@FishyAl it's an Epic-w. I had planned on getting a Scarlet-w, but ended up taking advantage of the $10K discount that Red offered to its preorder customers.
I've been using RedCine to transcode my 8K footage into other codecs on my Razer Blade Stealth... Kaby Lake, no dedicated GPU right now, though I plan to add one via Razer Core eventually.
Hi, OP here, thanks for the vivid discussion. Hope HF will achieve some kind of mechanism to speed up editing in low-end machines.
And using Quick Sync in the Trimmer is possible, not?