Thanks. I never downloaded DPP because I usually use LR4 for RAW conversion. I just downloaded DPP and the free version of Noiseware Community. I will try your workflow, hopefully this weekend. I'm also going to update the 7D firmware this weekend. My memory cards do need updated. My SD cards for the T2i are 45mb, and the CF cards for the 7D are Lexar and are the 800x.
I had no idea that in-camera settings such as contrast, sharpness, etc.... had any affect on RAW. I thought those just affected the JPEGS & the RAWs where universal regardless. It has kinda been a moot point when it comes to me shooting RAW. I usually only shot RAW when I've done landscapes/cityscapes so I could print large, usually 20x30 sometimes 40x60. Almost all of these images were daylight shots on tripods so my ISO was usually 100-200 and JPEGS probably would suffice. Saving for a new camera and was about to get the 80D but there is a rumor of a 6D MII. If the new 6D has a better FPS than the old one, it will be my choice.
Another thing I have to deal with is deadlines. I really don't have much time to download, edit, and transmit images after I get home. Most of the guys shooting for larger news outlets have to send images (for example a football game) after the 1st quarter, halftime, 3rd quarter, and final. I'm glad I don't have those deadlines. If you are in the media room editing you are missing a lot of action, sometimes significant plays. The guy who cover local sports for USA TODAY has to cover both teams, not just the home team. He busts his ASS!
Thanks for the help.