Hi RED heads!
I will be working on a big commercial campaign in April and need some advice.
We will be shooting for 16 days over the course of 3 weeks. Possibly 1 Epic and 2 Scarlets for A-Unit, and 1 Scarlet for B-Unit. We will be filming interviews and also documentary style shooting following around people. Obviously we will be shooting a lot of footage and downloading a lot of data and will be in a foreign country and wanted to know a good and efficient workflow for media management, transcoding, and archival (We are looking into RAID storage, and possibly an LTO backup)
My initial thoughts are to look into having 2-3 Thunderbolt 2TB drives on set to download the day's footage and then back it up to a RAID storage back at our base camp and then reformat and re-use the Thunderbolt drives the next day. Does this sound like a feasible and efficient workflow for backups?
The producer also wants me to look into options for wireless playback for the director and also possibly the client monitor. He mentioned it would be great if the director could watch playback from an iPad, but I'm not sure if the technology is there yet. I was thinking of using a TVLogic 5.6" on-board monitor with SDI as the director's monitor and attach some sort of wireless transmitter from the RED cameras.
If anyone has any advice or good ideas for this, I would GREATLY appreciate it. Thanks!