My work often involves longer form docos with quite a few hours of footage. From reading the threads, I think I can handle data management and backup out in the field but what is the best approach to reducing the turnaround time for getting footage ready to edit? Mostly at the moment tv is the output medium. I have read somewhere that it it can take more than 6 hours typically per hour to get your red 4k footage ready for editing.
There appear to be a number of solutions but I have no real world experience of any of them (yet! will be putting down a deposit soon).
1. Is Red Rushes the way to go? I have an eight core Mac. How long will it take to transcode say an hour of red 4k to say an hour of HD using Red Rushes using the Mac 8 core?
2. Does shooting in 2K have any advantages from this perspective?
3 What about working directly with the proxy files. Is that faster and importantly does it provide sufficient quality (for tv and specifically to meet broadcaster tech checks for HD) as compared to transcoding initially?
At one level, I suppose I am asking about the viability of using the Red for longer form docos assuming that you have to get the footage ready for editing yourself.
I would really appreciate hearing what people are doing in this area.