I'd expect your colorist to want to work on the individual clips, not one single edited file.
Excuse my ignorance as I am learning this all as quickly as I can but still relatively new to the post side.
Yes my colorist will treat each clip individually but I still have to export the entre timeline since he works on DaVinci. Unless I am confused...when I go to my export and chosxe media I am given the options of what flavor of ProRes (or many other choices) to export the media in. given that my native files are differning codecs and some not ProRes at all I am confused as to my best choice.
I don't want to downgrade my best codecs for something with less color infrmation but by the same token not sure what value is gained by trnascoding 5d footage into ProRes 4444 wrappers?
thanks for your reply
All of those codecs (assuming you have the Samurai set up to record ProRes) are capable of being worked with natively by Resolve.
If it was me doing the colour grade, I wouldn't want them converted to a single codec. I'd want you to do a Project Manage of the timeline, set to trim media with handles, creating new media in a single location. Then I'd want that folder of media and an XML of that timeline to import into Resolve. That way you're giving him trimmed copies of the original media with no further processing or generational loss due to transcoding. Then they'd go through one stage of processing during colour grading and then that's when they'd all be rendered out into a single codec.
that is very informative
This was a possibilty I was ignorant of
I will try to investigate further to fully understand
You could also export an EDL for use in a Resolve Suite and allow Resolve to conform it. (with handles if necessary)