Hey All, I am working with a startup that is going to be doing finishing/di/color grading for INDIE films, the facility is built around the Quantel 4k Pablo.
We also have a Kona3 that is going to be used for conforming RED media to then be moved over to the Quantel. Few things...
The Pablo can do 4k, but the storage is a big issue, so it is more advantageous to do grading/filmout in 2k.
If you are going to film out with the 2k or take it to HD, doesn't down-converting to 2k DPX make sense?? 2k is totally adequate when doing 35mm film out. The latitude will be fine, and we'll be able to media manage a lot better.
4k Acquisition makes sense, but finishing at 2k make just as much sense right??
I have a million things to figure out, but I would love to talk to anyone, since there are only like 3 Pablo iQ's on the west coast, gonna take the RED workflow through its faces soon..
Would love to get a discussion going..