The client is in another state. That's the reason why we're doing it the hard way. Trust me, I prefer the direct way; from the source.
I've never dealt with REDCODE workflow. I take it that I'm tackling very large files. What are the pros and cons? What should I be aware of? Since I'm working from a long distance is there a better way than Dropbox?
There is no "best." There are different workflows for different delivery types. How will you be mastering and delivering? HDCAM SR? YouTube? Film out?
Now...caveat...I have only done two RED projects, and I stayed in ProRes HQ throughout. INGEST...edit...color correct in Color...output. Many people will reconnect to the RED RAW files...people will use various RED Tools to convert the files for use in FCP or Avid. SO MANY things to do...