I've just been hired to edit and color an 18 page short that will be shot on a RED. I am not sure which model the DP is bringing to set but I know the director will want him recording the in highest possible quality. I've been running tests on my current machine with some RED footage and it is not adequate for the job, so I'll need a new machine.
I plan to cut in Premiere and round trip through DaVinci for color. I will also be using this machine to cut and color a feature in August (also shot on RED) and another in November. Basically, I'll need something powerful. Having never dealt with RED footage I'm not totally clear on how much horsepower is necessary. Put in my position, with a $4000 budget, what sort of machine would you guys invest in?
Also, while I'm at it I'd like to get a calibrated monitor for the grading. If anyone has opinions in this field as well, please share!
P.S. Any books, articles or websites you guys could recommend for RED workflow would be much appreciated as well.
Edited by Nicholas Lorini, 18 June 2017 - 03:07 PM.