I wanted to guage opinion as to setups and requirements for rental. I may place my Red with an existing rental house to get it earning and still allow me to shoot my work on it (and they have all the accessories).
My question: Do you think part of the service that is offered with the camera is a MacPro back at the rental house that can convert the RAW files into editable files, offloading to drives that the client buy as part of the job?
As a DP the question other dps ask me a lot is will they get cut out of the loop with digital cameras, yet I think the DP is the perfect person to do the RAW transfer or at least supervise it. But would they want to spend the time doing this after a shoot? I personally would straight away, but if it was the next day it could mess the rental house around.
It occurs to me that part of the service for this camera is making sure that client's hands are held through the RAW-file output process so that they can get on with their edits.
Or will Redcine be more available than this? Can we shoot RAW, get the loader to transfer on set to back ups and walk away leaving the rest to the client?
I ask this since I would prefer to set up a facility myself and offer the complete service as part of the hire, but if I can only afford to put the camera in an existing rental house am I dooming the RED experience to be incomplete and frustrating for clients?