I am currently working on a web series where we are shooting in RAW image sequences with a Black Magic Design Ursa Mini 4k. We have a mixed post production environment where the editor is working in Premiere CC on a Mac and I'm doing the final color pass on a PC with Resolve 14, using a Final Cut XML as our intermediary timeline format.
Since the editor's disk space and processing power is limited and he is working in Premiere, working with the native RAW image sequence is not an option. I need to output a proxy that he can use for editing that I can then import back into Resolve. We'd previously been using a manual process with Resolve 12.5 on his computer to convert to a ProRes video, but this process was very slow and inefficient, both in terms of manual effort and in terms of the processing power I have on my systems vs his.
I need to determine a workflow to encode the RAW sequences in to a good proxy option. I'm currently leaning towards DNxHD for the proxy format, but I'm open to any good option for NLE use. Preferably I'm also down-converting to 1080p for editing to give the editor an easier time working with the footage. I'm able to modify the Final Cut XML as necessary to account for format changes even if Resolve can't natively handle the adjustment.