I've hit several roadblocks getting red footage rendered on a student film (starting with my PC hating red, then my school, then a render farm that needed several thousand to transcode 3 hours of 24p 4k into ProRes 422.)
Now I'm looking at renting a Mac Pro loaded with FCP, with the minimum rental period of a month. Which seems like it's going to work, but it's still right around $1k to do plus driving 3 hours to grab the computer. So, does anyone know of a company that transcodes footage?
Or anyone willing to be a good friend for a fee?