,
but to get to dailies, or a scratch file then go to finish . . . whoa what a difference.
Also shooting different cameras on set is not for the faint of heart.
I personally like Apple Color for finish because I think it's a smart, fairly easy to learn system and the different grading rooms makes sense. Sometimes it's magic, other times it's voodo, but ti does work once you get past the peecee style interface.
Personally I love my R-1's, understand them and they do what I need most of the time. For a lot a work I learned to love the Sony fs100, but I think I'll never love the Scarlet. Some people like the touch screen, some don't, but The Scarlet seems like a work in progress to me.
Sound sampling on review clips is still not enabled, which scares the crap out of you the first time you play back and file and hear nothing.
The touch screen seems to have it's issues to like the camera is kind of overtaxed or waiting for the next firmware upgrade.
RED's a smart company, though they give it less information than the nsa, so nobody I know understands what, when where it's coming out.
I do look forward to the new Sony 4k, but like all things digital, it will take working it in on set to really know.
P.S. I was trying to upload the Scarlet's new firmware and like all things RED the instructions are a little cryptic. Von was on another set but I called him and he talked me through it in 2 minutes.
Big, Big thanks to someone that knows their stuff.