I only used FCPX very briefly and hated it, so cant really comment on its Resolve integration... Looking at this http://forum.blackmagicdesign.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=14203 are you using resolve 9 or 10? It seems that 10 may work, or it may be a case of having to change the audio sample rate.
Alternatively it looks like neat video is available as an OFX plugin which means that it should work inside Resolve 10 (Neat 3.5 says it has experimental Resolve 10 support) - that might help out with your workflow?
If you're still having issues, and depending on the complexity of your edit (this wouldn't work if you have a load of layered video) and the speed of your computer, it might be easier just editing everything and adding fx (including your noise reduction) and exporting to prores 422, import to Resolve, use scene detection, grade and export your final piece from there.
It isn't going to be as smooth as FCP 7 + Color was, or like Premiere to Speedgrade is because you're using programs from different companies, but Resolve does (imo) give you more powerful and intuitive tools to work with than either of those alternatives - the nodal system is fantastic for flexibility and for going over work with clients (its very east to show them exactly what each node is doing so they can give you detailed feedback on what works for them).
Editing everything out of camera also depends to a certain extent on what you're shooting - I used to shoot documentary-style stuff where we'd have a far higher rushes to final material ration than you might get from fiction. Often we'd have 25+ times as much raw material as finished film - and had we graded everything out of camera we would have spent about 25x as long grading all the material we didn't end up using.
In fairness a lot of that stuff was just corrected within Media Composer because it was pre-Color and affordable dedicated grading tools - back then Media Composer was about £3.5K and Symphony, which had some better colour specific tools was a lot more. The tools we have for grading now are seriously amazing compared to what we were using 10 years ago... Anyway, hope some of this ramble is vaguely useful.
Hey, thank you for all the insight and help!!!
I didn't know what OFX was...I'll look into that. That indeed would work VERY well for me I think.
I've been playing with the Resolve 10 betas, and just downloaded and installed the final release version of 10...but I've not fired it up to try it yet. That will most likely be my weekend project (now that I will finally have a weekend to myself with no visitors and no shoots scheduled).
I will take your suggestions and try a couple of scenarios and see what works for me. I'll try to report back to this thread my results...since others might find it useful too if using these combinations.
Again...THANK YOU very much for all your help here!! I may have found the pieces I was looking for on how to get this workflow to work.
Do you use Premier as your NLE? I've purchased the Adobe CS6 Production Premium suite...and was thinking of trying to learn Premier too.
Do you find roundtripping with Premier and Resolve to work fairly straightforward? Can you give me a quick rundown of your workflow?