Did my 1st grading session using 9, then finished in Smoke. For the most part, went great. A few oddities though....
--I had to resize aspect on 2 shots. When I conformed in Smoke, ALL of the shots were wide. Went back to Resolve, they were all set to 1.0 aspect. Set them to .83, and the output was fine.....
--When using either FCP Easy setup, the black levels were raised upon export. When using "None", all was fine.
--Importing an XML from Resolve caused Smoke 2012 to crash. Ended up using XML from FCP and all was fine.
Overall, everything was great and client was happy. So I guess that is all that matters....
Sr. Smoke Editor / Compositor / FCP / Resolve
North Avenue Post