One of the BIG issues for us with the Red workflow at the moment is the time taken to convert from REDCODE™ RAW (.R3D) files to something workable in FCP, such as Pro Res.
90% of what we plan to shoot with Red will be for HD broadcast output at 1080 25p and as it stands the workflow is simply NOT practical.
This has started me thinking....now we know that the Red team are capable of miracles of biblical proportions, so would it be possible to come up with a "Red Box" that could take our .R3D files and transcode these into our preferred file format and output these in real-time or certainly at a MUCH faster rate than the present workflow allows? For us personally, 1080p output would be fantastic.
I know that Jim and the team have a few BIG surprises up their sleeves for NAB and I do recall hearing about a 4K playback system and I'm wondering if this is something that they have already thought of for this device?
Anyone care to chip in with this? Surely with all the technology we have around today this could be achievable?