I want your opinion about which is best to buy, Red rocket or a fast RAID storage in a situation in which I don't have money for both.
Maybe a silly question, why would you need a Rocket if you can't grade (don't need to) in native 4k resolution, since as far as I know at the moment only Scratch can take advantave of both native R3D grading accelerated by Rocket.
Wouldn't I be better of buying a fast RAID storage which gives me 600-700mb/s + read write speeds ? Wouldn't this also allow me to view full 4K playback in Redcine-X or other programs which work natively with red files ?
Would using a Rocket and outputting DPXs or TIFFS be slower if I don't have a fast storage which can handle all that amount of data ?
Ultimaltely what makes this whole process so speed hungry regarding storage speed ? I thought the codec is around 42 MB/s for the highest setting. A decent SATA drive easily tops that ? Is that during the debayering process file sizes increase exponentially ?
Would using an alternative codec like Cineform also spare me from owning a Rocket ? As far as i know Cineform preservs the RAW data but keeps the low data rates.