you can use adobe cinema dng importer (for adobe premiere cs 5.5 but it works with cs6 too) for import your cdng sequences in premiere. After you edit your movie, you can import xml and conform your sequence in Resolve then grading and finally render.
where do i download this importer?
so this workflow is RAW>>ACDI>>premiere>>resolve?
there's no use of proxy files?
this seems like an easier way as i dont have to do no goofy roundtripping.
I don't know how you are white balancing in ACR?, but if there is a reliable reference white in the frame then you can use the picker tool at the top.
My white balance is a more involved process. I try to take an image of a dedicated white card/grey card. I am only using one of the cheaper ones, but they seem to be as accurate as I need them to be.
I will usually take a normal shot of the white card (as a photo)in the light conditions that I am in and then use that for the following videos in that light by saving the white balance collected from that image (as a preset).
in ACR, i change "As shot" to "Auto".
it does a fantastic job of white balancing.
unless there's a more "pro" manual route.
Also I try to get a white balance for every single shot but that can just be too time consuming and frankly it's not something you can do for every single shot, every time.
in my last shoot, we used a calibration target in conjunction with the slate for every take in a scene.
the calibration target was used to denoise footage in post. (i used neatvideo to denoise the footage).
obviously using the target for every take would be a pain in the ass, but we soon learned that using the target only on the first set of takes in a new scene was sufficient.
we only used the target in a new scene. not necessarily all takes of the same scene.
hope i explained it clearly.
edit:in new scene, i meant not new camera angle, i mean new physical scene (i.e., outdoors to indoor, or other room)