Red.com Redmag 1.8' SSD System Specifications

RED EPIC
OPERATION GUIDE
EPIC-M & EPIC-X / BUILD V4.0
RED.COM
RED EPIC OPERATION GUIDE
TABLE OF CONTENTS
DISCLAIMER
COPYRIGHT NOTICE
TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER
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COMPLIANCE
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INDUSTRIAL CANADA
EMISSION COMPLIANCE
STATEMENTS
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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS
COMMISSION (FCC)
STATEMENT
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AUSTRALIA AND NEW
ZEALAND STATEMENT
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JAPAN STATEMENTS
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EUROPEAN
UNION COMPLIANCE
STATEMENTS
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BEFORE YOU START
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IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
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READ BEFORE USING YOUR
CAMERA
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THEORY OF OPERATION 13
MYSTERIUM X ® SENSOR
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IMAGE PROCESSING
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HDRX™
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MAGIC MOTION™
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AUDIO RECORDING
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MICROPHONE LEVEL ANALOG
INPUTS
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LINE LEVEL ANALOG INPUTS
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VIDEO MONITORING OUTPUTS
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BOMB EVF
RED TOUCH LCD
HD-SDI
HDMI
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REDMOTE
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DIGITAL MAGAZINE (MEDIA) 18
®
METADATA
CLIP NAMING CONVENTIONS
SMPTE TIMECODE
POWER CONSUMPTION
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CAMERA OPERATIONAL
CONTROLS
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BRAIN
SIDE SSD MODULE
SIDE HANDLE
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TOP
FRONT
REAR
INSTALLATION / REMOVAL
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DSMC MODULES
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ATTACH POWER SOURCE
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BATTERY
QUAD BATTERY MODULE
RED BRICK
DC POWER
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POWER UP
PREPARING TO RECORD
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CONNECT AND FORMAT MEDIA
PERFORM A BLACK SHADING
CALIBRATION
ADJUST PROJECT SETTINGS
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RECORDING
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PRO I/O MODULE
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REAR SSD MODULE
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QUAD BATTERY MODULE
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DUAL BATTERY MODULE
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MODULE INSTALLATION / REMOVAL
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RECORD INDICATOR
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PLAYBACK
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ADJUSTMENTS
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REDMOTE
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NAVIGATION GROUP
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BASIC SETTING ADJUSTMENTS
ADVANCED SETTING MENUS
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DISPLAYS
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MENU CONTROLS
MAIN MENU
BOMB EVF AND BOMB EVF (OLED)
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TOUCHSCREEN LCD
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BASIC OPERATION
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POWER SOURCES
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SIDE HANDLE
QUAD BATTERY MODULE
REDVOLT AND REDVOLT XL
BACKPACK QUICKPLATE
AC POWER ADAPTOR - (DSMC)
EXTERNAL DC POWER
POWER UP
POWER DOWN
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GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE
AND NAVIGATION
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FPS
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VARISPEED
BASIC SETTINGS
ADVANCED SETTINGS
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ISO (SENSITIVITY)
F STOP
EXPOSURE
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BASIC SETTINGS
ADVANCED SETTINGS
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WHITE BALANCE
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BASIC SETTINGS
ADVANCED SETTINGS
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RESOLUTION
REDCODE
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SECONDARY MENUS
NAVIGATING MENUS
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USING TOUCHSCREEN LCD 53
FIRST TIME USE –
SETTING UP YOUR RED
EPIC
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REDCODE OPTIONS FOR VARIOUS
FRAME RATES
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RED LCD/TOUCHSCREEN LCD,
BOMB EVF, EXTERNAL MONITORS45
SIDE HANDLE
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REDMOTE
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TOUCHSCREEN SHORTCUTS
ACCESSING SOFT KEYS
POWER DOWN
LOCK / UNLOCK TOUCHSCREEN
OPRERATION
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HDR MENU
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HDR ON / OFF
STOPS
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FOCUS MENU
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MODE
ZONES
ENHANCED A/F
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LENS INFORMATION DISPLAY
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RED DSMC TI PL MOUNT + LENS 91
DSMC CANON MOUNT + LENS
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EXPOSURE MENU
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CAMERA BRAIN FRONT
CAMERA PRESETS
LOOKS PRESETS
AUTO PRESETS
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MIC-1, MIC-2 (MICROPHONE AUDIO)
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CONTROLS
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OPERATION
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CAMERA BRAIN REAR
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MEDIA MENU
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SELECT MEDIA
FORMAT MEDIA
EJECT MEDIA
UTILITIES
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HD-SDI
HEADPHONE
SYNC (VIDEO SYNC)
CTRL (RS232 CONTROL)
GIG-E (ETHERNET)
DC IN (POWER INPUT)
HDMI OUT
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DOCKING AND UNDOCKING
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POWER UP / DOWN
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RECORDING
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ACCESSING CAMERA CONTROLS /
SETTINGS
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ADVANCED OPERATION: REDMOTE
MENUS
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SIDE SSD MODULE
REDMOTE
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SETTINGS MENU
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DISPLAY
LOOK
PROJECT
SYSTEM STATUS
AUDIO
RECORDING
SETUP
MAINTENANCE
PLAYBACK
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POWER
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POWER STATUS
SHUTDOWN
POWER OUT
POWER SAVE
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APPENDIX A:
UPGRADING CAMERA
FIRMWARE
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VERIFY CURRENT CAMERA
FIRMWARE
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UPGRADE PROCEDURE
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RESTORE DEFAULT FACTORY
SETTINGS
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APPENDIX B: MANAGING
DIGITAL MEDIA
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MEDIA
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FORMATTING MEDIA
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MEDIA CAPACITY REMAINING
STATUS
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EJECT MEDIA FROM CAMERA
(UNMOUNT)
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USING REDMOTE / TOUCHSCREEN
LCD
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USING SIDE HANDLE
169
USING SIDE SSD
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COPYING MEDIA
ERASING MEDIA
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MACINTOSH OS X
WINDOWS
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APPENDIX C: INPUT /
OUTPUT CONNECTORS 171
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APPENDIX D:
SUPPORTED LENSES
DSMC CANON MOUNT
ELECTRONICALLY
SUPPORTED LENSES
DSMC NIKON MOUNT
ELECTRONICALLY
SUPPORTED LENSES
DSMC LEICA-M MOUNT
LENSES
APPENDIX E: AUDIO
SUBSYSTEM
INFORMATION
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DISPLAY
PRESETS MENU
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AUDIO FORMAT
CHANNEL SETUP
SOURCE SELECTION
CHANNEL MODES
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BALANCED MICROPHONE
UNBALANCED MICROPHONE
LINE IN 0 DBU
LINE IN 0 VU
PHANTOM POWER
LIMITER
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AUDIO RECORDING
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PEAK METER
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DATA PATH
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HD-SDI/HDMI EMBEDDED
AUDIO
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AUDIO DURING PLAYBACK 190
APPENDIX F: DEFAULT
KEY FUNCTIONS
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APPENDIX G: REDMOTE
OPERATION
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INTERNAL BATTERY
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CHARGE STATUS
BATTERY LIFE
CHARGING
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UPGRADE REDMOTE
FIRMWARE
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UPGRADE REDMOTE THROUGH
DSMC
211
UPGRADE REDMOTE (MACINTOSH)
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UPGRADE REDMOTE (WINDOWS)
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APPENDIX H: 3D SETUP
/ OPERATION
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OVERVIEW
CAMERA SETUP
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MASTER CAMERA
SLAVE CAMERA
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CLIP NAMING CONVENTIONS
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REEL NO. / SLATE (CAMERA ID) /
CAMERA POSITION
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CONNECTING CAMERAS
OPERATION
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CHANGING SETTINGS
RECORDING
POWER DOWN
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APPENDIX I: EXPOSURE
– USING FALSE COLOR
AND ISO
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UNDEREXPOSURE (~ 2 STOPS)
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OVEREXPOSURE (~ 2 STOPS)
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APPROPRIATE EXPOSURE 233
ADJUSTING THE ISO RATING
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APPENDIX J: POSTPRODUCTION
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CONTROL, CONNECTORS AND
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MONITORING
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REDCINE-X ® PRO
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APPENDIX K:
MAINTENANCE
CLEANING
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CAMERA AND ACCESSORY
EXTERIOR SURFACES
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BRAIN
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LCD SCREEN (TOUCHSCREEN /
NON-TOUCHSCREEN)
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EVF
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REDMOTE SCREEN
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LENSES
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SIDE HANDLE LCD
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BACK FOCUS ADJUSTMENT
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APPENDIX L:
TROUBLESHOOTING
SPECIFICATIONS
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NO MEDIA ATTACHED
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RECORDING HALTED:
RECORD ERROR - SHUTDOWN
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PRESET COULD NOT BE
APPLIED
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CAMERA CANNOT BE PAIRED
TO REDMOTE
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CANNOT SEE MENUS ON LCD
TOUCH SCREEN
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CAMERA BRAIN DIMENSIONS
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FRONT VIEW
SIDE VIEW
TOP VIEW
BOTTOM VIEW
BACK VIEW
APPENDIX N:
RESOLUTION CHART
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APPENDIX M:
TECHNICAL
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DISCLAIMER
RED ® has made every effort to provide clear and accurate information in this Operation Guide, which is
provided solely for the user’s information. While thought to be accurate, the information in this document is
provided strictly “as is” and RED will not be held responsible for issues arising from typographical errors or
user’s interpretation of the language used herein that is different from that intended by RED. All safety and
general information is subject to change as a result of changes in local, federal or other applicable laws.
RED reserves the right to revise this Operation Guide and make changes from time to time in the content
hereof without obligation to notify any person of such revisions or changes. In no event shall RED, its
employees or authorized agents be liable to you for any damages or losses, direct or indirect, arising from
the use of any technical or operational information contained in this document.
For comments or questions specifically about the Operations Guide content, please send a detailed
message to OpsGuides@red.com.
COPYRIGHT NOTICE
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All trademarks, trade names, logos, icons, images, written material, code, and product names used in
association with the accompanying product are the copyrights, trademarks or other intellectual property
owned and controlled exclusively by Red.com, Inc.
TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER
All other company, brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective
holders. RED has no affiliation to, is not associated or sponsored with, and has no express rights in thirdparty trademarks. MAC ® and QuickTime ® are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc. Intel ® is the registered
trademark of Intel Corporation. Windows ® , Microsoft Windows ® and Windows Vista ® are the registered
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. AVID ® is a registered trademark of Avid Technology, Inc. NUKE is a
trademark of The Foundry Visionmongers Ltd. Torx ® is a registered trademark of Textron, Inc. Canon ® and
EOS ® are registered trademarks of Canon Kabushiki Kaisha Corporation.
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COMPLIANCE
INDUSTRIAL CANADA EMISSION COMPLIANCE
STATEMENTS
This device complies with Industry Canada license-exempt RSS standards RSS 139 and RSS 210. Operation
is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device
must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Le présent appareil est conforme aux CNR d'Industrie Canada applicables aux appareils radio exempts de
licence. L'exploitation est autorisée aux deux conditions suivantes : (1) l'appareil ne doit pas produire de
brouillage, et (2) l'utilisateur de l'appareil doit accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique subi, même si le
brouillage est susceptible d'en compromettre le fonctionnement.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)
STATEMENT
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there
is no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
In order to maintain compliance with FCC regulations, shielded cables must be used with this equipment.
Operation with non-approved equipment or unshielded cables is likely to result in interference to radio and
TV reception. The user is cautioned that changes and modifications made to the equipment without the
approval of manufacturer could void the users authority to operate this equipment.
Note: This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules
Operations subjected to the following two conditions (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including that may cause undesirable interference.
Caution: Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation.
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The device shall be used in such a manner that the potential for human contact is minimized
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This
equipment should be installed and operated with a minimum distance of 20cm between the radiator and your
body.
Caution: Regulations of the FCC and FAA prohibit airborne operation of radio-frequency wireless devices
because there signals could interfere with critical aircraft instruments.
Caution: If the device is changes or modified without permission from RED, the user may void his or her
authority to operate the equipment.
AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND STATEMENT
RED declares that the radio equipment described in this document comply with the following international
standards.
IEC 60065 - Product Safety
ETSI EN 300 328 - Technical requirement for radio equipment
RED declares digital devices described in this document comply with the following Australian and New
Zealand standards.
AS/NZS CISPR 22 – Electromagnetic Interference
AS/NZS 61000.3.2– Power Line Harmonics
AS/NZS 61000.3.3 – Power Line Flicker
JAPAN STATEMENTS
This is a Class B product based on the standard of the Voluntary Control Council for
Interference (VCCI) for information technology equipment. If this equipment is used near a
radio or television receiver in a domestic environment, it may cause radio interference. Install
and use the equipment according to the instruction manual.
EUROPEAN UNION COMPLIANCE STATEMENTS
RED declares that the radio equipment described in this document comply with the
R&TTE Directive (1999/5/EC) issued by the Commission of the European Community.
Compliance with this directive implies conformity to the following European Norms (in
brackets are the equivalent international standards).
EN 60065 (IEC 60065) – Product Safety
ETSI EN 300 328 Technical requirement for radio equipment
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ETSI EN 301 489 General EMC requirements for radio equipment .
Information
Products with the CE marking comply with the EMC Directive (2004/108/EC) and the Low Voltage Directive
(2006/95/EC) issued by the Commission of the European Community. Compliance with these directives
implies conformity to the following European Product Family Standards.
EN 55022 (CISPR 22) – Electromagnetic Interference
EN 55024-1 (CISPR 24) – Electromagnetic Immunity
EN 61000-3-2 (IEC610000-3-2) – Power Line Harmonics
EN 61000-3-3 (IEC610000) – Power Line Flicker
EN 60065 (IEC60065) – Product Safety
Usage Restrictions for Products that Incorporate REDlink
Products that fall into this category are denoted by inclusion of the Class 2 identifier symbol (exclamation
mark in a circle) accompanying the CE Mark on the products regulatory label, example below:
France
Usage Restrictions - Geographic Area Where Restriction Applies : France
For mainland France
2.400 - 2.4835 GHz (Channels 1-16) authorized for indoor use
2.400 -2.454 GHz (Channels 1-10) authorized for outdoor use
Restrictions d'utilisation - Zone géographique où les restrictions s'appliquent : France
Pour la France métropolitaine
2.400 - 2.4835 GHz (Canaux 1 à 16) autorisé en usage intérieur
2.400 -2.454 GHz (canaux 1 à 10) autorisé en usage extérieur
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Norway
This subsection does not apply for the geographical area within a radius of 20 km from the centre of NyÅlesund
Dette gjelder ikke for det geografiske området innenfor en radius av 20 km fra sentrum av Ny-Ålesund
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) mark applies only to countries within
the European Union (EU) and Norway. This symbol on the product and accompanying
documents means that used electrical and electronic products should not be mixed with
general household waste. For proper treatment, recovery and recycling, please take this
product to designated collection points where it will be accepted free of charge. Alternatively,
in some countries you may be able to return your products to your local retailer upon
purchase of an equivalent new product.
Disposing of this product correctly will help save valuable resources and prevent any potential negative
effects on human health and the environment, which could otherwise arise from inappropriate waste
handling. Please contact your local authority for further details of your nearest designated collection point.
Penalties may be applicable for incorrect disposal of this waste, in accordance with you national legislation.
For business users in the European Union, if you wish to discard electrical and electronic equipment, please
contact your dealer or supplier for further information.
Responsible party:
RED Digital Cinema ®
34 Parker
Irvine, CA 92618
USA
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BEFORE YOU START
Congratulations on your purchase of a RED DSMC ® Digital Still and Motion Camera.
Please read the attached safety instructions, and only then unpack the camera body and any accessories. If
there is any physical damage or missing components for either your camera body or any accessories, please
file a support ticket at www.RED.com/support.
RED EPIC Digital
Still and Motion
Camera
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ BEFORE USING YOUR CAMERA
A. Heed all cautions and warnings in these instructions.
B. Read these instructions before operating the camera and accessories.
C. Follow these instructions while operating the camera and accessories.
D. Keep these instructions with the camera and accessories at all times.
E. DO NOT attempt to modify, dismantle or open your camera, lens or other accessory as doing so may
expose you to electric shock and serious injury. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Alteration or
repairs made to the camera, lens or other accessory, except by a RED authorized service facility, will
void the Limited Warranty. Users are not permitted to make design changes or otherwise modify the
operation of the camera, lenses or other accessories, without the express written approval of RED
DIGITAL CINEMA.
F. Only use attachments/accessories specified by RED.
G. Install camera and accessories in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
H. Avoid imaging of laser beams as they may cause damage to the sensor.
I.
DO NOT use the camera or accessories near water. Avoid exposing your camera to moisture. The unit is
not waterproof, so contact with water could cause permanent damage to the unit as well as electric
shock and serious injury to the user. DO NOT use the camera in the rain or under other conditions with
high moisture without appropriate protection, and immediately remove power source if camera or
accessories are exposed to moisture.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose the camera or accessories to rain or
moisture.
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J. DO NOT expose your camera to excessive vibration or impact (shock). Be careful not to drop your
camera. Internal mechanisms may be damaged by severe shock. Mechanical alignment of optical
elements may be affected by excessive vibration.
K. ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE: The use of devices using radio or other communication waves
may result in the malfunction or interference with the unit and/or with audio and video signals.
L. Clean only using a dry cloth. When cleaning your camera, remember that it is not waterproof and
moisture can damage electronic circuitry. DO NOT rinse or immerse any element of the camera, lens or
other accessory, keep them dry at all times. DO NOT use soaps, detergents, ammonia, alkaline cleaners,
and abrasive cleaning compounds or solvents. These substances may damage lens coatings and
electronic circuitry.
M. Maintain sufficient ventilation - DO NOT block any ventilation openings or obstruct cooling fan airflow.
CAUTION: Proper camera ventilation requires a minimum 1/2” (1,25cm) clearance between the camera
ventilation openings and external surfaces. Verify that objects that can block the fan intake and exhaust
ports do not impede airflow. Failure to permit adequate airflow may result in overheating of the camera,
degraded operation and in extreme situations, damage to the camera.
N. DO NOT operate or store near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or any other
apparatus that produce heat. Store in a protected, level and ventilated place. Avoid exposure to
temperature extremes, damp, severe vibration, strong magnetic fields, direct sunlight or local heat
sources during storage. Remove any batteries from the camera before storage. Recommended storage
and usage temperatures for your camera, lenses and other accessories are:
•
Operating range: 0°C to +40°C (32°F to 104°F)
•
Storage range: -20°C to +50°C (-4°F to 122°F)
If there are any performance issues with your camera or accessories when operating within this
temperature range, please file a support ticket on www.RED.com/support.
O. The Side Handle, Side SSD Module, Rear Modules and Lens Mount are NOT HOT SWAPPABLE –
meaning you cannot remove or install them while the camera is powered on. Before installing or
removing any of these accessories, you MUST power down the camera. Failure to do so may result in
damage to the accessory and / or camera brain that will not be covered under warranty.
P. Do not bypass the third prong of the grounding-type plug on the power cord of the AC Power Adapter. A
grounding-type plug has two blades and a third “grounding” prong. The third prong is provided for your
safety. A grounding-type plug shall be connected to an outlet with a protective earthen connection. If the
grounding-type plug does not fit into your outlet, do not attempt to modify the plug or outlet, consult a
qualified electrician.
Q. Protect all power cords from being pinched, walked on or driven over by a vehicle. Replace any power
cords suspected of sustaining damage due to crushing or other forms physical damage.
CAUTION: The power cord plug for the AC Power Adapter is used as the power disconnect. To disconnect
all power from the AC Power Adapter, unplug the power cord plug from the wall outlet. During use, the
power cord plug should remain easily accessible at all times.
R. Lithium Ion batteries may be subject to special handling requirements pursuant to federal and local laws.
Please refer to specific shipping instructions included with your battery regarding proper transport of
your battery. Do not handle your battery if it is damaged or leaking. Disposal of batteries must be in
accordance with local environmental regulations. For example, California law requires that all
rechargeable batteries must be recycled by an authorized recycle center. Storing batteries fully charged
or in high temperature, conditions may permanently reduce the life of the battery. Available battery
capacity may also be temporarily lessened after storage in low temperature conditions.
WARNING: Do not expose the battery to excessive heat.
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WARNING: Danger of explosion if an incorrect battery is charged with the RED Charger or is used to power
the camera and accessories. Replace only with the same or equivalent type battery.
CAUTION: Refer all service and repair to qualified RED service personnel. To reduce the risk of electric
shock, and damage to the camera or accessories, DO NOT attempt to perform any servicing other than any
procedures that are recommended in the operating instructions.
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THEORY OF OPERATION
The RED family of Digital Still and Motion Cameras (DSMC) provide high performance digital imaging over a
wide range of frame rates and optical formats including Super 35mm / APS-H. The RED DSMC camera is
supplied as standard with a PL mount, and may be configured with mounts and 19 mm rods to
accommodate most cinematography lenses, matte boxes and follow focus systems. Adaptors for 15mm
offset studio and 15mm lightweight rods are also available.
In addition to compatibility with the majority of existing PL mount cinematography lenses; a select range of
Super 35mm PL mount prime and zoom lenses are available from RED.
Other lens mounts, including the DSMC Canon mount are available, permitting the use of Canon EF and EFS photographic lenses. The Canon mount can report lens iris, focus and zoom data when mated to an
appropriate lens. In addition, iris and manual or auto-focus settings may be controlled from the camera.
Lens mounts may be exchanged in the field, however it is highly recommended that this be performed in a
dust-free environment, as the optical path will be exposed to the elements during this process.
A B4 mount to PL mount adaptor is also available to permit use of 2/3” HD broadcast lenses on the RED
DSMC camera. The optical coverage it provides is approximately equivalent to 16mm, hence the maximum
recording resolution operating with a B4 mount 2/3” lens is 2K (2048 x 1152 pixels) progressive scan.
MYSTERIUM X ® SENSOR
The MYSTERIUM X sensor has been specifically designed for use with the RED DSMC camera, and provides
variable frame rate imaging at up to 120fps at 5K resolution, and up to 240 fps at 2K resolution.
Native color balance for the MYSTERIUM X sensor is 5,000 KELVIN, but it may be electronically
compensated for any color temperature in the range 1,700 to 10,000 KELVIN. White balance preset values
include Tungsten (3200K) and Daylight (5600K) light sources. The camera may also calculate a color
neutralizing White Balance value on demand by imaging on a standard white or 18% grey card.
The MYSTERIUM X sensor includes high precision analog to digital conversion, capable of delivering up to
13.5 stops of dynamic range with daylight light sources over a camera sensitivity rating of 320-800 ISO. In
HDR mode, dynamic range can be extended to approximately 18 stops.
IMAGE PROCESSING
The digital image received from the sensor is formatted as a pixel defect corrected (but in all other aspects
unprocessed) 12-bit, 14-bit or 16-bit per pixel RAW data frame.
Each RAW frame or sequence of RAW frames in a clip is compressed using proprietary wavelet based
REDCODE ® RAW compression, then stored to a digital media Magazine such as REDMAG™ 1.8” SSD.
When recorded, the RAW data is independent of any RGB domain color processing such as ISO, White
Balance or other RGB color space adjustments made by the camera operator. These parameters are saved
with the RAW data as reference METADATA; i.e. color is not burned into the recorded RAW data.
This recording technique permits RGB color processing choices to be deferred to post-production or to be
adjusted in the field to help a director visualize alternative color treatments, without affecting the recorded
RAW data’s image quality or dynamic range.
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The camera’s monitoring path converts RAW sensor data to a white balanced 12-bit depth 2048 x 1080 pixel
RGB 4:4:4 video signal. This signal may be modified using ISO, White Balance or other RGB color space
adjustments as desired by the operator, and is then scaled and gamma corrected to provide VIEWFINDER,
HD-SDI and HDMI monitor outputs at 10-bit depth in 4:2:2 YCC or 8-bit depth in 4:4:4 RGB.
Frame guides and other camera data may be added as desired by the user to one or more of the outputs.
NOTE: The supplied REDCINE-X® PRO application software can create and export .RMD “color look” files
which may then be imported as camera monitor path color processing PRESETs. This information is stored
as reference metadata, so that this color processing choice can be the default value used in Postproduction. Refer to SECONDARY MENUS > PRESETS for details how to import and apply .RMD file
metadata.
HDRX™
HDRx is an option for extending dynamic range up to 6 stops over the base Dynamic Range offered by the
camera. When enabled HDRx simultaneously shoots two images of identical resolution and frame rate - a
normally exposed primary track (A-track), and an underexposed secondary track (X-track) whose exposure
value reflects the additional stops of highlight protection desired.
For example, if you select an HDR value of +2 and your primary track exposure is 1/48th sec, the secondary
track exposure will be 2 stops under, or 1/192 sec. The ISO and Aperture remain the same for both
exposures.
During acquisition and recording, the two tracks are "motion-conjoined", meaning there is no gap in time
between the two exposures. This is very important to note because if they were traditional alternating
exposures, there would be a time gap between the two tracks that would show up as an undesirable motion
artifact. Both tracks (A & X) are stored in a single .R3D ® file.
Since there are two exposures in HDRx mode, the camera is recording double the amount of frames each
second. For example, when shooting at 24fps, the camera is recording two 24fps tracks, which is the data
rate equivalent of 48fps; however after combining the A and X tracks in post-production you will see only
one 24fps blended image sequence.
HDRx provides multiple options for exploitation in post-production.
Blend the two tracks in post tools like REDCINE-X, Storm or any other application that supports the SDK to
create Magic Motion™. This blending of the two tracks comes with a slider so you can decide just how much
of each track you want to use. A preview window shows you the combined result of your selection, or you
can view each track individually.
Combine the two tracks using MNMB (More Normal Motion Blur). MNMB is designed to emulate the motion
of a traditional camera with full motion blur. This is a tool created by The Foundry that uses a new motion
estimation algorithm designed specifically for HDRx. The shorter exposure (sharper image) is blended to
match the motion blur of the normal exposure. Again, a preview window shows the combined result of your
selection, or you can view each track individually.
Use the X-track data for motion tracking, then combine the X-track with the A-track, or just motion stabilize
the A-track using the motion analysis data extracted from the X-track.
Exporting to EXR file format will give you a multi-view EXR with both exposures (like a stereo EXR).
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NOTE: If you ignore the X-track data, you will have a standard exposure with up to 13.5 stops of dynamic
range just as if you had not enabled HDRx. For this reason, we encourage the A-track exposure to be
"normal" as it provides the most options. If you are tempted to shoot "over-under", you are then fully
committed to using HDRx and your post-production options are reduced.
NOTE: When recording in HDRx mode the camera records twice as many frames per second so the
maximum frame rate or minimum REDCODE ratio, and the maximum record time on your media will be cut in
half.
NOTE: HDRx mode can be used with sensor syncing.
MAGIC MOTION™
Shooting at 24fps and with an 180 degree (1/48th) shutter on a film or digital camera may create an optical
illusion we are familiar with, however it is not really the way the eye sees motion. To understand this, ask
someone to stand in front of you and swing their arm over their head from one side to the other. What you
would observe in the recording is a constant motion blur until the arm stopped. What your eye sees though
is both motion blur AND a sharper reference to the arm and hand all along the motion path. "Magic Motion"
provides such a combination of motion blur (A-track) and a sharper reference (X-track), with the bonus of
extreme dynamic range not available with any other motion capture camera system.
AUDIO RECORDING
The RED DSMC camera can record up to two discreet channels of microphone level uncompressed 24-bit,
48 KHz audio (four channels of microphone level or line level audio inputs when equipped with a PRO I/O
Module), that are synchronized with video and timecode to a REDMAG 1.8” SSD digital media Magazine.
Input signals are routed via a high quality pre-amplifier and soft clip analog limiter in order to achieve the
desired audio reference / recording level and maximize dynamic range.
To assist with audio reference level setup, the camera provides a color-coded Audio Level Meter in the
Graphical User Interface. Meter range is –36dBu to +20dBu (-56dBFS to 0dBFS) with audio input type,
reference level and audio input clipping indicators.
Audio monitor output options include a 2-channel headphone output on the camera Brain and 2-channel line
level analog outputs from the optional PRO I/O Module, plus 2-channel and 4-channel 24-bit 48KHz
uncompressed digital audio embedded in the HD-SDI and HDMI outputs.
MICROPHONE LEVEL ANALOG INPUTS
The recording level of a Microphone input is affected by the sensitivity of the microphone and the Gain
setting of the camera’s pre-amplifier. Available pre-amplifier range is+30dB to +60dB. The camera operator
should choose a Gain value that aligns the input signal to the 0dBu reference line drawn on the camera’s
Audio Level Meter (or the 0VU reference line if operating at that level).
This setting provides up to 30dB of input signal headroom above reference 0dBu level before clipping (up to
26dB above 0VU reference level) and maximizes the signal to noise ratio of the 24-bit digital recording.
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LINE LEVEL ANALOG INPUTS
The recording level of a Line input is affected only by the signal provided by the field production sound
mixer or other external line level source. The sound mixer operator should choose a mixer output level that
aligns a reference tone signal to the 0dBu (-20dBFS) reference mark drawn on the camera’s Audio Level
Meter, or if using 0VU as reference level, a mixer output level that aligns a reference tone signal to the 0VU
(-16dBFS) reference mark.
This setting provides up to 24dB of input signal headroom above reference 0dBu level before clipping (up to
20dB above 0VU reference level) and maximizes the signal to noise ratio of the 24-bit digital recording.
VIDEO MONITORING OUTPUTS
In its default configuration, the RED DSMC camera can simultaneously support one VIEWFINDER output
(suitable for use by a BOMB EVF ® , or RED LCD) plus one PROGRAM output and one PREVIEW output
(suitable for use by HDMI or HD-SDI monitors). The various monitor outputs can support a set of overlay
graphics including camera GUI, timecode, clip name and framing guides; the specific overlay graphics for
each type of output is user configurable.
The default VIEWFINDER output is the EVF / LCD connector located on the front face of the Side SSD
Module. If neither of these is connected, the VIEWFINDER output can be transferred to either the HDMI
output or the HD-SDI output of the camera Brain.
All monitors are able to display a variety of features, including:
Surround View™, which is an additional look around area, visible outside of the recorded image.
Frame Guides, showing common film presentation and television aspects such as 2.40:1 and 16:9.
Focus, aided by high display resolution, 1:1 Focus Check function and False Color overlay.
Exposure, aided by dual Zebras, False Color overlay, RAW “Traffic Lights” and RGB histogram.
System information including current frame rate, ISO rating, shutter speed, color temperature, record
resolution, record quality, clip name, timecode value and the remaining battery and media capacity.
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BO MB EVF
The BOMB EVFs are high-definition, lightweight viewfinders that align quality performance with compact
form factor.
For applications where use of an attached RED EVF or RED LCD is not desired – for example when working
on a crane – the VIEWFINDER / MENU output can be transferred to the HD-SDI or HDMI outputs, supporting
remote camera monitoring up to 200 ft away.
RED T OUCH LCD
The RED TOUCH LCD pixel progressive scan color displays allow you to view your image and navigate
through menu settings using touchscreen functionality.
For applications where use of an attached RED EVF or RED LCD is not desired – for example when working
on a crane – the VIEWFINDER / MENU output can be transferred to the HD-SDI or HDMI outputs, supporting
remote camera monitoring up to 200 ft away.
HD-SDI
A 720p or 1080p progressive scan output suitable for monitoring or recording to an external VTR or DDR
device. May be configured for 10-bit LIN (VIDEO) or 10-bit LOG (FILM) encoded data.
HDMI
A 720p or 1080p progressive scan output suitable for monitoring via a PC monitor or most HDTV displays.
Example of HDMI Monitor Output in
MENUS Mode
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REDMOTE ®
REDMOTE is a camera control unit for RED’s family of DSMC cameras that attaches to the rear of the
camera Brain or rearmost expansion module. REDMOTE may also be detached from the camera or rearmost
module and provide wireless remote control of the camera over proprietary REDlink™ protocol.
Whether attached or operating via wireless, REDMOTE supports all controls necessary to operate the
camera, including Record Start / Stop, Shutter Speed, White Balance, ISO and programmable User Keys. A
color LCD displays critical camera parameters, including media and battery capacity, timecode and clip
name, lens data and exposure information.
REDMOTE LCD Display
REDMOTE includes a rechargeable Li-Ion battery, which automatically re-charges when attached to the
camera or rearmost module. It may also be re-charged by connecting to a USB 2.0 based power source
such as a laptop PC or cell phone charger. Under typical operating conditions, REDMOTE should operate for
up to 8 hours without requiring a re-charge and support a wireless communication range of approximately 50
ft.
DIGITAL MAGAZINE (MEDIA)
REDCODE RAW compressed MOTION clips and STILL images; time code, multi-channel audio and metadata
may be recorded to a REDMAG 1.8” SSD magazine of 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB capacity.
Each clip is recorded with a unique name in a clip folder with the extension .RDC. This folder contains all
appropriate information describing the clip, including one or more REDCODE RAW .R3D files and all color
grading metadata and other system level metadata such as lens and location information. Refer to CLIP
NAMING CONVENTIONS.
The individual clip folders are placed into a magazine folder (i.e. root directory) on the digital media. This
magazine folder has the extension .RDM. As this folder contains all the recorded clips; copying all clips
recorded on the SSD to other media may be performed by a drag and drop operation on the .RDM folder.
NOTE: When using a RED STATION in conjunction with a 512GB REDMAG, an AC Power Adaptor will be
required for offload. The RED STATION may not function properly when powered by a USB or Firewire
cable.
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Typical Magazine
Folder and Clip
Structure
For additional information about digital magazines, refer to APPENDIX B: MANAGING DIGITAL MEDIA.
METADATA
RED’s family of DSMC cameras record the Metadata, which is data for each frame of the recording:
Clip Name
s4i static data
Director Name
Time Code
s4i dynamic data
DP Name
Date and GMT
GMT time/data
Copyright
Lens and shutter speed /
RGB curves
Unit
angle parameters
shadow control
Camera Name
Audio configuration
Luma curve
Location
Lens name, brand, ID, near
Scene
media serial #
focus, far focus
Take
LTC user bits (3 32-bit word
Camera Network Name
Accelerometer Data
reg-dump from ISP)
Production Name
Gyro Data
Firmware version #
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CLIP NAMING CONVENTIONS
When you press RECORD, the camera automatically creates a unique name for the CLIP being recorded to
the REDMAG 1.8” SSD media. The format of this name is:
Camera Letter + Reel Number + Month + Day
e.g. A001_C002_0502**.RDC
Where: A = camera A, 001 = reel 001, C002 = clip 002, and 0502 = May 02, and the digits * * are two random
characters generated by the camera to prevent any possibility of duplicate names being created.
So a three Clip sequence of Clip Folders within a Magazine Folder on Camera A would look like this:
A001_C001_0502**.RDC
A001_C002_0502**.RDC
A001_C003_0502**.RDC
MULTI CAMERA SHOOTS
The scheme provides flexibility to uniquely identify Clips from different cameras on a multi-camera shoot.
For example three cameras, slated as camera A, camera B, and camera C respectively, can generate these
easily recognizable clips on their respective digital media Magazines.
A001_C001_0502**.RDC
B001_C001_0502**.RDC
C001_C001_0502**.RDC
3D (STEREO) CAMERA SHOOTS
The scheme also allows unique identification of Clips from left and right eye cameras on a stereo shoot.
For example two cameras, both slated as Camera S, can generate these easily recognizable clips on their
respective digital media Magazines.
S001_L001_0502**.RDC
S001_R001_0502**.RDC
For more information refer to APPENDIX F: 3D SETUP / OPERATION > CLIP NAMING CONVENTIONS.
SMPTE TIMECODE
Time Code (TC) is a SMPTE timecode track that synchronizes to the camera’s high precision internal clock,
or if operated in Jam Sync mode, references to an externally supplied SMPTE master timecode signal. TC is
a sequential code that is continuous from frame to frame, but is discontinuous from clip to clip.
Edge Code (EC) is a SMPTE timecode track that always starts at 1.00.00.00 on the first frame recorded to
the digital media. It is a sequential code that is continuous from frame to frame and also continuous from
clip to clip. EC is equivalent to RUN RECORD commonly found on broadcast cameras.
Irrespective of the timecode mode selected, once recording starts the camera’s timecode counter will
update at the same instantaneous frame rate as the recording. This ensures that a valid SMPTE timecode
value is created for every frame in the clip, eliminating any timecode count jumps that could affect playback
or editing.
If operating in Jam Sync mode referenced to an external timecode source, the clip’s master time reference
point is the first frame of the recorded clip.
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PO WER CONSUMPTION
The camera draws approximately 60 watts when recording in 5K resolution, 24fps MOVIE mode. The camera
is cooled by convection from the camera body assisted by a fan contained in a sealed air duct.
Under typical operating conditions, a REDVOLT ® battery will run the camera and accessories for about 30
minutes and a REDVOLT ® XL battery will run the camera and accessories for about 90 minutes.
CAMERA OPERATIONAL CONTROLS
This section describes the available operational controls on the RED DSMC camera Brain, Side SSD Module,
Side Handle and REDMOTE accessories.
BRAIN
A
B
C
EPIC BRAIN
A. Power Status LED
B. Power/Record Button
C. Record Status LED
Power Status LED
Power/Record Button
Record Status LED
Indicates Power Status:
LED Red = Power Present, Camera OFF
LED Yellow = Power Present, Camera Booting
LED Green = Power Present, Camera ON
LED Green Blinking = Power Present, Running on Battery
LED Yellow Blinking = Power Present, 5-10 Minutes of Battery Time
Left
LED Red Blinking = Power Present, Less than 5 Minues of Battery
Time Left
Powers Camera Up / Down and Indicates Record Stop / Start
Indicates Record Status:
LED Off = No Media Present
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LED Green = Ready to Record
LED Red Constant = Recording
LED Red Slow Blink = Recording, 25% Media Left
LED Red Fast Blink = Recording, 5% Media Left
LED Yellow = Finalizing
Indicates Camera Status:
Both LEDs Green Blink = Firmware Update in Progress
Both LEDs
SIDE SSD MODULE
E
B
C
A
Side SSD Module
D
FRONT
REAR
A. SSD Slot
B. S-SSD User Key 1
C. S-SSD User Key 2
D. Focus/Record Button
E. Media Indicator
SSD Slot
Slot for REDMAG 1.8” SSD Digital Media Magazine
S-SSD User Key 1
Initiates User Defined Camera Function. Undefined by Default
S-SSD User Key 2
Initiates User Defined Camera Function. Undefined by Default
S-SSD User Key 1 + 2
The specific function of pressing these keys may be programmed by
the user.
By default, press both keys to Eject (Unmount) REDMAG 1.8” SSD
Magazine
Touch for Auto Focus, Fully Depress to Start or Stop Record
Focus/Record Button
Media Indicator LED
Indicates Status of Media:
LED Off = No Media
LED Green = Ready to Record
LED Red Constant = Recording
LED Red Slow Blink = Recording, 25% Media Left
LED Red Fast Blink = Recording, 5% Media Left
LED Yellow = Finalizing
LED Yellow Blinking = Media Access (Format etc…)
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SIDE HANDLE
TOP
B
A
C
E
D
Side Handle - Top
F
A. Battery Release
B. Focus/Record Button
C. SH Rotary Front
D. SH User Keys 1-4
E. LCD Display
F. LCD Backlight Button
Battery Door Release
Button
Focus/Record Button
Releases Side Handle battery door to permit battery exchange
Adjustment Ring
LCD Display
Selects and adjusts camera parameter values. Similar to the scroll
wheel on the navigation group. Can assign different functions to
clockwise and counter-clockwise directions
The specific functions for each key are defined by the LCD screen.
Defaults are:
1 = ISO
2 = F-Stop
3 = Shutter Speed
4 = Color Temperature
Displays key camera parameter values
LCD Backlight Button
Enables LCD backlight
SH User Keys 1-4
Touch for Auto Focus, fully depress to Start or Stop Record
NOTE: Side Handle (SH) controls can be locked/unlocked by holding the 1 and 4 buttons simultaneously.
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FRONT
A
Side Handle – Front
A. Stills/Movie Switch
Stills/Movie Switch
The specific function of this switch may be programmed by the user.
Default settings are as follows:
STILLS = Change focus mode to Still
Movie = Changes focus mode to Movie/Motion
The DSMC has two AF modes: one for stills and one for movies/motion. In Stills mode, you can select a
specific AF setting, and then go to Movie/Motion mode and change your AF setting. By default, the
Stills/Movie Switch toggles between these two AF settings.
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REAR
A
B
C
E
Side Handle – Rear
D
A. Menu Button
B. Rocker Switch
C. Navigation Group
D. SH User Keys A-D
E. SH User Keys 5-7
F. Thumbwheel Lock
F
Menu Button
Press to access / camera setup menus
Rocker Switch
The specific function of these keys may be programmed by the user.
Default Settings are as follows:
Rocker Switch+ = Opens Iris
Rocker Switch - = Closes Iris
Allows navigation through camera menus, selection of camera
parameter for adjustment and adjustment of selected camera
parameter
The specific function of these keys may be programmed by the user.
Default settings are as follows:
User Key A = Toggles Focus Assist indicator
User Key B = Performs White Balance calculation
User Key C = Toggles False Color > 1:1 Magnify
User Key D = Toggles False Color > Exposure Check
Function is defined by System Firmware:
User Key 5 = Toggles False Color > Exposure Check
User Key 6 = Disabled
User Key 7 = Eject Media
Locks Side Handle in position on camera
Navigation Group
SH User Keys A-D
SH User Keys 5-7
Thumbwheel Lock
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N AVIG A TION GROU P
C
A
Side Handle Navigation Group
B
A. Scroll Wheel
B. Direction Keys
C. Enter Button
Scroll Wheel
Selects and adjusts camera parameter value
Direction Keys
Navigates camera menus and may select parameter for adjustment
Enter Button
Confirms selected parameter value adjustment
INSTALLATION / REMOVAL
WARNING: The Side Handle is NOT hot swappable - meaning you cannot remove or install while the camera
is powered on. Before installing or removing the Side HANDLE, you MUST power down the camera. Failure
to do so may result in damage to the Side Handle and / or camera brain that is not covered by warranty.
To install the side handle:
1. Power down the camera if necessary.
2. Remove the brain side plate (if installed) by removing the single screw located at the bottom.
3. Rotate upwards to disengage lip at top of side plate from camera brain.
Remove Screw and Rotate Side Plate Upwards to Remove
4. Insert the lip at the top of the side handle into the area where the lip from the side plate was installed.
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Insert Lip into Top of Camera Brain
Press Side Handle Flush Against Camera Brain
Rotate Thumbwheel Upwards Until Tight
5. Rotate side handle down flush along side of camera brain.
6. Rotate thumbscrew upwards until tight. Ensure side handle is secure to camera brain. You may have to
apply steady pressure to get the screw started.
To remove the side handle:
1. Power down the camera if necessary.
2. Rotate the thumbscrew downwards until detached from camera body.
Rotate Thumbwheel Downwards Until Loose
Rotate Side Handle Upwards to Remove
Disengage Lip from Top of Camera Brain
3. Rotate upwards and pull down to disengage lip at top of side handle from camera brain.
4. Remove side handle from camera.
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DSMC MODULES
PRO I/O MODULE
The PRO I/O MODULE brings together the essential I/O connections into one module, providing a central
hub for professional audio and video components.
Centralized ports make it easy to manage connections and cables
LCD/EVF port allows you to connect an additional RED LCD or EVF
Customize triggers and interface with third-party GPIO and RS232 control devices using RED Pro I/O cables
Attach an additional DSMC module or a REDMOTE to the back of the PRO I/O MODULE for additional
expansion
Internal cooling system maintains appropriate operating temperature
Pro I/O Module
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REAR SSD MODULE
The Rear SSD Module secures onto the back of the DSMC brain to serve as a rear location for recording
onto 1.8" REDMAG SSD media.
Rear SSD Module
Q UAD BATTERY MODULE
The QUAD BATTERY MODULE holds up to 4 REDVOLTs or 2 REDVOLT-XLs
Batteries may be hot swapped
Quad Battery Module
Battery Eject Button
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Installed
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DUAL BATTERY MODULE
The DUAL BATTERY MODULE holds up to 2 REDVOLTs
Batteries may be hot swapped
Dual Battery Module
Shown with REDVOLT Batteries
Installed
MODULE INSTALLATION / REMOVAL
To install a DSMC Module to the camera, an Adaptor Plate must be purchased separately. The following
procedure details installation of the Adaptor Plate and DSMC Module.
Install the Adapter Plate
1. Power down the camera.
2. Remove the REDMOTE.
3. Place the adapter plate over the v-mount on the rear of the camera brain.
Place the Adaptor Plate Over the V-Mount on the Rear
of the Camera Brain
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4. Using a T-20 Torx, lightly tighten the four screws. Do not over tighten.
Tighten Four Screws Do Not Over Tighten
5. Tighten the screws again in a cross pattern until tight.
4
1
2
3
Tighten Screws Again in a Cross Pattern Until Tight
4
2
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A TTACHI NG THE D SMC MODULE
WARNING: DSMC Modules are NOT hot swappable - meaning you cannot remove or install while the
camera is powered on. Before installing or removing a Module, you MUST power down the camera. Failure
to do so may result in damage to the Module and / or camera brain that is not covered by warranty.
Quad Battery Module shown.
1. Insert the lip at the top of the module into the recess at the top of the adaptor plate.
Insert Lip at Top of Adaptor Plate
Rotate Module Down Until Flush with Adaptor
2. Rotate module down flush with the rear of the adaptor plate.
Apply Steady Pressure
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3. While applying steady pressure to hold the module against the adaptor plate, use a T-20 Torx
screwdriver to rotate the lock on the adapter plate clockwise to secure the module.
Press Module Flush with Adaptor
Rotate Lock Clockwise Until Red Dot Lines Up with
Lock Icon
4. Installation is now complete.
To remove the DSMC Module and Adaptor Plate:
1. Power down the camera.
2. Use a T-20 Torx screwdriver to rotate the lock on the adapter plate to the Unlock position.
3. Rotate the module upwards and down to disengage lip at top of battery from adaptor plate.
4. Remove module from adapter plate.
5. Use a T-20 to loosen the screws attaching the adaptor plate the camera brain.
6. Remove the adaptor plate from the camera brain.
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REDMOTE
This section describes the physical controls on the REDMOTE. For complete details on REDMOTE control,
refer to APPENDIX E: REDMOTE OPERATION.
IMPORTANT: For your REDMOTE to operate with this camera build version, ensure your REDMOTE has
been upgraded to the latest firmware. Refer to APPENDIX E: REDMOTE OPERATION > MAINTENANCE >
UPGRADING REDMOTE FIRMWARE.
REDMOTE
C
D
L
A
K
E
H
I
B
M
F
N
G
Still/Motion Slider
J
A. Still/Motion Slider
B. Release Button (L)
C. Record LED
D. Power LED
E. Rocker Switch
F. User Keys A-D
G. MENU Button
H. Soft Menu Keys 1-3
I. Navigation Group
J. Focus/Record Button
K. Soft Menu Keys 4-8
L. Power/Lock Slider
M. Release Button (L)
N. USB Connector
Allows selection of STILLS or MOVIE operational modes
Release Button (L)
Record LED
Power LED
Rocker Switch
User Keys A-D
MENU Button
Soft Menu Keys 1-3
Navigation Group
Focus/Record Button
Provides continuous adjustment of parameter specified in USER KEYS
menu
Press to initiate camera functions as defined in USER KEY menu.
Default settings are as follows:
User Key A = Toggles Focus Assist Indicator
User Key B = Toggles False Color > RAW Check
User Key C = Toggles False Color > 1:1 Magnify
User Key D = Toggles False Color > Exposure Check
Press to access / camera setup menus
Function is defined on the LCD screen. For complete information refer
to APPENDIX E: REDMOTE OPERATION > OPERATION > REDMOTE
MENUS > SOFT MENU BUTTONS 1-3
Allows navigation through camera menus, selection of camera
parameter and adjustment of selected camera parameter
Touch for Auto Focus, fully depress to Start or Stop Record
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Soft Menu Keys 4-8
Power/Lock Slider
For complete information refer to APPENDIX E: REDMOTE
OPERATION > OPERATION > REDMOTE MENUS > SOFT MENU
BUTTONS 4-8
Slide and hold down for two seconds to power up / down REDMOTE
and / or cameras. Slide up to lock keys
Release Button (L)
USB Connector
NAVIGATION GROUP
C
A
B
REDMOTE Navigation Group
A. Scroll Wheel
B. Direction Keys
C. Enter Button
DISPLAYS
BO MB EVF AND BOMB EVF (OLED)
BOMB EVF is a high-definition, lightweight viewfinder that aligns quality performance with compact form
factor.
Resolution: 1280 (wide) x 784 (high) full-color
Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 typical
Available diopter range: +2.0 to -5.0.I
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A
B
C
BOMB EVF
A. Focus Ring
B. Talley Light
C. Brightness Controls
RED BOMB EVF (OLED) brings advanced OLED technology into the field, providing truer blacks and more
color accurate images
Resolution: 1280 (wide) x 1024 (high) full-color
Contrast Ratio: > 1000:1 typical
Available diopter range: +2.0 to -5.0.I.I
A
B
C
BOMB EVF
A. Focus Ring
B. Talley Light
C. Brightness Controls
NOTE: The specific function of EVF user keys (B/C) may be programmed by the user.
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TOUCHSCREEN LCD
RED offers two touchscreen LCDs, a five-inch model with 800 X 400 resolution and a nine-inch with 1280 X
784. Both feature 4:4:4 progressive scan. The touchscreen LCD allows navigation of camera menus and
selection and adjustment of camera parameters by directly touching icons on the screen. Gestures
supported include:
Tap: Tap on an icon to bring up a quick adjustment display.
Double-Tap: If the monitor is in Clean mode, changes to Menus mode.
Hold: Touch and hold on an icon to bring up an advanced interface display.
Slide: When a menu or drop-down menu is open, touch and slide to increment a value.
Pinch: Touch with two fingers, then open or close to magnify or normalize the video image. By default, this
gesture is disabled.
A
B
C
Touchscreen LCD – 5” LCD Shown
A. User Key 1 1:1 Magnify
B. Backlight Adjust
C. User Key 2 Exposure Check
NOTE: Default functions shown. All keys may be programmed by the user.
CAUTION: When do not use the threaded holes when mounting the display to a RED camera brain. Doing so
may damage the camera or the display.
Do Not Use Threaded Holes to
Mount LCD to the Camera
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BASIC OPERATION
This section describes basic operation, starting from power up, Viewfinder layout and Menu navigation.
WARNING: The Side Handle, Side SSD Module, rear modules and Lens Mount are NOT HOT SWAPPABLE –
meaning you cannot remove or install them while the camera is powered on. Before installing or removing
any of these accessories, you MUST power down the camera. Failure to do so may result in damage to the
accessory and / or camera brain that will not be covered under warranty.
Power draw is prioritized as follows when multiple power sources are available to the camera.
1. DC (Voltage) or Brick (%)
2. Battery Module batteries
3. Side Handle battery
POWER SOURCES
SIDE HANDLE
The optional Side Handle accepts one REDVOLT.
Side Handle Battery Compartment
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Q UAD BATTERY MODULE
The optional QUAD BATTERY MODULE accepts up to four REDVOLT or up to two REDVOLT XL batteries,
which can power the camera and typical accessories.
Quad Battery Module
REDVOLT AND REDVOLT XL
REDVOLT and REVOLT XL
NOTE: When multiple batteries are installed in the Quad Battery Module, the power management circuit will
select the lowest charged battery to supply power to the camera. On depletion, a battery may be ejected
from the Quad Battery Module for re-charging, and a new charged battery may be inserted in its place. i.e.
batteries may be hot swapped, there is no need for the operator to power down the camera to replace a
REDVOLT battery when using the Quad Battery Module.
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BACKPACK QUICKPLATE
The optional BACKPACK QUICKPLATE attaches directly to the back of the DSMC BACKPACK to provide a
compact REDBRICK configuration for EPIC or SCARLET-X.
NOTE: DSMC BACKPACK is required for use of the BACKPACK QUICKPLATE.
Backpack Quickplate
REDBRICK
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AC POWER ADAPTOR - (DSMC)
AC Power Adaptor (DSMC)
When powering the DSMC with the A/C Power Adaptor, you can see the incoming voltage and source (DC)
on the lower part of the screen. You can also see the power information in the POWER status menu.
Power Details
In use, an LED on the Quad Battery Module will flash to show the battery currently powering the camera.
Current battery LED indicates status as follow:
LED Off = No Battery
LED Constant Green = Battery Not used but Charged
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LED Green Blinking = Battery Used
LED Yellow Blinking = Battery has 10 minutes of run time remaining
LED Red Blinking = Battery has 5 minutes of run time remaining
LED Constant Red = Battery Discharged
Remaining batteries will have a steady LED on module.
When current battery reaches 4% charge, the battery module will automatically switch over to another
battery, by default the LOWEST charge capacity battery of the remaining batteries installed in the Module.
Battery location and status are displayed in the lower UI. In this case RM B1 (Rear Module, Bay 1).
Battery location and status are also displayed on REDMOTE. In this case RM B3 (Rear Module, Bay 3).
Power Status on REDMOTE
The POWER menu also shows all installed batteries and their state of charge.
Power Menu
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EXT ERNAL DC POWER
RED DSMC Cameras accept input voltages between 11.5V - 17V D.C and can draw a maximum current of 12
Amps.
An appropriate 150W supply with DC output rated at 15V 10A such as AC Power Adapter P/N 740-0019
available from RED DIGITAL CINEMA.
RED Charger. For RED Charger you must use 2B-to-1B Power Adapter Cable P/N 790-0138.
RED BRICK ® 140Wh batteries may be used with Backpack Quickplate, RED Quickplate, Battery Belt Clip, or
RED Cradle via 2B-to-1B Power Adapter Cable P/N 790-0138.
4-pin XLR DC power sources may be used with the camera via adaptor cable P/N 790-0164.
PO WER UP
Locate the camera’s Power / Record button on the right face of the Brain.
NOTE: This button also serves as a Record Start / Stop button once the camera is powered up.
A
B
C
EPIC BRAIN
A. Power Status LED
B. Power/Record Button
C. Record Status LED
When an appropriate power source is connected to the Brain, the Power Status LED will illuminate Red. If it
is illuminated, depress and then release the Power / Record button. The Power Status LED will initially go
out and within 5 seconds illuminate Orange to confirm the camera is powering up, then it will illuminate
Green, confirming the camera is powered up and ready to use.
If a formatted REDMAG 1.8” SSD is attached to the Brain, once powered up the Media Status LED will
illuminate Green. If this LED is not illuminated, verify a formatted REDMAG 1.8” SSD is inserted into the Side
SSD Module and / or format the SSD if it has not previously been formatted on the camera.
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NOTE: Once powered up, if the Power Status LED illuminates Red, it indicates low remaining battery
capacity and a battery exchange or switch over to external DC power is recommended.
POWER DOWN
The camera can be powered down in two ways:
Using REDMOTE or Side Handle Menu controls, or via Touch Screen LCD icons. Refer to SECONDARY
MENUS > POWER.
Depress and continue to hold the Power / Record button in its fully depressed position until the INITIATING
CAMERA SHUTDOWN shows on the display.
After Power Down, the Power Status LED will illuminate Red, if an appropriate power source is available.
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GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE AND NAVIGATION
RED LCD/TOUCHSCREEN LCD, BOMB EVF, EXTERNAL
MONITORS
The following is a general description of the structure of the camera’s Graphical User Interface (GUI) which
overlays the video monitor signal on the Viewfinder output(s) of the camera.
FRAME RATE
LENS INFO
ISO
F-STOP
SHUTTER
WHITE BALANCE
RESOLUTION
QUALITY
LENS INFO
FRAME GUIDE
PICTURE CENTER / SPOT FOCUS
HDRx
NEXT CLIP
FILENAME
TEMPERATURE
FALSE COLOR
TC
CALIBRATION
CHANGE
REDMOTE
LA
MEDIA
SOURCE /
TIMECODE
HISTOGRAM
RAW NOISE
RESOLUTION /
LEVEL BAR
PROJECT
FRAME RATE /
RAW CLIP
QUALITY
LEVEL BAR
RIG
MAGNIFY
RAW CLIP
METER
DROP
GENLOCK
SHUTTER SYNC
POWER
SOURCE / STATUS
AUDIO METER
The display elements include:
Audio Meter: Audio input selection and levels
near clip
Cal:T/E: Indicator of relative change in sensor
Clip Meter: RGB sensor RAW clipping status
temperature and exposure since your last
Cursors: Reference cursors – Safe Action / Safe
calibration
Title, Picture Center, Grid Overlay
Clip Level Bar: Relative number of RAW pixels
Drop: Indicates if any frames were dropped during
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recording of the clip
Noise Level Bar: Relative number of RAW pixels
F Stop: Functional when optional mount and lens
in noise
are installed
Playback ICON
False Color Mode: Displays false color overlay
mode
touchscreen LCD - Accesses the Playback
Function
Frame Guide: Record or Projection area
Frame Rate: Current frame capture rate
Genlock: Indicates presence of valid Genlock
signal / HD-SDI sync to genlock
HDR Mode: Displays HDRx mode status
Histogram: RGB Histogram.
ISO Rating: Camera sensitivity
LAN: Indicates communication via Ethernet
connection
Power: Indicates D.C supply voltage or % of
remaining battery capacity Including current
supply voltage
Project Frame Rate: Current project TIME BASE
Quality: REDCODE setting
Resolution Record Resolution
RIG: Indicates 3D rig metadata is present
RM: Indicates communication to REDMOTE
Shutter Speed: Exposure Time (or Degrees)
Lens Info: Lens information when using specific
Canon or Cooke lenses.
Magnify: Tallies 1:1 if magnify is selected
Media Status: Media location and remaining
media capacity in %
Menu ICON
: In the upper Left corner on the
: In the upper Right corner on the
Shutter Sync: Indicates sensor shutter sync
status
TC: Indicates presence of valid SMPTE timecode
signal and Jam Sync status
Temperature: Displays camera sensor and core
temperature in that order (xx/xxC)
touchscreen LCD - Opens the Secondary Menus
Timecode: Current timecode value
Next Clip Filename: Filename of the clip that will
White Balance: Color Temperature
be shot next
The GUI is broken down into the following three main sections: the Upper Status Row, the Live Action Area,
and the Lower Status Row. On VIEWFINDER output(s), all three sections are visible, on PREVIEW outputs
only the Live Action Area and associated graphic overlays are visible. On PROGRAM outputs, none of the
graphic overlays are visible, i.e. a PROGRAM output is defined to be a CLEAN FEED output.
U PPE R S TA TUS RO W
Provides immediate feedback on the most critical image composition parameter settings, including (from
Left to Right):
Playback Access (Touchscreen)
Shutter Speed (or Shutter Angle)
Current frame capture rate
White Balance
ISO Rating
Record Resolution
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Record Quality
Secondary Menus Access (Touchscreen)
Whichever parameter is underlined with a red bar may be immediately adjusted by pressing ENTER in the
Navigation Group of the Side Handle or REDMOTE, then using the Scroll Wheel to change the value of that
parameter. To confirm the parameter change press ENTER a second time.
NOTE: Shutter angle is displayed in Absolute mode by default, as indicated by Yellow text.
If the red bar is not on the parameter you wish to change, first use the Scroll Wheel to position the red bar
under that parameter, then press ENTER, adjust with the Scroll Wheel and press ENTER a second time to
confirm the value change.
In the above GUI example, the Scroll Wheel has been used to move the red cursor to the Shutter Speed
parameter; and the ENTER key has been pressed. This reveals the Parameter Adjust Widow. Adjust the value
using the Scroll Wheel and then press ENTER to confirm the value change, then close the sub-menu.
LIVE AC TI ON ARE A
Contains the recorded image area plus Surround View™ look around area, plus overlays for Frame Guide,
Safe Action / Safe Title and the current Clip Name and Timecode values. Each overlay may be color coded in
one of 5 colors to maximize the contrast between the guide(s) and scene being captured.
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LO WE R S TA TUS RO W
The Lower Status Row provides feedback on key systems level camera values, including:
Clip Settings
Temperature, Power & Sync
Power Status
Exposure (Histogram)
Media Status
Audio Levels
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ICON Behavior
CAL:T/E
T or E Green - No change in sensor temperature or exposure from the levels recorded during calibration
T or E Yellow - Slight change in sensor temperature or exposure from the levels recorded during calibration
T or E Red - Significant change in sensor temperature or exposure from the levels recorded during
calibration
The - and + indicate whether the sensor temperature or exposure has decreased or increased
NOTE: The T and E change colors independently of each other.
TC
TC Gray - No analog time code is currently detected
TC Red - Analog time code is being detected, but the use of it is not enabled
TC Green - Analog time code is being used to jam the time of day time code. TC will revert to gray if the
signal is no longer detected
GEN
GEN Gray - No genlock signal is currently detected, or the presented signal cannot crosslock to project
(24.00 fps vs. 23.98 fps)
GEN Red - During process of sync, or if genlock is lost while recording
GEN Green - A genlock signal matching the current HD-SDI monitor rate has been locked to it
GEN Yellow - When timing is cross-locking to compatible but not matching monitor rate. i.e. genlock =
24.00, HD-SDI monitor rate = 25.00
NOTE: 3D operation should not be done if GEN is yellow. This is a warning that genlock source settings and
camera settings are not aligned. Phasing of the sync between cameras cannot be guaranteed when GEN is
yellow.
SYNC
SYNC Gray - The sensor sync mode is not Genlock
SYNC Red - The sensor sync mode is Genlock, but it is not locked to any genlock signal, or genlock or
sensor sync is lost while recording
SYNC Green - A genlock signal compatible with the HD-SDI monitor rate has been locked to and the sensor
timing is also locked to it
POWER STATUS
If powering camera through DC power, the current voltage will be displayed. If using batteries, the remaining
battery time displays.
If using a REDBRICK or similar external battery to power the camera through DC IN, power status displays
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the current supply voltage available from the battery. Supply voltage decreases as battery is discharged, the
displayed text is color coded as follows:
Green = 12.0 V and up
Yellow = 11.9 – 11.8 V
Red = 11.7 – 11.6 V
NOTE: The camera will automatically power down if supply voltage drops to 11.5 Volts.
If using a REDVOLT battery in the Side Handle or Battery Module to power the camera, power status
displays the location of the power source (example: SH: Side Handle; RM: Rear Module) and reports the
remaining battery capacity and the displayed text is color coded as follows:
Green: >10 minutes
Yellow: 5-10 minutes
Red: <5 minutes
If using a RED BRICK battery connected to DC IN, power status displays BRICK and reports the % of
remaining battery capacity and the displayed text is color coded as follows:
Green: >10 minutes
Yellow: 5-10 minutes
Red: <5 minutes
RAW CLIP METER
The RAW Clip meter looks a traffic light style meter and indicates if either of the Red, Blue or
Green channels of the RAW sensor data are clipping. This meter is unaffected by White
Balance, ISO, VIEW or LOOK settings and therefore represents a true measurement of the
exposure levels of the sensor at all times.
RAW NOISE LEVEL BAR
The RAW noise bar displays the amount of pixels in the image that are in noise. For example, if the bar is
about 1/8 of the total height, this would indicate approximately 1/8 of the total pixels in the image are at an
exposure level at risk of displaying noise when pushed at higher ISO or FLUT values in post-production.
RAW CLIP LEVEL BAR
The RAW clip level bar displays the amount of pixels in the image that are clipping. For example, if the bar is
about 1/4 of the total height, this would indicate approximately 1/8 of the total pixels in the image are at an
exposure level at risk of clipping and may not be recoverable by lowering ISO or FLUT values in postproduction.
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SIDE HANDLE
Side Handle LCD Display
As you navigate and adjust settings on the camera (main menu settings only), they will be reflected on the
Side Handle LCD display.
The display elements include:
Frame Rate: Image capture rate
Resolution: Recording Resolution
ISO Rating: Camera sensitivity
Shutter Speed: Exposure Time (or Degrees)
Power: Camera power status (DC Shown)
White Balance: Color Temp
Quality: REDCODE setting
REDMOT E
REDMOTE Display
The display elements include:
Battery Indicator: Displays battery life or charge
mode
status (shown) of REDMOTE
Frame Rate: Current frame capture rate
Camera ID: Displays camera ID (DEFAULT shown)
Genlock: Indicates presence of valid Genlock
Clip Filename: Filename of the clip that will be
signal / HD-SDI sync to genlock
shot
HDR Mode: Displays HDRx mode status
Clip Meter: RGB sensor RAW clipping status
Histogram: RGB Histogram
False Color Mode: Displays false color overlay
ISO Rating: Camera sensitivity
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LAN: Indicates communication via Ethernet
Resolution Recording Resolution
connection
RIG: Indicates 3D rig metadata is present
Magnify: Tallies 1:1 if magnify is selected
Shutter Speed: Exposure Time (or Degrees)
Media Status: Media location and remaining
Shutter Sync: Indicates sensor shutter sync
media capacity in %
status
Power: Indicates D.C supply voltage or % of
TC: Indicates presence of valid SMPTE timecode
remaining battery capacity Including current
signal
supply voltage
Timecode: Current timecode value
Project Frame Rate: Current project TIME BASE
White Balance: Color Temp
Quality: REDCODE setting
Wireless Status: Displays signal strength when
Quality: REDCODE setting
connected wirelessly
Resolution Record Resolution
NAVIGATING MENUS
The primary method to navigate Menus is via the Scroll Wheel on the REDMOTE or Side Handle. Press Enter
to open the menu, and then rotate the Scroll Wheel clockwise to move right, counter clockwise to move left.
However, the Left and Right direction Navigation Keys (REDMOTE or Side Handle) or Adjustment Ring (Side
Handle) may also be used for this purpose.
The Up Navigation Key selects the Advanced Settings menu when pressed (if parameter has an Advanced
Settings menu).
As an example, position the Cursor under the Shutter Speed (24FPS) icon and press the UP Direction Key to
access advanced adjustment values for Shutter Speed.
USING TOUCHSCREEN LCD
If operating a Touchscreen LCD, camera menu navigation may be made through finger gestures.
To adjust a parameter value, simply touch it, and then swipe the finger left / right to adjust its value.
To access an advanced parameter settings display, press and hold down on the parameter icon.
Touch anywhere outside the overlay windows to enter the value changes and to hide the sub-menus.
To enter the Secondary Menus, touch the MENU icon
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To return to the Main Menus, touch the MENU icon again.
To access the Playback function, touch the arrow.
To exit the Playback function, touch the circle.
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TOUCHSCREEN SHORTCUT S
The bottom portion of the touchscreen contains shortcuts to the most-used camera screens.
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ACCESSING SOFT KEYS
User-programmable Soft Keys A-D and 1-4 may be accessed by tapping the left or right regions of the
touchscreen. Programming soft keys is explained later in the manual.
Soft Key without Labels
Soft Key with Labels
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POWER DOWN
NOTE: Camera will automatically power down if supply voltage drops to 11.5 Volts.
P O WE R MENU
1. Select the MENU icon
in the right corner of the Upper Status Bar to reveal the Secondary Menus.
2. Select POWER.
3. Select SHUTDOWN.
4. The camera will immediately power down.
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LOCK / UNLOCK TOUCHSCREEN OPRERATION
LOC K
To lock out the touchscreen operation, touch and hold the MENU icon
until the LOCK icon
displays;
indicating the touchscreen has been locked out. When locked, the main menu will be displayed.
UN LOC K
To unlock out the touchscreen and allow normal operation, touch and hold the LOCK icon
MENU icon
until the
displays; indicating the touchscreen has been unlocked.
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FIRST TIME USE – SETTING UP YOUR RED EPIC
ATTACH POWER SOURCE
If a REDVOLT battery is installed in the Side Handle and DC power is connect through the DC IN connector,
the DC IN power supply has priority and will power the camera instead of the battery.
BATTERY
Connect a RED battery to the camera in one of the following ways:
SI DE H AND LE
Attach a Side Handle and insert a REDVOLT battery.
INSTALL
A
C
B
Press Battery Door Release Button (A)
Open Battery Door (B)
Press Upwards on Retainer (C)
Insert a REDVOLT Battery Until it is Fully Seated
and Retainer (C) Clicks into Place
1. Press the battery door release button (A).
2. Open battery door (B).
3. Press upwards on retainer (C).
4. Insert a REDVOLT battery until it is fully seated and retainer (C) clicks into place.
5. Close battery door.
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REMOVE
1. Press the battery door release button (A).
2. Open battery door (B).
3. Press upwards on retainer (C) to release battery.
4. Remove battery from side handle.
Q UAD BATTERY MODULE
Attach a Quad Battery Module and insert one or more REDVOLT batteries.
IN S TA LL
Insert battery into desired location and press until a click is heard and battery is seated.
RE MOV E
B
A
Remove
Battery
1. Press the battery eject button (A) for desired battery.
2. When battery pops out, remove battery from battery module (B).
RED BRICK
Attach to the camera using a V-Plate and 2B-to-1B Power Adapter Cable P/N 790-0138 to the DC IN
connector.
DC POWER
Connect a DC power source to the camera in one of the following ways:
Plug the RED AC Power Adapter into AC power, and the LEMO connector to the DC IN connector.
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Plug the RED CHARGER into AC power, and the LEMO connector to the DC IN connector via 2B-to-1B
Power Adapter Cable P/N 790-0138.
Plug a 12V XLR based power source into the DC IN connector via adaptor cable P/N 790-0164.
NOTE: The maximum sustainable power load of the DSMC AC Power Adapter is 150W (15V@10A). The
output of the adapter is over current protected, and will shut down if an excess load condition occurs. If the
output trips for any reason, remove any external loads from the camera, such as lights, motors etc, turn off
the Adapter and repeat the above procedure.
POWER UP
Locate the camera’s Power ON / OFF button on the right face of the Brain. If the Power Status LED is
illuminated Red, depress and then release the Power / Record button. If not illuminated, check your battery
charge status or external power source cable connection. Once powered up the Power Status LED will
illuminate Green, confirming the camera is ready to use.
PREPARING TO RECORD
Before each days recording, the camera should be prepared as follows:
Physically set-up camera as desired.
Verify camera is using the latest firmware version at www.RED.com/support and if appropriate, upgrade the
camera firmware. Refer to APPENDIX A: UPGRADING CAMERA FIRMWARE.
Insert a blank (or previously used but erasable) REDMAG 1.8” SSD and format it.
Perform a BLACK SHADING CALIBRATION of the Sensor.
Check your PROJECT SETTINGS (Time Base, Record Resolution, Record Quality, etc.).
Frame, focus and record.
CONNECT AND FORMAT MEDIA
Identify a REDMAG 1.8” 64GB, 128GB or 256GB SSD that has not previously been recorded to, or is not a
camera master and may therefore be erased and re-used. Aligned the RED logo of the SSD to the outside,
and then push the SSD firmly, but without excessive force, into the slot in the Side SSD Module.
NOTE: When fully inserted, the SSD media protrudes slightly from the SSD slot.
When SSD media is inserted into the camera, the camera will recognize if the media is unformatted:
On LCD, EVF and external monitors, in the media section of the GUI, NONE will be displayed twice (as
opposed to when no media is inserted, the GUI displays NONE with three dashes below “---“).
On REDMOTE, NONE will be displayed twice (as opposed to when no media is inserted, the GUI displays
NONE with three dashes below “---“).
On the Side Handle, NA will be displayed (same as if no media is present).
To format the media select SECONDARY MENUS > MEDIA > FORMAT MEDIA.
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When FORMAT is selected, a FORMAT dialog box will appear allowing you to add Camera Identity and 3D
Position properties when formatting. When desired options are set, select FORMAT.
NOTE: If any clips will be erased on the attached media, you will be informed of the number.
PERFORM A BLACK SHADING CALIBRATION
Refer to SECONDARY MENUS > SETTINGS > MAINTENANCE > CALIBRATION for complete details for
performing a Black Shading Calibration.
ADJUST PROJECT SETTINGS
TI ME BA SE
The project TIME BASE defines the rate at which the footage will be played back. When changing the
project frame-rate, the sensor frame-rate will default to the project rate, but may be over-ridden using the
sensor frame-rate controls.
Multiple projects with differing time bases may be stored on a media cartridge (SSD).
To adjust the project TIME BASE, press the MENU button on the Side Handle or REDMOTE. Then use the
Scroll Wheel or Direction Keys to navigate to SETTINGS > PROJECT > TIME BASE and press ENTER. Adjust
to the desired value using the Scroll Wheel and press ENTER once more to confirm.
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If using a Touch Screen, select SECONDARY MENUS > SETTINGS > PROJECT > TIME BASE. Adjust by
sliding your finger up / down or tapping on the desired value, and then press anywhere else on the touch
screen to confirm.
The following TIME BASES are currently available:
23.98 fps
25.00 fps
47.96 fps
50.00 fps
24.00 fps
29.97 fps
48.00 fps
59.94 fps
REC O RD RES OLU TIO N
To adjust Record Resolution, navigate the Cursor to the RESOLUTION icon in the Upper Status Row and
press the Navigation Group ENTER key. Adjust to the desired value using the Scroll Wheel and press ENTER
a second time to confirm.
If using a Touch Screen, press the RESOLUTION ICON, adjust RESOLUTION by sliding your finger left /
right, or tap on the desired resolution, and then press anywhere else on the touch screen to confirm.
The following Recording Resolutions are currently available:
5K
5K ANA
3K HD
1K HD
5K HD
4K
2K
1K WS
5K 2:1
4K HD
2K HD
5K WS
3K
2K WS
REC O RD QU A LI TY ( REDC ODE)
Allows adjustment of REDCODE settings.
Range is 3:1 to 18:1
Default is 8:1
Use the scroll ribbon to select a target REDCODE compression ratio.
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The camera will automatically select the closest REDCODE to the desired target.
The display will always show the "current" compression ratio being used by the camera.
If the camera is able to achieve the desired target compression ratio, it will be displayed in white. If the
camera is unable to achieve the target compression ratio, it will be displayed in yellow.
The current compression ratio will automatically be re-calculated when changes are made to Resolution,
FPS, HDRX Mode, Media, or Target REDCODE.
C AME RA ID (SLA TE)
If operating on a multi-camera production, enter a different Camera ID for each camera; otherwise skip this
step; the camera is ready to shoot.
The Camera ID is set when the media is formatted. Refer to ADVANCED MENU > MEDIA for details.
RECORDING
Ensure a formatted REDMAG 1.8” SSD is inserted in the camera’s Side SSD Module, then fully depress any
one of the RECORD buttons located on the Brain, Side SSD Module, Side Handle or REDMOTE.
Fully depress again to stop recording. The camera will automatically create a unique and sequential file
name for each clip recorded on the SSD based on the Camera’s I.D set in the MEDIA menu.
REDCODE RAW data recordings store the Color Temperature and Exposure (ISO) and any RGB color
processing values you use in the monitor path as metadata. This metadata is used in REDCINE-X or other
post-production software as initial white balance, exposure and color correction points however, you are
free to change these values at any time when you process the RAW footage.
Time Code and Edge Code values used by the camera are Non Drop Frame (NDF); Drop Frame (DF) is not
supported. Audio is captured uncompressed at 24-bit resolution, 48KHz sample rate per channel.
Digital media such as REDMAG 1.8” SSDs are very robust, but should be treated with equal care as exposed
film or a videotape master. We recommend storing digital media that contains your footage in a secure
location and backing up the data to a digital archival media, such as data tape or hard disk drive.
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RECORD INDICATOR
When recording, the RED DSMC camera provides a variety of record indications (tallies):
Timecode, normally displayed in white colored text, will be displayed in red colored text.
A small Red dot will appear in the top right corner of the VIEWFINDER output(s).
The REC LED on the right side of the camera Brain will illuminate Red.
REDMOTE upper LED will illuminate Red, and the Timecode will turn Red.
If using a BOMB-EVF, the LED on the front will illuminate Red if Tally is enabled
SMPTE-RP188 timecode VITC-2 HANC metadata record flag will be enabled on HD-SDI outputs.
If enabled in the USER KEYS menu, the GPO trigger output in the CNTL connector will pulse.
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PLAYBACK
Playback is available on the RED DSMC Camera by going to SECONDARY MENUS > SETTINGS >
PLAYBACK or by touching the Playback arrow icon in the upper Left corner of the GUI.
The Playback function will display.
For complete details, go to SECONDARY MENUS > SETTINGS > PLAYBACK.
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MENU CONTROLS
Displayed in the Upper Display Group of the VIEWFINDER output(s), are FRAMERATE (FPS), EXPOSURE
(ISO), _._ (F/Stop), WHITE BALANCE, RESOLUTION, and QUALITY (REDCODE). These parameters are
adjustable directly through this screen. When using the touchscreen, directly to the right of these
parameters is the MENU icon
which when pressed will take you to the secondary camera set up menus.
ADJUSTMENTS
BASIC SETTING ADJUSTMENTS
SI DE H AND LE / RED MO TE
The MENU button can be used to ENTER the secondary menus, as well as CANCEL inside lists and for
navigating back up menus.
Navigate to the desired setting using the NAVIGATION GROUP direction keys and press ENTER.
Use the Scroll Wheel or Adjustment Ring to increase or decrease the parameter value.
When the desired value has been selected, press ENTER to set.
BASIC ADJUSTMENTS USING SIDE HANDLE ONLY
Although not recommended, the Side Handle can be used stand alone to make basic adjustments to FPS,
ISO, Shutter Speed, Resolution and REDCODE located on the Main Menu screen. Use the Navigation Group
to make these adjustments while watching the cursor placement under the desired setting on the side handle
LCD. When desired setting is selected, press the Enter button to access, then use the Scroll Wheel,
Directional Pad or Adjustment Ring to make changes. When done, press the Enter button again to set the
changed parameter. The MENU button can be used to ENTER the secondary menus, as well as CANCEL
inside lists and for navigating back up menus.
TO UCHSC RE EN
The MENU ICON can be used to ENTER the secondary menus, as well as CANCEL inside lists and for
navigating back up menus.
Touch the desired parameter for adjustment.
Slide your finger across the screen to scroll through the available parameter values.
When desired the parameter value has been selected, touch anywhere in the screen area to set.
To close an alpha numeric keypad when entering information directly, tap anywhere on the screen outside
the keypad.
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ADVANCED SETTING MENUS
At this time, only FRAMERATE, F-STOP, SHUTTER SPEED and WHITE BALANCE on the MAIN MENU have
advanced settings.
SI DE H AND LE / RED MO TE
1. Navigate to the desired setting using the NAVIGATION GROUP direction keys and then press the UP
directional key.
2. Use the direction keys to navigate to the desired parameter adjustment field and press ENTER to
confirm.
3. Use the Scroll Wheel to adjust the selected parameter value.
4. When desired selection is made, press the MENU button to set.
TO UCHSC RE EN
1. Press and hold the desired parameter to gain access to advanced setting adjustments.
2. Press the field - a keypad type menu may appear to allow adjustments.
3. Press the desired parameter settings to adjust.
4. When desired selection is made, press anywhere in the screen area to set and exit the advanced settings
submenu.
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MAIN MENU
Available options under the MAIN MENU are FRAMERATE (FPS), ISO (SENSITIVITY), F STOP, 1/SEC
(EXPOSURE), WHITE BALANCE, RESOLUTION, and QUALITY (REDCODE).
FPS
FPS is used to select an image capture frame rate that differs from the Project’s TIME BASE frame rate.
Ranges are as follows:
FORMAT
FRAME RATE (FPS)
MIN
MAX
5K
1
96
5K HD
1
96
5K 2:1
1
101
5K WS
1
5K ANA
FORMAT
FRAME RATE (FPS)
MIN
MAX
3K
1
160
3K HD
1
160
2K
1
240
121
2K HD
1
240
1
96
2K WS
1
303
4K
1
121
1K HD
1
359
4K HD
1
121
1K WS
1
400
Default is 24 fps (or the selected Project TIME BASE frame rate if not 23.98 or 24.00 fps).
VARISPEED
When a frame rate other than the current TIME BASE has been selected, the FPS text will turn Yellow and
VARISPEED will be shown where the Audio Meter is normally displayed at the lower right of the display.
NOTE: Audio is not recorded in VARISPEED mode.
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BASIC SETTINGS
Provides quick selection of the most common frame rates.
ADVANCED SETTINGS
When selected a numerical keypad will appear allowing the desired VARISPEED Framerate to be entered in 1
fps increments. Maximum frame rate is a function of RECORD RESOLUTION and REDCODE settings.
Granularity is 0.001 FPS.
A keypad is available for direct numeric entry of the VARISPEED FPS value. Touch the value bounded by the
+ and – labels to bring up, press outside the keypad to confirm the value.
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ISO (SENSITIVITY)
Adjusts the camera’s ISO rating. The sensitivity value is adjustable in 1/3rd stop increments. When the ISO
rating is adjusted, the camera logs the change as metadata and the monitor path reacts accordingly. Higher
ISO values lead to brighter images in the monitor path, and vice versa.
Range is ISO 250 – 12800
Default is ISO 800
F STOP
Aperture controls the depth of field of the subject imaged by the camera, and in combination with the shutter
speed / angle setting controls the amount of light falling on the sensor. i.e. exposure. Increasing the F stop
to a higher number reduces exposure as well as increases the depth of field, decreasing the F stop to a
lower number increases the exposure and decreases the depth of field. You can chose either 1/3 or 1/4
stops.
RED DSMC Ti PL Mount Installed
When a lens equipped with Cooke’s S4/i system is attached to the DSMC Ti PL Mount, the camera will
display the current aperture (F stop) of the attached lens.
DSMC Canon Mount Installed
This menu will appear when a DSMC Canon Mount is installed and a Canon EF or EF-S Lens or equivalent is
attached (a Non-Canon EF or EF-S Lens may not function as smoothly or accurately). Adjusts the aperture (F
stop) of the attached lens.
The attached lens for the example shown is a Canon EF 24-70mm.
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BA SIC S E TTING S
Allows adjustment of the aperture (F stop) of the attached lens. The range will vary depending on the
attached lens.
A DVA NCED SETTING S
When selected, the advanced settings menu allows fine control over the f-stop value under APERTURE and
focal distance under FOCUS.
APERTURE (F STOP)
Provides the ability to enter the F stop value directly.
Range depends on attached lens.
Default depends on attached lens.
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FOCUS
Provides the ability to enter the focal distance directly.
Range depends on attached lens.
Default depends on attached lens.
EXPOSURE
BASIC SETTINGS
Adjusts the exposure of each frame captured by the MYSTERIUM X sensor. Shutter speed presets are
provided for all common speeds (and shutter angles) for 24 / 25 fps and 50 / 60 fps project frame rates.
Decreasing Shutter Speed increases the amount of time over which light falls on the sensor, increasing
exposure and motion blur on any objects moving within the frame. Increasing Shutter Speed shortens the
amount of time over which light falls on the sensor, decreasing exposure and motion blur on objects moving
within the frame.
Range is 1/24 th sec – 1/8000 th sec - Slowest available speed is 1 second per frame / frame rate, so for 24 fps
it is 1/24 th sec.
Default is 1/48 th Sec.
If the camera is able to achieve the desired target exposure, it will be displayed in white. If the camera is
unable to achieve the target exposure, it will be displayed in yellow.
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ADVANCED SETTINGS
When selected, the advanced settings menu allows fine control over the Exposure value, and permits entry
in any of the three following common units – EXPOSURE (Shutter Speed), INTEGRATION TIME or ABSOLUTE
ANGLE (Shutter Angle).
E XP OSU RE (S PE ED)
Provides the ability to enter the Exposure value as a Shutter Speed (1/xx sec).
Range is 2 – 1/8000 th Sec - Slowest available speed is 1/frame rate, so for 24 fps it is 1/24 th Sec.
Default is 1/48 th Sec.
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IN TE G RA TI ON TI ME
Provides the ability to enter the Exposure value as a Shutter Integration Time (xx milliseconds).
Range is 0.125 to 41.708 mS (milliseconds)
Default is 20.833 MS
A BSO LU TE ANG LE
Provides the ability to enter the Exposure value as a Shutter Angle (xx Degrees).
Range is 1.000 to 360.000 Degrees
Default is 180.0 Degrees
As you adjust any of these three parameters, the camera will automatically calculate the equivalent value in
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the other units, but as a quick reference here are some common Speeds and Angles.
Convert Shutter Speed to Absolute Angle (for 24 FPS)
Equivalent Degrees = (Shutter Speed x Frame Rate x 360)
E.g. = (1/48 x 24 x 360) = (8640/48) = 180
SHUTTER
DEGREES
SHUTTER
DEGREES
1/32
270
1/120
72
1/48
180
1/192
45
1/50
172.8
1/348
22.5
1/60
144
1/696
11
1/96
90
1/1000
8.6
Convert Absolute Angles to Shutter Speed (for 24 FPS)
Equivalent Shutter = 1 / (Frame Rate x 360 / Angle)
E.g. = 1/ (24 x 360/180) = 1/ (8640/180) = 1/48
DEGREES
SHUTTER
DEGREES
SHUTTER
270
1/32
72
1/120
180
1/48
45
1/192
172.8
1/50
22.5
1/348
144
1/60
11
1/696
90
1/96
8.6
1/1000
WHITE BALANCE
BASIC SETTINGS
Allows you to manually set Color Temperature in the range from 1,700 to 100,000 KELVIN.
Range is 1,700 K to 10,000 K.
Default is 5600K.
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ADVANCED SETTINGS
When selected, allows additional adjustment of the White Balance. Available options are PRESET, COLOR
TEMP, TINT, and CALCULATE WHITE BALANCE. Press APPLY PRESET for settings to take effect.
P RESE T
Available preset options are:
Shade: Preset to 9,000K
Fluorescent: Preset to 4,500K
Cloudy: Preset to 7,500K
Tungsten: Preset to 3,200K
Daylight: Preset to 5,600K
Incandescent: Preset to 2,800K
Flash: Preset to 5,500K
C OLO R TE MP
Allows you to manually set Color Temperature in the range from 1,700 to 100,000 KELVIN. Default is 5600K.
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TIN T
Color Temperature calculations assume a pure light source that may not be true in the specific scene the
camera is imaging. To compensate for any residual colorcast, the TINT parameter can adjust the RGB color
balance with a compensating Magenta - Green color component. Default is 0.000. When selected, a
secondary keypad will appear allowing you to enter the desired Tint value directly.
NOTE: Selecting Calc White Balance calculates a new Tint value. This is maintained if the Color Temp is
adjusted via the Color Temp parameter. If you select ANY presets, Tint will be reset to zero, which is the
default value.
C A LC WHI TE BA LANC E
The Calc White Balance function analyzes the central 25% of the image visible in the monitor to calculate a
Color Temperature that will render a white object as white.
To use Calc White Balance function, place a White or Gray object under the ambient light, select the Calc
White Balance function and then press the Calc White Balance function box. Calc White Balance is also
assigned to a User Key on the REDMOTE and Side Handle as a factory default setting.
RESOLUTION
Allows adjustment of resolution.
Default is 5K 2:1
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REDCODE
Allows adjustment of REDCODE settings.
Range is 3:1 to 18:1
Default is 8:1
Use the scroll ribbon to select a target REDCODE compression ratio.
The camera will automatically select the closest REDCODE to the desired target.
The display will always show the "current" compression ratio being used by the camera.
If the camera is able to achieve the desired target compression ratio, it will be displayed in white. If the
camera is unable to achieve the target compression ratio, it will be displayed in yellow.
The current compression ratio will automatically be re-calculated when changes are made to Resolution,
FPS, HDRX Mode, Media, or Target REDCODE.
REDCO DE OPTIONS FOR VARIOUS FRAME RATES
Minimum frame rate is 1 sec per frame; maximum frame rate is a function of REDCODE setting, and record
resolution:
25
30
48
50
60
72
75
90
96
150
175
210
250
288
300
RC
3:1
RC
4:1
RC
4:1
RC
6:1
RC
7:1
RC
8:1
RC
9:1
RC
10:1
RC
12:1
RC
12:1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
5K
HD
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
4:1
RC
6:1
RC
6:1
RC
8:1
RC
9:1
RC
9:1
RC
11:1
RC
12:1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
5K
2:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
4:1
RC
6:1
RC
6:1
RC
8:1
RC
9:1
RC
9:1
RC
11:1
RC
12:1
RC
12:1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
5K
WS
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
5:1
RC
5:1
RC
6:1
RC
8:1
RC
8:1
RC
9:1
RC
10:1
RC
10:1
RC
12:1
-
-
-
-
-
-
5K
ANA
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
5:1
RC
5:1
RC
6:1
RC
7:1
RC
7:1
RC
8:1
RC
9:1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
4K
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
4:1
RC
5:1
RC
5:1
RC
6:1
RC
7:1
RC
8:1
RC
8:1
RC
9:1
RC
10:1
-
-
-
-
-
-
4K
HD
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
4:1
RC
4:1
RC
5:1
RC
6:1
RC
6:1
RC
7:1
RC
8:1
RC
8:1
RC
10:1
-
-
-
-
-
-
3K
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
4:1
RC
4:1
RC
5:1
RC
5:1
RC
5:1
RC
6:1
RC
8:1
-
-
-
-
-
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24
5K
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FORMAT
24
25
30
48
50
60
72
75
90
96
100
120
150
175
210
250
288
300
FRAME RATE (FPS)
3K
HD
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
4:1
RC
4:1
RC
4:1
RC
5:1
RC
5:1
RC
6:1
RC
7:1
-
-
-
-
-
2K
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
4:1
RC
4:1
RC
5:1
-
-
-
2K
HD
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
4:1
RC
5:1
-
-
-
2K
WS
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
4:1
RC
5:1
RC
6:1
RC
7:1
1K
HD
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
3:1
RC
4:1
RC
4:1
SECONDARY MENUS
Press the Menu button on the REDMOTE / Side Handle or touch the MENU icon
the Secondary Menus.
on the LCD to access
Available options in this menu screen are HDR, FOCUS, PRESETS, MEDIA, SETTINGS, and POWER.
EXPOSURE is not implemented at this time.
HDR MENU
Available options are HDR OFF, HDRx and STOPS.
NOTE: HDR mode cannot be modified when in Magnify 1:1 mode.
HDR ON / OFF
By default, HDRx is OFF (HDR button is illuminated Blue). In the Lower Status Group of the Viewfinder
screen, the HDR text is Gray, indicating HDRx is inactive.
To turn HDRx on, navigate to the HDRx button using the Navigation Group and press ENTER, or from the
touchscreen directly touch the HDRx button. In the Lower Status Group of the Viewfinder screen, the HDR
text will turn White, indicating HDRx is active.
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STOPS
To adjust the STOPS parameter, select the Stops box and use the UP / DOWN arrows to adjust.
Range is 1 to 6.
Default is 2.
FOCUS MENU
The Focus Menu is used to enable and select Focus parameters including MODE, ZONES, and ENHANCED
A/F.
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MODE
M ANU A L FOCUS
You can select either MANUAL or CONFIRM. The default is MANUAL.
MANUAL
When selected, all focus operations are manual.
CONFIRM
Enables the Center or Spot focus target square. This mode provides additional focus assistance to the
photographer using RED, YELLOW, and GREEN color changes to the focus spot window. Inadequate subject
illumination and/or contrast may interfere with normal Focus Confirm operation.
For best results with Focus Confirm, operators should 'rock' the focus ring -- focusing through the point of
optimum focusing and back again in decreasing amplitude -- as when 'zeroing-in' for precision manual
focus.
A U TO FO CUS
NOTE: The following menus will ONLY appear if a DSMC Canon Mount is installed with a Canon or Sigma
lens attached.
With a DSMC Canon Mount installed and a supported lens attached, available options become MANUAL,
CONFIRM, SINGLE, CONTINUOUS, TOUCH TRACK, and RACK. Default is MANUAL.
All settings except MANUAL place a single target square on the screen (depending on the ZONES selection)
that indicates where the image is in focus.
Pressing the designated button for spot focus (REDMOTE / Side Handle button A default) will cycle you
through each Focus Mode option in order as you press the button repeatedly.
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Performance of Auto Focus may be reduced under the following conditions:
The subject is dark or distant.
There is inadequate contrast between the subject and background.
The scene has reflective highlights.
The subject is backlit.
There is inadequate surface contrast/detail inside the window.
NOTE: Edge Mode can be used for additional assistance in these conditions. Refer to SETTINGS MENU >
DISPLAY > TOOLS > EDGE.
MANUAL
When selected, all focus operations are manual.
CONFIRM
Enables the Center or Spot focus target square. This mode provides additional focus assistance to the
photographer using RED, YELLOW, and GREEN color changes to the focus spot window. Inadequate subject
illumination and/or contrast may interfere with normal Focus Confirm operation.
For best results with Focus Confirm, operators should 'rock' the focus ring -- focusing through the point of
optimum focusing and back again in decreasing amplitude -- as when 'zeroing-in' for precision manual
focus.
SINGLE
A Focus / Record Button half-press performs single-shot AF. Optimized for rapid focus even under lowcontrast conditions. Works with both Center and Spot Zones.
CONTINUOUS
Once engaged with half-press, will attempt to keep objects in AF window in focus. Works best with good
lighting and contrast. Works with both Center and Spot Zones.
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TOUCH TRACK
Dynamically updating positionable AF using touchscreen. Works with Spot Zone only. Keep AF Spot on
subject while moving across frame, will continuously focus on spot.
RACK
For quickly selecting two focus points and executing rack focus between them. Focus points are selected
using the Touchscreen. Shutter half-press executes rack movement. Works with Spot Zone only.
Rack mode remembers the last Center or Spot position and focus setting as the first rack point. A second
rack point needs to be defined by moving the spot window to the desired second location. If the spot
window is not moved, a shutter half-press will only cause the lens to execute a single AF adjustment on the
original Spot. On the other hand, when two rack points have already been defined, the rack point can be
updated by moving the spot to a new location. This will replace the rack point that is not in focus at that
moment.
ZONES
Available options are CENTER and SPOT. Default is CENTER. This control allows selection of the boxes
used to indicate objects in/out of focus.
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CE NTE R
Provides a large target square for focus. When objects located in the target are in focus, the square is
Yellow or Green. When objects located in the square are out of focus, the square is Red.
S PO T
Provides a small target for precise focus (similar to Center focus, only smaller). When objects located in the
target are in focus, the target is Yellow or Green. When objects located in the target are out of focus, the
target is Red.
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SPOT FOCUS INDICATOR
Moving
The spot focus square can be moved around the screen.
Touchscreen
Press and hold the Touchscreen on the location you wish to relocate the Spot Focus window. While pressing
on the touchscreen, you can drag and reposition the focus target.
Side Handle / REDMOTE
1. Navigate to the focus menu.
2. Press the down arrow on the Navigation Group.
3. The spot focus square line weight will increase and the Red cursor under FOCUS will dim slightly.
4. Use the directional arrows to move the Spot Focus square to the desired location.
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5. Press the ENTER button.
6. To exit, Press the MENU button.
Resizing
The spot focus square can be resized using the Navigational Wheel or the Touchscreen.
Touchscreen
Each double-tap the Spot window will step through the three possible window sizes. After reaching the
largest size, the sequence will restart with the window at the smallest size.
Side Handle / REDMOTE
After following Steps 1-3 in the instructions for Spot window repositioning (see above), simply rotate the
Scroll Wheel to cycle through the three possible window sizes. Press MENU to exit.
ENHANCED A/F
Enhanced A/F has an auto-focus algorithm that offers better performance and improved visual indicators
when in Confirm mode. After you select the ENHANCED A/F checkbox, all monitors that are currently set to
Overlay or Menus mode will be dedicated to only using the Enhanced A/F feature. Each monitor using
Enhanced A/F will be in Clean mode (no overlay) with a set resolution of 720p and update frequency of 60
Hz. (You cannot select a frequency other than 60 Hz at this time.) You will no longer have control over these
monitors until you disable the Enhanced A/F feature.
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C ON FI RM IND IC A TO RS
You can select any of the following CONFIRM INDICATORS when using Enhanced A/F: NONE, CIRCLE, BAR,
and PIE.
NOTE: You must be in Confirm mode in order to see the confirm indicators on the screen.
NONE
A square target displays, and operates just like the target square in Confirm mode
When objects located in the target are in focus, the target is Yellow or Green. When objects located in the
target are out of focus, the target is Red.
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CIRCLE
A yellow circle displays around a square target. When objects located in the square target are in focus, the
target is Yellow or Green, and the yellow circle is almost the same size as the square. When objects located
in the target are out of focus, the square target is Red, and the yellow circle gets bigger.
BAR
A bar target displays. When objects located in the target are in focus, the target is Yellow or Green, and the
vertical bar on the right side is filled up. When objects located in the target are out of focus, the bar target is
Red and the vertical bar on the left side is almost empty.
PIE
A pie target displays. When objects located in the target are in focus, the pie target is Yellow or Green, and
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the line around the curve is filled up. When objects located in the target are out of focus, the pie target is
Red and the line around the curve is almost empty.
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LENS INFORMATION DISPLAY
RED DSMC TI PL MOUNT + LENS
When a RED DSMC Ti PL Mount is installed and a Lens equipped with Cooke’s S4/i system (or equivalent is
attached, the Focal Length and Focal Distance is displayed on the LCD, EVF and external monitors.
The focal length and focal distance values and range will vary depending on the attached lens. When the
focal length or focal distance of the lens is manipulated, the current values are displayed.
DSMC CANON MOUNT + LENS
When a DSMC Canon Mount is installed, and a Canon EF or EF-S Lens or equivalent is attached, the Focal
Length and Focal Distance is displayed on the LCD, EVF and external monitors. When AF is set to Manual or
Confirm mode, the focus distance displays as a pair of Near - Far distances. When it is in AF mode, a single
estimated Focus distance is displayed.
The focal length and focal distance values and range will vary depending on the attached lens. When the
focal length of the lens is manipulated, the current value is displayed under Focal Length. The Focal
Distance can be changed under MAIN MENU > -.- (F-STOP) > ADVANCED SETTINGS.
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EXPOSURE MENU
Not implemented at this time.
PRESETS MENU
CAMERA PRESETS
Camera Presets are used to store and recall camera setup information such as LOOKs, key mappings, I/O
configuration, etc.
Your RED DSMC camera has a number of factory-installed presets.
A P PLYING A PRE SE T
1. Select PRESETS from the secondary menus
2. Select the desired preset from the selection ribbon
3. Press APPLY button
4. Use the selection ribbon to select
Custom presets may be created to store groups of camera settings. For example; White Balance and ISO
settings for a particular shooting location can be captured as a preset and easily recalled later.
Presets can also be saved on an SSD and applied to other RED DSMC cameras.
C RE A TING A PRE SE T
1. Select PRESETS from the secondary menus
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2. Select CREATE and enter a name for the new preset
3. Press OK on keyboard to save the preset name
4. Copy the desired settings from the left box of the interface to the right box using the select one (-->) or
All -> button
5. Select and press CREATE button (upper right corner of the screen)
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6. The preset has been created and is now stored on the camera.
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S HA RING P RE SE TS
Presets may be shared between RED DSMC cameras using SSD media.
Camera to Camera
Camera to Multiple Cameras
Select PRESETS from the secondary menu:
Select Presets from Secondary Menu
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COPY PRESETS FROM CAMERA TO SSD
Use scroll ribbon to select desired preset in camera box
Use --> button to add the preset to the SSD box
COPY PRESETS FROM SSD TO CAMERA
Use scroll ribbon to select desired preset in SSD box
Use <-- button to add the preset to the Camera box
The following window will appear
Select YES to copy the preset to the camera and apply the setting
Select No to copy the preset to the camera without applying the settings
LOOKS PRESETS
Look Presets allows you to save the specific color, image, white balance, and detail settings to be used for
other projects. As looks are created, they will be displayed alphabetically.
Looks Presets
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For detailed information on LOOKs, see the REDCINE-X Operation Guide, available on RED.com
AUTO PRESETS
The Auto Presets function allows you to specify pre-selected presets on Startup and for Preview and
Playback
MEDIA MENU
The Media Menu is used to format media (SSD) prior to use on the camera as well as to Eject (unmount) the
media prior to removal from the camera. Available options when selected are SELECT MEDIA, FORMAT
MEDIA, EJECT MEDIA, and UTILITIES.
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IMPORTANT: Media MUST be ejected from the camera before removal to prevent corruption and/or loss of
data on media.
SELECT MEDIA
Allows you to select the Media location to be used by the camera. Default is the Side SSD (S-SSD) Module.
FORMAT MEDIA
When selected, a new dialog box will appear allowing you to add properties to the media highlighted in the
Current Media box when formatting. Available options are REEL NO, CAM ID, CAM POS, and FORMAT to
format the media with the values entered.
NOTE: If clips are present on the media, you will be informed of how many clips will be erased when you
format the media.
REE L NO.
When selected a keypad will appear allowing you to enter a value between 1 and 999.
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C AME RA ID (SLA TE)
Identifies the camera with a letter A through Z. Default is A.
C AME RA POS (P OSI TI ON)
Identifies the camera position as Right, Left or Center. Default is Center.
ED GE TI MECODE S TA RT
Users may manually enter an Edge Timecode value (seldom used).
FO RMA T
When selected, formats the media and adds the selected properties.
During formatting, the camera will display “Formatting” with a Green status bar. REDMOTE will also display
this message.
When formatting is complete, camera will display “The magazine was successfully re-formatted. The digital
magazine is ready for immediate use. REDMOTE will also display this message.
EJECT MEDIA
When selected will Eject (unmount) the media highlighted in the Select Media box.
When ejected, camera will display “Media Ejected Successfully”. REDMOTE will also display this message.
UTILITIES
Options are SECURE FORMAT.
S ECU RE FO RMA T
Secure Format is a low-level format the rebuilds the SSD file system. It should only be used if the
performance of the SSD is in question.
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NOTE: If clips are present on the media, you will be informed of how many clips will be erased when you
secure format the media.
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SETTINGS MENU
This section describes the various secondary controls available to configure the camera. Menu options are
DISPLAY LOOK, PROJECT, AUDIO, RECORDING, SETUP, MAINTENANCE, and PLAYBACK.
DISPLAY
Available options are TOOLS, ZEBRA, MONITOR CONTROL, MODES, GUIDES, and TEST SIGNALS.
TO O LS
The Tools menu permits the operator to adjust the GUI elements displayed on the Viewfinder output(s)
Available options are NONE, EXPOSURE, FOCUS, VIDEO, EDGE, MAGNIFY, and RAW. The Dialog is
available by either going to SETTINGS > DISPLAY > TOOLS or simply clicking on the histogram in the lower
left.
NONE
Turns off any of the display modes in the Lower Status Group.
EXPOSURE
This will show areas of under exposure (Purple) or over exposure (Red) on top of a monochrome image. The
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color is based on RAW data so over/under exposure refers to data actually close to clipping in the sensor.
When selected, the icon “E√” will be displayed in the Lower Status Group.
The EXPOSURE meter’s color bands provide the following information:
Purple Minimum Exposure
Red
Maximum Exposure
Between minimum and maximum exposure values, the image is displayed as a monochrome image.
In the image, Purple areas represent sensor exposure levels that are likely to be noisy if gained up in postproduction. Red areas represent sensor exposure levels that are at clipping.
NOTE: As EXPOSURE meters sensor RAW information, it is not affected by any RGB domain adjustments such as ISO rating, FLUT, White Balance, Video Gain or other LOOK information.
NOTE: Because the RAW data represents a wider color space than RGB, provided that the Red (clip) color
is not present in EXPOSURE view, even if Red (clip) color is present in VIDEO view, the apparently clipped
RGB highlights can be recovered in post-production by adjustment of ISO, FLUT or changing the KNEE and
WHITE values of the CURVE box.
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FOCUS
This will emphasize edges in the image without changing brightness/image content so it is easier to judge if
the image is in focus. By adjusting your lens zoom and focus you can see which objects are coming into and
falling out of focus. When selected, the icon “F√” will be displayed in the Lower Status Group.
VIDEO
VIDEO displays a multi-color color overlay that allows you to check the video level of the RGB monitor path
(calibrated to the SMPTE test signal) and any outputs driven from that path - such as HD-SDI and HDMI.
When selected, the icon “V√” will be displayed in the Lower Status Group.
Purple represents Super-Black, Dark Blue represents Black, Teal represents deep shadow, Green represents
18% Gray, Pink represents Skin Tone, Straw represents White, and Yellow, Orange and RED represent
various degrees of signal clipping in RGB space.
By adjusting ISO, FLUT and Shadow while looking at VIDEO check, the operator can ensure that Black,
White and 18% Gray values conform to the desired levels on the HD-SDI and /or HDMI outputs.
The VIDEO bands provide the following information:
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At all other values, the monochrome image displayed represents the luminance value of the ISO adjusted
image.
EDGE
EDGE displays a color overlay that outlines the edges of objects in an outline mode. By adjusting your lens
zoom and focus you can pinpoint focus. When selected, the icon “F√” will be displayed in the Lower Status
Group.
WARNING: This will potentially interfere with recordings done via HDMI/HD-SDI in "Clean" Mode!
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MAGNIFY
Magnify displays the central region of the sensor in 1:1 pixel resolution. When enabled, the 1:1 text in the
Lower Status Group will change to Green and you will see the AF Window and the magnified region.
The AF Window determines the center point of the magnified 1:1 region. If you have a lens or lens mount
that isn’t capable of autofocus with the DSMC, use Confirm mode to turn on the AF Window.
The AF Window cannot zoom in on any areas close to the edge of the screen and the size of the AF Window
depends on the monitor screen.
If in Magnify mode, when the Record button is pressed, the system will automatically exit this mode. When
using a touchscreen, you can also perform this function by pinching your fingers together and apart.
NOTE: HDR mode cannot be modified when in Magnify 1:1 mode.
NOTE: When in magnify mode, you will not be able to adjust frame rate or resolution. These
options will be Grayed out.
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RAW
RAW displays the image at a standardized ISO 320 without any look customization. When selected, the word
“RAW” displays in the Histogram in the Lower Status Bar.
Z EBRA
Zebras enable and adjust the upper and lower values for two independent Zebra indicators. One zebra may
be used for highlight exposure, and the other for mid tone or shadows. Zebras will be visible when in 1:1
zoom. By default, Zebra 1 and 2 are disabled.
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ZEBRA 1
To enable, select ZEBRA 1 check box. Areas of the image exposed within these ranges will be indicated by
crosshatched overlays at - 45 degrees relative to vertical. Zebra 1 is shown in the image below.
High IRE
Change the desired setting between 93 and 109 (default is 108).
Low IRE
Change the desired setting between 75 and 107 (default is 99).
ZEBRA 2
To enable, select ZEBRA 2 check box. Areas of the image exposed within these ranges will be indicated by
crosshatched overlays at + 45 degrees relative to vertical. Zebra 2 is shown in the image below.
High IRE
Change the desired setting between 1 and 99 (default is 47).
Low IRE
Change the desired setting between 0 and 84 (default is 44).
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M ONI TOR CONTRO L
MONITOR
Configure the settings for each of your monitors.
Mode
Determines what information you want displayed on your monitor. The following modes exist, but the
availability of each mode changes dynamically based on other settings:
Menus: The menus display.
Overlay: The overlay displays (you can select different overlays from the Overlay drop-down menu).
Clean: Only the video displays, you do not see any menus or overlay items.
Mirror: Mirrors another screen at the same resolution. You cannot mirror a screen that is set to Clean.
A maximum of 4 screens can be assigned at a mode other than Clean given time. After assigned 4 screens
to anything other than Clean, your remaining options will only be Clean or Mirror.
Overlay
Select which overlay you want on the monitor. You can choose any of the RED overlays (NONE, OVERVIEW,
STANDARD) or one of your own custom overlays.
Resolution and Frequency
You can change the monitor resolution and frequency. The selection of each setting will be filtered by the
camera to prevent selection of an integer output frequency when a non-integer Project Frame Rate has been
selected, and vice versa. The output frame rate has no restriction.
Each monitoring output can support the following resolutions (the camera will filter the available selections):
720 p
1080 p
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Each monitoring output can support the following frequencies (the camera will filter the available selections):
23.98 Hz
29.97 Hz
50.00 Hz
60.00 Hz
25.00 Hz
30.00 Hz
59.94 Hz
AUTO
For changes to take effect, the camera MUST be restarted.
Tools
Select the TOOLS checkbox to enable the false color modes (the color modes are available in SETTINGS >
TOOLS) on the monitor.
Flip/Mirror UI
When the FLIP/MIRROR UI check box is selected, the overlay and menus are upside down (rotated 180°) on
your monitor. This setting doesn’t change how your footage is captured; you will only see the difference on
the monitor.
Flip Video
When the FLIP VIDEO check box is selected, the video footage is upside down and mirrored (not rotated) on
your monitor. This setting doesn’t change how your footage is captured; you will only see the difference on
the monitor.
Framed Overlay
The video display is scaled down on the monitor so that the overlay items fit outside of the video area rather
than over it.
OVERLAY
You can create custom overlays that include specific items and icons. Overlays can be stored on the camera
or transferred to SSD, so that you can build a library of overlays or quickly copy an overlay from one camera
to another via SSD.
1. Go to SETTINGS > DISPLAY > MONITOR CONTROL > OVERLAY.
2. Click CREATE.
3. Enter a name for the overlay and click OK.
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4. Click one of the soft keys to add an icon to that area of the screen.
5. Select the icon or item that you want to add, and click ADD.
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6. Add all of the icons and items to the overlay. Please note that you can only go 3 rows deep.
7. After setting up your overlay, select CREATE.
The new overlay displays in the CAMERA list. You can save your overlays to an SSD and build a library of
overlays.
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PRIORITY
The monitor priority determines the priority in which the monitors will become the control surface. You can
also choose for the system to automatically assign Menu mode to the highest priority active monitor.
NOTE: There can only be one control surface active at any given time.
BRIGHTNESS
You can control the brightness of each of your LCDs and EVFs. Slide to the right for a brighter display; slide
to the left for a dimmer display.
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GESTURES
These options apply ONLY to the Touchscreen LCD.
Pinch to Magnify
When selected, you can use two fingers to pinch inward OR slide apart to enable Focus Zoom. To return to
normal view, use two fingers to pinch inward OR slide apart.
Double-Click Right 25% to Record
When selected, the right 25% of the screen can be double-tapped to start and double-tapped again to stop
recording.
Double-Click Left 25% to Start AF
When selected, the left 25% of the screen can be double-tapped to start the Auto focus when compatible
lenses are used. For a list of compatible lenses, go to APPENDIX D: Electronically Supported Lenses on
page 182.
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M ODE S
Available screen display mode adjustments are EXPOSURE, SHUTTER MODE, APERTURE, FOCUS
DISTANCE, REMAINING POWER, VU METER SOURCE, HISTOGRAM, and LOOKAROUND.
EXPOSURE
Selects GUI display of Shutter Exposure on Main screen as Time (1/xx sec) or Angle (Degrees). Default is
Time. Time is shown below.
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SHUTTER
Enables one of two shutter timing (duration) modes: Absolute or Relative.
Absolute: In Absolute mode, the shutter time is maintained when changing the framerate (which will change
the angle), and the shutter speed displays in White text. Absolute is the default mode.
Relative: In Relative mode, the shutter angle is maintained when changing the framerate (which will change
the time), and the shutter speed displays in Yellow text.
NOTE: If the operator requests a shutter speed that is outside the capability of the camera, the camera will
automatically limit them when a limiting parameter changes.
APERTURE
Selects GUI display of f/stop as 1/4 f Stop or 1/3 f Stop. Default is 1/3.
FOCAL DISTANCE
Allows you to set the Lens Info to display in Metric or Imperial measurements. Default is Imperial.
GUI DES
This sub-menu provides a selection of frame guides and safe action and safe title guides. User definable
frame, safe action, and safe title guides may be saved as a user preference, thereby permitting the camera
guides to be fully customized for any application. Available options are Size, Line Style, Color and
Transparency.
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MODE
Available options are Off, Full, 4:3, 16:9, 1.85:1, 1.9:1, 2.4:1, User and Absolute.
SCALE
Available range is 0-100%
OFFSET X/Y
Available range is 0-100%
APPEARANCE
Line Style: You can choose the following line styles: Solid, Dashed, or Bracket
Color: Sets the frame guideline color to White, Gray, Teal, Purple, Yellow, Green, Blue, Red, or Black.
Select the color that provides maximum color contrast with the scene you are shooting. Default is White
Opacity: Sets the frame guide opacity. Available options are 0%, 25%, 50%, 75% and 100%.
RELATIVE TO FRAME GUIDE
Check box allows Action and Title Guides to be sized and positioned relative to the Frame Guide or to the
recording area.
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GENERAL TAB
Center
Controls the position of the center marker
Can be relative to the recording area or any of the guides
Color and opacity are selectable
Grid
Controls the location and appearance of the 1/3 grid
Can be relative to the recording area or any of the guides
Color and opacity are selectable
Shading
Shades the screen outside of the selected area
Can be relative to the recording area or any of the guides
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Color and opacity are selectable
TE S T SIGN A LS
Permits the video monitor outputs to be replaced with a video test pattern. Available test patterns are CHIP
CHART, SMPTE BARS, and LUMA RAMP. You can also enable AUDIO TONE.
To enable a desired test signal, select the desired test signal box. To exit the test signal, tap the
touchscreen one time or press the Enter or Menu button on the Side Handle or REDMOTE.
Chip Chart
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SMPTE Bars with Pluge Pulse
Luma Ramp
NOTE: RED DSMC test signals are not recordable, they are provided to help align external video monitors
connected via the HD-SDI or HDMI outputs.
LOOK
The LOOK menu permits adjustment of COLOR, GAIN, FLUT ® , and CURVE metadata values. These
parameters will affect the look of the monitor path, but do not affect the actual REDCODE RAW data being
recorded.
C OLO R
The Color sub-menu permits adjustment of SATURATION, CONTRAST, and BRIGHTNESS.
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SATURATION
Adjusts color saturation. Range is 0.0 (monochrome) to +3.8 (super color). Default is 1.0.
CONTRAST
Adjusts the overall contrast of the image. Range is -1.0 (flat) to +1.0 (max contrast). Default is 0.0.
BRIGHTNESS
Adjusts brightness without crushing highlights. Available range is – 10.0 to +10.0. Default is 0.0.
G AIN
The GAIN sub-menu permits adjustment of RED GAIN, BLUE GAIN and GREEN GAIN.
RED
Adjusts the gain of the RED channel only. Range is 0.0 (no Red) to 10.0. Default is 1.0.
BLUE
Adjusts the gain of the BLUE channel only. Range is 0.0 (no Blue) to 10.0. Default is 1.0.
GREEN
Adjusts the gain of the GREEN channel only. Range is 0.0 (no Green) to 10.0. Default is 1.0.
FLU T
The FLUT sub-menu permits adjustment of FLUT, EXPOSURE COMPENSATION and SHADOW.
FLUT
FLUT (Floating Point Lookup Table) adjusts mid-range tone values. Range -8.0 to +8.0. Default is 0.0.
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EXPOSURE
Adjusts exposure compensation. Available exposure range is –7.0 to +7.0. Default is 0.0.
SHADOW
Shadow adjusts the toe value of the FLUT or in other words, the tone near Black. Range is -2.0 to +2.0.
Default is 0.0. Increasing the Shadow value raises the video level of near Blacks. Lowering the Shadow value
crushes the video level of near Blacks.
CU RV ES
The curves dialog box allows the user to set define curves for Luminance, and the red, green, and blue
channels.
C OLO R/G AM MA
The COLOR/GAMMA sub-menu permits adjustment of the monitor output Color Space and Gamma curves.
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PRO JECT
The project menu sets the operating parameters the camera will use for a given project. Options available
are TIME BASE and TIME CODE.
TI ME BA SE
Sets the TIME BASE (fps) to be used for the project - the primary acquisition frame rate, time code count
and playback & editing frame rate. Setting is displayed in the lower left corner of VIEWFINDER output(s).
Available options are 23.98, 24.00, 25.00, 29.97, 47.96, 48.00, 50.00, and 59.94. Default is 23.98.
TI ME CO DE
Options are EXTERNAL TC and INTERNAL USER-PROVIDED TC.
TIME CODE DISPLAY
Time Code Display allows you to choose between Time of Day (TOD) and Edge display. In TOD mode, the
time runs continually. With edge display, the time code starts and stops coincident with recording.
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TIME CODE SOURCE
Selects the TIME CODE source to be used. Available options are USER PROVIDED, EXTERNAL: BRAIN, and
EXTERNAL: REAR MODULE.
TIME CODE SOURCE
MODE
COMMENTS
User Provided (Internal)
Real Time Clock (RTC)
When selected the camera uses the cameras Real Time Clock as
the time code counter source (snapshot of the RTC.)
Set Manually
When selected allows the user to define a custom value as the
time code counter seed.
The three numerical boxes below allow you to set hours,
minutes and seconds (in that order).
External: Brain
Varies by device
Uses the time code from an external device connected to an
input on the camera brain
External: Rear Module
Varies by device
Uses the time code from an external device connected to an
input on a rear module such as the RED PRO I/O MODULE
Time Code and HANC data
The time code displayed becomes the primary time code HANC data while the other time code is sent as
secondary.
S LA TE
When selected, a new dialog box will appear allowing you to add properties to the media highlighted in the
Current Media box when formatting. Available options are CAM ID, CAM POS and SET to set the values
entered.
Auto-Incrementing Take
If there is a value entered in the Scene box, the camera will automatically increment the take number every
time the camera starts and stops recording.
NOTE: The scene name is limited to eight characters.
Scene Information
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Camera Information
Project Information
Auto Slate Information
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SYST EM STATUS
Selecting System Status from the Project menu displays key project information.
AUDIO
The AUDIO menu lets you configure the audio subsystem. Sub-menus available are AUDIO and AUDIO
CHANNELS.
A UDIO CON TRO L
Audio channel level inputs are displayed in the lower section of the screen. When audio is enabled, the circle
next to CH1, CH2 etc… will be Green and the box around the signal will be highlighted.
PRE-AMP
Allows you to adjust pre-amplifier levels. Range 30 to 60 dB.
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HEADPHONE
Allows you to adjust levels for headphones that you plug into the DSMC brain. Range -28 to -0 dB.
CAM MIX, REAR MIX, AND MONITOR MIX
Cam Mix (Camera Mix): Controls audio for the camera.
Rear: Controls audio for any rear module, such as the PRO I/O MODULE.
Monitor: Controls audio for all monitors that provide audio.
Audio tracks may be assigned to the Left, Middle, or Right side of a stereo mix.
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A UDIO CHAN NE LS
Allows selection of audio inputs and operational modes.
INPUT
Available inputs are CH 1/2 and CH 3/4.
NOTE: For cameras not equipped with a PRO I/O MODULE, options are CH 1/2.
Source
Audio is always recorded at channel pairs. Each of the two channel pairs can be assigned to one of the
following sources:
None
Camera Analog Microphone Input (Cam Analog)
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Pro I/O Analog Microphone/Line In Input (Pro I/O Analog)
Pro I/O AES A or AES B Digital Input (Pro I/O AES A)
NOTE: For cameras not equipped with a PRO I/O MODULE, options are NONE or CAM ANALOG.
Mode
The following camera input modes are available: BALANCED MICROPHONE, UNBALANCED MICROPHONE.
If you’re using the PRO-I/O MODULE, these additional modes are also available: LINE IN 0 DBU and LINE IN
0 VU.
Link
Enables linkage between Channel Gain controls.
RECORDING
This menu lets you select and configure different recording modes. Tabs available are MODE, FRAME
PROCESSING, and PRE-RECORD.
M ODE
You can select the following recording modes: CONTINUOUS RECORD, INTERNAL TIMELAPSE TIMER,
EXTERNAL FRAME TRIGGER, SPEED RAMP MODE, and EXTERNAL RECORD ONLY.
CONTINUOUS RECORD
Normal recording mode. You can limit each recording to a specific amount of frames.
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INTERNAL TIMELAPSE TIMER AND EXTERNAL FRAME TRIGGER
These timelapse modes allow you to set the recording to end at a predefined frame limit by configuring the
Limit Recording to fields. You can also set a specific amount of frames to be captured during an interval
between 1-3,599 seconds (in Internal Timelapse Timer mode) or during a pulse of the trigger (in External
Frame Trigger mode).
In Internal Timelapse Timer mode, the trigger is the REC key or any key that is programmed to start
recording. In External Frame Trigger mode, the trigger is any key that is mapped to the action RECORD:
EXTERNAL FRAME TRIGGER.
For example, in Internal Timelapse Timer mode, you can choose to record a total amount of 1000 frames,
and take 1 frame every 4.67 seconds. After you’ve recorded 1000 frames (which will take 4,670.00 seconds),
the recording process will stop.
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While recording in this mode, you can see how many frames you’ve recorded out of the total amount of
frames on the overlay.
SPEED RAMP MODE
This mode lets you program the framerate to transition to a target framerate during an interval.
1. Set the recording to end at a predefined frame limit by configuring the Limit Recording to fields
(optional).
2. Set the TARGET framerate.
3. Set the DURATION. This is how long it will take the camera to transition from your current framerate to
the target framerate.
4. Program a key to start the speed ramp (SETTINGS > SETUP > KEYS > RECORD: START SPEED RAMP).
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5. Start recording.
6. When you are ready to start the speed ramp, press the key that you’ve mapped to RECORD: START
SPEED RAMP.
The framerate transitions to your target framerate during the duration you set up. After you reach your
target framerate, the camera continues to record at that framerate until you stop recording.
NOTE: Your camera may automatically change your exposure setting during the speed ramp process due to
the changes in framerate.
EXTERNAL RECORD ONLY
This defeats recording onto the Brain's SSD but continues to flag "REC START / STOP" in the HD-SDI HANC
metadata, so an external recorder can be remotely START / STOPPED by the Brain via the REC key(s).
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FRA ME P ROCES SING
You can select the following frame processing settings: NO FRAME PROCESSING, FRAME SUMMING,
FRAME AVERAGING.
NO FRAME PROCESSING
Normal frame processing mode. The FRAMES TO PROCESS selection will not affect your recording.
FRAME SUMMING
The Frame Summing setting takes the number of specified frames, combines them into 1 frame, and adds
together the exposure time for each of the original frames. Frame summing results in a final image that is
brighter and possibly blurrier than any of the original frames. You can use frame summing to achieve the
effect of long-exposure.
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For example, if you select 16 as your FRAMES TO PROCESS value, and set your exposure to 1/48 sec, your
resulting image will have a new exposure value of 1/3 sec (16 x 1/48).
NOTE: When you’re in preview mode, you will not see frame summing take effect. Once you start recording,
you will be able to see the brightened image. You may have to experiment with your exposure and frame
summing settings before you achieve the brightness and effect you want.
FRAME AVERAGING
The Frame Averaging setting takes the number of specified frames, combines them into 1 frame, and
averages the exposure time for each of the original frames. You can use frame averaging to achieve the
effect of long-exposure along with the benefits of reduced noise. However, frame averaging does affect
motion blur characteristics.
For example, if you select 16 as your FRAMES TO PROCESS value, and set your exposure to 1/48 sec, your
resulting image will still have the exposure value of 1/48 sec along with the effect of long-exposure.
NOTE: When you’re in preview mode, you will not see frame averaging take effect. Once you start
recording, you will be able to see the altered image. You may have to experiment with your exposure and
frame averaging settings before you achieve the effect you want.
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P RE- REC ORD
When enabled, the Pre-Record setting continuously captures a cache of footage before you start recording.
You can select to have 4-30 seconds (incremented at an interval of 2 seconds) of pre-record time added to
your actual footage. When Pre-Record is enabled, you won't miss the start of a shot by being a little slow on
the trigger.
To enable Pre-Record, you can do any of the following:
Select the ALWAYS TRIGGER PRE-RECORD BEFORE RECORDING check box
Click TRIGGER PRE-RECORD NOW
Map Pre-Record to a key (SETTINGS > SETUP > KEYS > RECORD: START PRE-RECORD)
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SETUP
This menu permits a variety of system setup tasks to be accomplished. Options available are KEYS /
SHORTCUTS, DATE / TIME, NETWORK, SERIAL, REMOTE, GPIO, and SYSTEM.
KE YS
Use Keys function to customize the assignment of DSMC camera controls.
KEY MAPPING AND SOFT KEYS
With Key Mapping, you press the key you want to change and follow on-screen instructions to complete the
change.
When the Key Mapping tab is highlighted:
Press the camera key you want to change.
Use the pull down to select the desired function
Press menu or a blank area of the touchscreen to save the setting
OPTIONS
Select the desired option
Press menu or a blank area of the touchscreen to save the setting
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ADVANCED
The advanced tab allows you to set key functions using a series of pull down menus
Select Key Source (Brain, REDMOTE, Side SSD, etc.)
Select the key you wish to change
Select the desired key action
WARNING: Do not remap the navigation keys (Up, Down, Left, Right, Select (Enter), or Menu) on the side
handle doing so could render the camera inoperable.
D A TE / TI ME
This menu allows the user to reset the battery backed up internal clock of the camera. This time value is
used as a timestamp on the .R3D files when recording to the RED MAG 1.8” SSD media.
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NOTE: Enter time in 24-hour clock format. i.e. 2:35 pm should be entered as 14:35:00.
C OM MUNIC A TIO N
Communication Menu allows you to set a unique identification for the camera (or a group of cameras) when
operating in command and control communications network. Parameters are NAME, GROUP, TARGET, set a
SERIAL PROTOCOL, ENABLE DHCP, C2C or EXT, IP ADDRESS, NETMASK and GATEWAY. Using the serial
port or a direct Ethernet interconnect, two cameras, or one camera and one external device can be
connected. If the camera is connected via Ethernet to a hub or router, multiple cameras and devices can
communicate to each other.
NAME
Allows the user to create a unique camera NAME used in network communications
NOTE: The camera name field is limited to 8 characters.
GROUP
A camera can also be identified as a member of a GROUP of devices. (For example, a group "3DRIG_A"
could include two cameras "CAM_A_L" and "CAM_A_R"). The default group is named "DEFAULT". Group
names (like camera Names) can be used to uniquely address commands to a specific group of networked
cameras. Note: the group name is limited to 8 characters, default name is DEFAULT.
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TARGET
Using TARGET the user can specify if this camera can send commands to ALL devices on the network, to
NONE of the devices on the network (meaning the camera will only listen to messages and not originate
messages) or to a specific TARGET device - which can either be the NAME of a specific camera or device or
a name of a GROUP of cameras or devices.
This structure allows for a lot of flexibility. For example on a multi-rig 3D shoot the user can either send
commands to an individual camera (e.g. Set CAM_A_L to 1/48th exposure), to a group of cameras (e.g. Set
"3DRIG_A" to 48 FPS), or to all cameras (e.g. Start Recording on all cameras). It is important to note that
with the exception of the NONE setting, all command filtering is happening on the receiver side of the
communication link.
SERIAL PROTOCOL
The camera can communicate to external devices via RS232 Serial Port and / or the Gigabit Ethernet Port.
This selection allows the user to specify the serial communications PROTOCOL. Available options are:
NONE (default)
3ALITY SPC 7000
ELEMENT TECHNICA
RED Control Protocol
3ALITY SPC 7100
RCP 3D Metadata
NETWORK
If the Gigabit Ethernet port is used, additional settings are required. Each camera or device requires a
unique IP ADDRESS. For simple camera-to-camera communication via Ethernet, both cameras need to be in
the same sub-net.
Use the same sub-NETMASK and GATEWAY addresses and the first three groups of the IP address need to
be the same.
In the example below, two cameras two cameras are assigned to the group “3D RIG.” Note the IP
Addresses.
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Master
Slave
DHCP
EXT
If a DHCP-server is available in the
communications network the DHCP option can be
checked and the camera will obtain an IP Address,
Subnet Mask and Gateway address automatically
from the DHCP -server.
If the EXT check box is checked this camera can
be controlled via TCP/IP from an external device.
C2C
If the camera-to-camera (C2C) check box is
checked, changes to the settings on this camera
will be sent out via the network as UDP packets as
a SET command (Which then sets the property on
other cameras). SET commands sent to this
camera will not be propagated.
IP Address
Permits the user to adjust the camera’s static IP
address.
Netmask
Permits the user to adjust the Subnet Mask
address.
Gateway
Permits the user to adjust the Gateway address.
RED MO TE
PAIR REDMOTES
A REDMOTE that is docked to the DSMC is automatically paired with the DSMC. The MAC address of a
locally attached REDMOTE is displayed in brackets.
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To pair the DSMC with REDMOTEs wirelessly, select SCAN FOR REDMOTES. The DSMC scans for any
REDMOTEs that are turned on with REDlink wireless enabled. The available wireless REDMOTEs appear in
the left panel. Use the PAIR and UNPAIR buttons to select and pair/ unpair REDMOTEs.
REDLINK CHANNEL
The REDlink Channel field lets you change the communication channel for the REDLink wireless connection
in the event of interference from other wireless devices.
REDLINK ENABLE
Select the REDLINK ENABLE checkbox to allow the DSMC to produce a wireless signal. Deselect the
checkbox to disable wireless. Be sure to disable wireless in any setting in which the wireless signal could
interfere with other devices, such as in a helicopter.
G PIO / SYN C
SYNC
Sensor Sync Mode allows the shutter timing (scan start) to be synced to an external signal.
Available options are: Off, Genlock, and MoCo. Default is Off.
Sources include the Brain and the Rear Module. Default is Brain.
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BRAIN GPIO
This menu is used to assign General Purpose Inputs and Outputs (GPIO) on the camera brain. Defaults are
Sync In and Sync Out.
FUNCTION
DEFINITION
CONNECTOR
Sync In
Accepts an Input Sync signal to control Shutter Start timing
SYNC
Sync Out
Provides an Output Sync signal to act as a Shutter Start tally.
CTRL
General Purpose In
Accepts an Input Trigger signal to act as a General Purpose Input.
SYNC
General Purpose Out
Provides an Output Tally to act as a General Purpose Output tally
signal
CTRL
NOTE: See Appendix C for pin information.
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PRO I/O GPIO
This menu is used to assign General Purpose Inputs and Outputs (GPIO) on the Pro I/O Module.
NOTE: See Pro I/O Operating Guide for more information.
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S YS TE M
Available options are FAN CONTROL, RECORD SPEED and STANDBY SPEED as well as BEEP SPEAKER
and EVF TALLY LIGHT.
FAN CONTROL
Specifies cooling fan operation. Available options are AUTO and MANUAL. Manual will run the fan at the
speeds specified in RECORD SPEED and STANDBY SPEED. Default setting is AUTO.
Auto
This setting selects VARIABLE speed fan operation in standby based on the camera core temperature.
Manual
This setting allows you to set a fixed fan speed to be used during Record and Standby modes.
Record Speed
Sets a fixed fan speed to be used during Record. Range 25 – 100%. Default is 50%.
Standby Speed
Sets a fixed fan speed to be used during Standby. Range 25 – 100%. Default is 75%.
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INDICATORS
Beep Speaker
Available options are OFF and RECORD/STOP. When RECORD/STOP is selected, an audible beep will be
heard when record is started and another when record is stopped.
EVF Tally Light
When checked, enables the Record Tally Red LED on the front of the EVF.
MAINTENANCE
The maintenance menu allows the user to check system status and information, save the camera diagnostic
LOG to attached media, perform a software update, calibrate the sensor, perform a camera self test, and
reset system settings to factory defaults.
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When selected the Viewfinder output(s) will display the camera Model, current firmware Version, installed
and camera P.I.N.
S AVE LOG
Select to write camera’s .LOG file to the REDMAG 1.8” SSD. The .LOG file is a diagnostic tool that can
assist RED with camera troubleshooting. After capture, upload the .LOG file to the RED customer service
team contactable at www.RED.com/support.
After successfully writing the log file to media, viewfinder output(s) will display LOG SAVE COMPLETED.
REDMOTE will also display this message.
If media is not attached to the camera when attempting to perform a write log request, external monitors will
display NO MEDIA ATTACHED.
NOTE: Log files will be stored as *.txt files in the 1.8” SSD root directory.
U PG RAD E
NOTE: Firmware upgrade currently uses a force upgrade procedure as outlined in APPENDIX
A: UPGRADING CAMERA FIRMWARE.
C A LIBRA TIO N
Sensor calibration is a process where the camera generates a calibration map to correct for pixel defects
and offsets based on current system and environmental settings. This allows you to perform a Black Shading
calibration of the MYSTERIUM X sensor two (2) different ways; Default (at 24 FPS @ 1/48 SEC) or using your
current FPS/Exposure settings.
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To calibrate the sensor the image needs to be as dark as possible:
At a minimum put a lens cap on the lens (WARNING: Not all lens-caps completely block IR. Lens caps are
made to protect the lens, not necessarily to block light.)
Preferably, take off the lens, and use the lens-mount cap provided by RED.
If possible, use a dark room.
Just closing the Iris is NOT sufficient.
Additionally a SSD needs to be inserted in the camera to store the raw images during calibration.
Calibration is required:
If the temperature deviates significantly from the currently used calibration, it is recommended to recalibrate
the sensor.
If very long exposure (~longer then 1/24 Sec) is used, it is recommended to recalibrate.
After Calibration with a lens cap on and ISO set to maximum, the sensor should show a uniform noise profile
over the whole area without any falloffs on any side. You can check at which temperature/exposure time the
currently used calibration was taken on under SETTINGS > MAINTENANCE > SYSTEM STATUS under
Calibration.
Calibration maps will still be available after performing a system restore under SETTINGS > MAINTENANCE
> RESTORE SYSTEM; however the factory calibration map will be reselected.
CURRENT CALMAP
Calibration maps are stored in the camera. Due to the nature of the camera, different calibration maps are
needed for different situations.
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Factory
This is the calibration map generated during production. This map is always present and selected as default
on first use after performing a system restore under SETTINGS > MAINTENANCE > RESTORE SYSTEM.
User HS
The user can select the CURRENT CALMAP. The dialog only shows the calibration maps stored in memory
(FACTORY and USER HS in this case).
BLACK SHADING (DEFAULT)
This option uses fixed settings which are the same used for the factory calibration (around 23 Deg C). After
calibration (which takes about 15-20 min), the new map is automatically selected.
BLACK SHADING (CURRENT FPS/EXPOSURE SETTINGS)
This option generates a calibration with the currently set frame rate/exposure. This can be used to generate
a calibration for long exposures. After calibration (which takes about 15-20 min), the new map is
automatically selected.
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BLACK SHADING PROCEDURE
The calibration procedures are the same for both BLACK SHADING options.
The calibration procedures are the same for both Black Shading (24 FPS @ 1/48 SEC) and Black Shading
(Current FPS/Exposure) options.
When selected, a screen will appear asking if you wish to proceed with Black Shading calibration. REDMOTE
will also display the following messages.
Black Shading calibration procedure:
1. Ensure the sensor is NOT exposed to the calibration light source by installing the lens cap properly.
2. Ensure a properly formatted SSD is attached to the camera and properly formatted.
3. Select OK to perform the Black Shading calibration. The calibration will make 2 passes.
4. A status screen will show progress of the Capturing step. Second pass shown.
5. Once Capturing is complete, a status screen will show progress of the Analyzing step.
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6. Once Analyzing is complete, a status screen will show progress of the Erasing step.
7. Once Erasing is complete, a status screen will show progress of the Programming step.
8. The camera will perform this procedure twice.
9. After Programming, CALIBRATION SUCCESSFUL will be displayed. Select OK to complete Black
Shading calibration.
EXPORT AND IMPORT CALIBRATION MAPS
You can export and import calibration maps between the camera brain and a memory card. By exporting
calibration maps to a memory card, you can build a library of calibration maps that can be used in different
settings.
Export calibration map procedure:
1. Go to SETTINGS > CALIBRATION.
2. Click Export current calibration to Media….
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3. Enter a name for the calibration map.
4. Click Create Calibration File.
5. The on-screen display shows a progress bar while it exports the calibration map. The export process
takes a few minutes.
6. After exporting, CALIBRATION EXPORT SUCCESS displays on the screen, and your calibration map is
saved to your memory card.
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7. Select OK.
Import calibration map procedure:
1. Go to SETTINGS > CALIBRATION.
2. In the Calibration Export/Apply section, select the calibration map you want to use.
3. Select one of the following:
Apply Permanently: The calibration map will be used until you select another calibration map, so even if you
shut down your camera, the calibration map will still be applied upon boot up. The import process takes
about 6 minutes. Do not shut down your camera during the import process.
Apply Temporarily: The calibration map will be used until you shut down the camera. The import process
takes about 30 seconds.
WARNING: Do not shut down your camera during the import process.
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RE S TO RE SY STE M
Restore System permits ALL camera configuration and setup data to be reset to factory default values.
When selected, you will be asked to confirm if you want to delete all settings and restore the factory default
settings. After settings are restored, “DEFAULT SETTINGS RESTORED, INITIALIZING RESTART…” Camera
will automatically power down and will require you to manually power it up.
NOTE: User key settings will be reset as well as any other changes from the cameras default settings. The
REDMOTE will also require paring to communicate wirelessly with the camera.
REDI SCO VE R
Rediscovers all hardware and caches the data for future boot cycles.
When selected, you will be asked to confirm if you want to reset all hardware discovery settings. After
settings are reset, “RESET HARDWARE DISCOVERY SUCCESSFUL, INITIALIZING RESTART…” Camera will
automatically power down and will require you to manually power it up.
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M O TIO N SEN SO R CA LI BRA TIO N
The RED DSMC Camera displays data from the accelerometer to help orient the camera. After a firmware
upgrade or Factory Restore the motion sensors need to be re-calibrated through the Maintenance->Motion
Calib menu."
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PLAYBACK
Playback allows you to view clips on media currently attached to the camera. It also allows you to change
the look of the playback clips be changing settings available when in playback mode.
Playback controls can be accessed via the touchscreen or by using the navigation group on the DSMC
SIDEHANDLE or REDMOTE.
U PPE R C ON TRO LS
From Left to Right are ISO, WHITE BALANCE, VIEW, PRESETS, MEDIA, SEETINGS, and META. Below the
settings is the clip playback status bar.
Exit Playback ICON (Touchscreen)
Select the O on the Left to exit Playback mode.
NOTE: The Menu ICON on the Right does not respond to commands when in Playback mode.
ISO
Allows you to change the ISO in the clip during playback.
WHITE BALANCE
Allows you to change the White Balance in the clip during playback.
Advanced Menu
Opens the advanced White Balance settings without the ability to Calculate.
VIEW
Allows you to select the items to be displayed in the playback window. Available options are CENTER,
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FRAME GUIDE, ACTION GUIDE, and TITLE GUIDE.
PRESETS
Allows you to apply presets to the clip during playback.
MEDIA
When selected will list all available clips on the attached media.
Apply Image Metadata
When checked, image data such as color, gain, curves, etc. that were recorded with the image will be
displayed with the playback image. When unchecked, the “current” playback look settings will be used.
Touchscreen
1. Double-tap the desired clip to open in the playback window.
2. Load will also highlight. You can also select LOAD to load the clip in the player and allow playback.
Side Handle / REDMOTE
1. Select the desired clip to playback and press the ENTER button.
2. Load will highlight. Select LOAD to load the clip in the player and allow playback.
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SETTINGS
Available options are DISPLAY, LOOK and RECORD.
Display
Available options under Display are TOOLS and ZEBRA.
Tools
Allows you to toggle ON/OFF Exposure, Focus, Video, Edge, and RAW. Refer to SETTINGS MENU >
DISPLAY > TOOLS for complete details about these options.
Zebra
Allows you to toggle ON/OFF Zebras. Refer to SETTINGS MENU > DISPLAY > ZEBRA for complete details
about these options.
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Look
Allows you to adjust the Color, Gain, FUT, and Curve of the image during playback. Refer to SETTTINGS
MENU > DISPLAY > LOOK for complete details about these options.
Audio
Allows you to control audio.
Setup
Allows you to program keys.
Record (Exit)
When selected will exit playback to the main menu.
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META
Displays current clip META information.
CLIP PLAYBACK STATUS BAR
Displays the progress of the clip during playback.
Touchscreen
When using the touchscreen you can swipe your finger Left or Right to open and allow playback of the
previous or next clip on the media.
LOWER CONTROLS
From Left to Right, PLAYBACK SPEED, IN POINT MARKER, FRAME-BY-FRAME REVERSE, PLAY/PAUSE,
FRAME-BY-FRAME FORWARD, OUT POINT MARKER, PLAY ONCE/LOOP, and PLAYBACK DIRECTION
RESOLUTION / PROJECT FRAMERATE / QUALITY
Display clip Resolution, Framerate and Quality (REDCODE). When using the touchscreen, touch the
Resolution, Framerate and Quality (REDCODE) to display the METADATA for the clip.
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HISTOGRAM
Displays the clip histogram. The histogram will change based on any changes made in the Upper Controls.
When using the touchscreen, touch the histogram to display the TOOLS menu.
PLAYBACK SPEED
Allows you to select x1, x2, x4, x8, or x16 playback speed.
IN / OUT POINT MARKER
Allows you to set In and Out Points during clip playback. This allows you to playback only a certain portion
of the clip as desired. Helps when the clip is rather long and you want to focus on a particular segment. The
In (Red) and Out (Green) points will be displayed in the Clip Playback Status Bar. You can use the navigation
group to select the exact location of the In and Out Points if desired.
FRAME-BY-FRAME REVERSE / FORWARD
Allows you to move through the clip frame-by-frame, going either forward or in reverse.
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PLAY / PAUSE
Allows you to play and pause the clip.
PLAY ONCE / LOOP
Allows you to choose to play the clip one time or to loop the clip in the player. Loop is shown below.
PLAYBACK DIRECTION
Allows you to play the clip forward or backwards. Reverse playback is shown.
ADDITIONAL CLIP/CAMERA INFORMATION
Will indicate if clip was recorded in HDRx and current camera power status as well as audio input signals.
POWER
The power menu displays the current power status of all attached power sources as well as allows you to
shut down the camera.
POWER STATUS
The power status is displayed for the BRAIN DC IN, SIDE HANDLE, REAR 1, REAR 2, REAR 3, and REAR 4.
The screen displays the voltage of the source or the percentage of the power left, as well as the time left, if
applicable.
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SHUTDOWN
Shutdown controls are interlocked to prevent accidental powering down of the camera. For details on the
different ways to power down your RED DSMC Camera, go to Power Down on page 44.
1. Enter the Secondary Menu using the touch screen, REDMOTE or Side Handle.
2. Select POWER.
3. Select SHUTDOWN.
4. The camera will immediately power down displaying SHUTTING DOWN…. If a REDMOTE is connected,
the same message will display.
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POWER OUT
The Power Out menu shows the status of the power out ports on the PRO I/O MODULE and the +1
ADAPTOR. The statuses are:
N/A: The device is not present.
OK: The power out port is functional.
FAULT: There is a fault. Click RESET to clear the fault.
POWER SAVE
You can select the following power saving options (the default for each is NEVER):
Low Power Preview: The camera uses a lower amount of power after the specified period of inactivity.
Sleep: All monitors turn off and keys will not perform mapped actions after the specified period of inactivity.
Touch the screen or press a key to exit Sleep mode.
Auto Shutdown: The camera shuts down after the specified period of activity.
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APPENDIX A: UPGRADING CAMERA FIRMWARE
Your RED DSMC camera functionality may be upgraded by installing the latest firmware.
Camera firmware is identified by Version and SVN number, which will be displayed by the camera on the
LCD display when SYSTEM INFO is selected. A higher number reflects a later release.
Make a habit of frequently visiting www.RED.com/support to check for later versions of camera firmware,
Operations Guide updates, and post-production software.
Your REDMOTE also requires a firmware upgrade. Go to APPENDIX E: REDMOTE OPERATION >
MAINTENANCE > UPGRADING REDMOTE FIRMWARE.
VERIFY CURRENT CAMERA FIRMWARE
With the camera ON, select SECONDARY MENUS > SETTINGS > MAINTENANCE > SYSTEM INFO.
The camera’s P.I.N. number and current firmware version will be displayed.
UPGRADE PROCEDURE
1. Download current firmware from http://www.RED.com/support.
2. Follow instructions in “Epic_read_me…” file.
RESTORE DEFAULT FACTORY SETTINGS
To restore factory default settings, when the camera turned off, press and hold the power button until the
fan begins to operate at high speed. This takes approximately fifteen seconds.
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APPENDIX B: MANAGING DIGITAL MEDIA
MEDIA
REDMAG 1.8” SSD is available with capacities of 64GB, 128GB, 256GB or 512GB. Record duration is
dependent on resolution, quality and frame rate, but a 64GB SSD will typically provide 24 minutes of 24fps
5K RAW recording.
On MAC computers with REDCINE-X PRO installed, RED Watchdog will mount the SSD as “READ-ONLY” by
default and you cannot write the firmware to the SSD. RED Watchdog is identified by the RED Coin icon
located on the Right side of the Menu Bar. Right-click on the icon to enter RED Watchdog settings and
change to mount the drive as “READ-WRITE” to allow you to save the firmware to the SSD. Refer to
REDCINE-X PRO OPERATION GUIDE for complete RED Watchdog instructions and details.
IMPORTANT: After connecting REDMAG 1.8” SSD to the camera and BEFORE recording, you should format
the media using the camera (even if formatting was previously performed on a computer). Go to ADANCED
MENU > MEDIA > FORMAT to properly format media before recording.
NOTE: When using a RED STATION in conjunction with a 512GG REDMAG, power must be supplied to the
RED SATAION. It will not function properly using a USB cable as the sole power source.
FORMATTING MEDIA
Media must be formatted prior to using it for recording. Formatting is performed on camera, although media
may be erased on a Macintosh OS X personal computer, allowing the camera to just add the necessary
project profile and clip log data.
NOTE: Media formatted on-camera will use a name and root volume in the format:
Camera Letter + Reel Number + Month + Day + ** where ** is a two digit alphanumeric random number
generated by the camera for each file e.g. A001_0512A6.RDM
Clips recorded to the media follow similar naming conventions
A001_C001_0512A6_001.RDC and A001_C001_0512A6_H.mov etc.
IMPORTANT: Media must always be un-mounted prior to removal or disconnection from the camera. This
ensures power is removed from the digital media and any open data files are closed. Failure to do so may
result in lost data or corrupted files. Refer to REMOVE MEDIA FROM CAMERA (UNMOUNT).
This procedure outlines the formatting of REDMAG 1.8” SSD media using the RED DSMC camera.
Formatting the SSD media will take about 10 seconds.
1. Insert SSD into camera.
A. Insert the REDMAG 1.8” SSD with the RED logo facing outward (away from camera body). SSD firmly
into its slot, but without using excessive force to prevent damage.
2. When SSD media is inserted into the camera, the camera will recognize if the media is unformatted:
A. On LCD, EVF and external monitors, in the media section of the GUI, NONE will be displayed twice
(as opposed to when no media is inserted, the GUI displays NONE with three dashes below “---“).
B. On REDMOTE, NONE will be displayed twice (as opposed to when no media is inserted, the GUI
displays NONE with three dashes below “---“).
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C. On the Side Handle, NA will be displayed (same as if no media is present).
3. To format the media select SECONDARY MENUS > MEDIA > FORMAT MEDIA.
4. You will be prompted to set the media and select FORMAT.
A. Viewfinder output(s) will display “FORMATTING”.
NOTE: If when selecting FORMAT, the display indicates FORMAT FAILED, refer to MEDIA ERRORS.
5. Once formatting is completed, the Viewfinder output(s) will display “THE MAGAZINE WAS
SUCCESSFULLY FORMATTED THE DIGTAL MAGAZINE IS READY FOR IMMEDIATE USE”.
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MEDIA CAPACITY REMAINING STATUS
The Viewfinder output(s) will display the remaining media capacity in the MEDIA indicator (100% is shown).
At 10%, remaining capacity the media status will turn yellow, at 5% it will turn red. At 2%, remaining the
camera will cease recording. This reserves a small amount of capacity for ancillary data to be written to the
media.
NOTE: When media is full, the Side SSD LED will flash Red.
EJECT MEDIA FROM CAMERA (UNMOUNT)
IMPORTANT: Media must always be Ejected (un-mounted) prior to removal or disconnection from the
camera. This ensures power is removed from the digital media and any open data files are closed. Failure to
do so may result in lost data or corrupted files.
Removing an SSD without first un-mounting it will not physically damage the media, however it does
increase the risk of file corruption, so it’s good operational practice to un-mount the media if possible before
removing or disconnecting.
IMPORTANT: Unmounting the digital media takes a few seconds, protects the integrity of your recorded
data and helps clips mount instantly to your workstation once in post-production, so it’s a recommended
habit to develop. If you do not un-mount the media the camera will offer a warning – your files may not be
damaged, but you will have been warned!
NOTE: The camera will respond to physical removal of the media without un-mounting and display ”MEDIA
REMOVED PRIOR TO UNMOUNT – DATA INTEGRITY RISK”.
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USING REDMOTE / TOUCHSCREEN LCD
1
Go to SECONDARY MENUS > MEDIA
2. Select EJECT MEDIA.
3. When media is ejected, Viewfinder output(s) will display “MEDIA EJECTED SUCCESSFULLY“.
4. Media can now be removed from the camera.
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USING SIDE HANDLE
1. By default, the lower of the three (3) SYSTEM KEYS is set to Eject Media when pressed.
2. When media is ejected, Viewfinder output(s) will display “MEDIA EJECTED SUCCESSFULLY“.
3. Media can now be removed from the camera.
USING SIDE SSD
1. Press both User Keys 1 and 2 at the same time to eject REDMAG 1.8” SSD Media.
2. When media is ejected, Viewfinder output(s) will display “MEDIA EJECTED SUCCESSFULLY“.
3. Media can now be removed from the camera.
COPYING MEDIA
For use when media is connected directly to your computer. When copying media, it is recommended that
you drag the complete .RDM folder on the digital magazine to the archive storage media. This copies all the
media and metadata files. You will not need to copy the log, magazine profile, or presets files, but if you do
so, it will do no harm.
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ERASING MEDIA
NOTE: If the media was formatted using SECURE FORMAT, you cannot erase the media using an external
source. Erasing of the media must be performed by formatting on the camera.
MACINTO SH OS X
1. Connect the REDMAG 1.8” SSD via RED STATION REDMAG 1.8".
2. Open the Disk Utility.
3. Carefully choose the drive from the list on the left.
4. Select the Erase tab.
5. Choose MS-DOS (FAT) as the Volume Format. You can add a Name if desired, however the camera will
overwrite this.
IMPORTANT: Before performing the next step, double-check that this is the correct SSD that you wish to
erase DATA FROM.
6. Select Erase. When the pop up window appears click on the Erase button.
7. When the media is erased, drag its icon to the trashcan and physically disconnect it.
8. The media will need to be formatting by the camera before use. Refer to FORMATTING MEDIA.
WINDO WS
1. Connect the REDMAG 1.8” SSD via RED STATION REDMAG 1.8".
2. Open Windows Explorer (go to my computer icon, right click and select EXPLORE).
3. Double-click on the drive you wish to erase files from.
4. Select all the files on the drive you wish to erase.
IMPORTANT: Before performing the next step, double-check that this is the correct SSD that you wish to
erase DATA FROM.
5. Press the “DELETE” key on the keyboard, select FILE > DELETE or right-click on selected file and
choose DELETE. When the pop up window appears click YES.
6. The media will need to be formatting by the camera before use. Refer to FORMATTING MEDIA.
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APPENDIX C: INPUT / OUTPUT CONNECTORS
CAMERA BRAIN FRONT
A
A
B
EPIC BRAIN - Front
A. MIC-1 3.5mm Audio Jack
B. MIC-2 3.5mm Audio Jack
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MIC-1 , MIC-2 (MICROPHONE AUDIO)
Two 3.5mm phone jacks on the front of the brain support two independent channels of balanced or
unbalanced microphone level analog audio inputs.
Microphone Input Connector
C
B
A
PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
DIRECTION
A (TIP)
IN +
Mic Input (+48V Phantom Power)
In
B (RING)
IN -
Mic Input (+48V Phantom Power)
In
C (SLEEVE)
GND
Camera ground
--
Microphone Level analog audio input signals are routed via a high quality pre-amplifier and soft limiter,
whose Gain may be controlled using the Input Level control to achieve the desired audio reference /
recording level. Microphone inputs support +48V @ 10mA Phantom Power as a user selectable option. If
To assist with reference level setup, the camera provides a color-coded Peak Level Meter in the Graphical
User Interface, with witness marks that indicate 0dBu (-20dbFS) and 0Vu (- 16dBFS) levels.
Peak Level Meter range is –36dBu to +20dBu (-54dBFS to 0dBFS) and provides input clip indication.
NOTE: A pre-fabricated XLR to TRS interface cable, Part Number 790-0229, is available from RED Digital
Cinema.
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CAMERA BRAIN REAR
EPIC BRAIN - Rear
F
G
C
A
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D
E
A. HD-SDI
B. Headphone
C. SYNC (Video Sync)
D. CTRL (RS232 Control)
E. GIG-E (Ethernet)
F. DC IN (Power Input)
G. HDMI
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HD-SDI
A standard 75 Ohm BNC connector provides a broadcast specification high definition video output.
PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
DIRECTION
Center
HD-SDI
SMPTE-292M HD-SDI
Out
Shield/Screen
GROUND
Camera ground
--
The HD-SDI output provides a 720p progressive scan video feed operating at 50.00 or 59.94 Hz or a 1080p
10-bit 4:2:2 progressive scan video feed operating at 23.98, 24.00, 25.00 or 29.97 Hz when in 1.5GHz HDSDI mode, or a 1080p 10-bit 4:2:2 progressive scan video feed operating at a 50.00 or 59.94 Hz when in
3GHz HD-SDI mode.
In addition to video, the HD-SDI output also provides two channels of embedded audio, Time of Day and
Edge timecode, record Tally flag and Clip Name information as SMPTE RP-188 VITC2 HANC metadata.
NOTE: Default setting is PROGRAM.
NOTE: HD-SDI video output is Progressive Scan; it does not support 1080i or 1080PsF modes.
HEADPHO NE
A 3.5mm stereo jack provides two channels of adjustable level analog audio for monitor headphones.
Headphone Output Connector
B
C
A
PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
DIRECTION
A (TIP)
LEFT
Left channel audio
Out
B (RING)
RIGHT
Right channel audio
Out
C (SLEEVE)
GND
Camera ground
--
The camera’s four audio channels may be monitored in pairs: either 1L - 2R or 3L - 4 R or as a quad mix of
1+3L – 2+4R based on the MIX parameter. Default is 1L-2R.
Output volume may be adjusted as follows.
Volume: (master volume) Adjusts headphone volume equally for left and right outputs.
Range is -18dB to 0dB in 1dB steps. Default is -9dB.
NOTE: For maximum output signal quality, only use high impedance headphones.
NOTE: In Version 4.x firmware the above selection is not available, the output is set to 1L / 2R.
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SYNC (VIDEO SYNC)
A 4-pin LEMO connector supports shutter synchronization, GPI, timecode and genlock input signals.
The shutter Sync input signal acts as an immediate response hardware trigger to commence a scan. This is
useful for motion control and other applications where the camera is driven by a master timing device. When
using SYNC as the camera shutter timing reference, fine shutter start time timing (SHUTTER PHASE) is
disabled; make any desired timing adjustments at the external SYNC generator.
Alternatively, this input may be used as a GPI (General Purpose Input) trigger, whose function is
programmed in the USER KEYS menu. Default function for the GPI trigger is Record Start / Stop.
The SMPTE timecode input provides a frame accurate time stamp for each frame of recorded video. External
TC must be chosen in the Project > Timecode menu. When SMPTE timecode is detected it will align the
internal TC value to the external TC signal at every :00 frame crossing of the external TC signal.
The Video Genlock input may be used as a vertical interval reference signal for the sensor and HD-SDI
outputs when precise synchronization is required between cameras, such as for 3D and live broadcasts.
NOTE: When GENLOCK is selected as the sensor shutter reference, shutter start timing (SHUTTER PHASE)
may still be adjusted. HD-SDI monitor outputs will automatically sync to the external GENLOCK signal as
soon as it is detected, there is no need to enable this function. Sensor shutter sync to GENLOCK is only
supported with HD-SDI.
View into Camera SYNC (Video Sync) Interface Connector
Mating Connector: FGG.00.304.CLAD27Z
PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
1
GROUND
Common Ground
2
SS/GPI
Shutter Sync / GPI Trigger Input
3
TIMECODE
SMPTE unbalanced timecode Input
4
GENLOCK
RS170A Tri-Level Sync Input
NOTE: The Camera Brain’s Shutter Sync / GPI Trigger uses a 3.3 V Schmitt trigger (5 V tolerant). It is not a
switch closure circuit. Therefore, it requires current supplied by the trigger source. Both edges of the input
signal may be used as a trigger.
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For example, when GPI trigger is used for Record Start / Stop.
Start Record: On Ground to 3.3 V transition
During Record:
Hold at 3.3 V
Stop Record: On 3.3 V to Ground transition
During Stop:
Hold at Ground
TRIGG E R BU TTO N CI RCUI T
NOTE: A pre-fabricated SYNC interface cable is available from RED Digital Cinema.
P/N 790-0154 – Video Sync – Camera to 3 BNC – 3 ft. (1m)
White BNC:
Shutter Sync / GPI
Yellow BNC:
SMPTE Timecode
Green BNC:
RS170A Genlock
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CTRL (RS232 CONTROL)
A 4-pin LEMO connector supports RS232 remote control for 3D camera communication, and third party
metadata ingest applications.
The shutter Sync Output signal acts as an immediate response hardware tally of a scan. This is useful for 3D
or motion control applications where a slave camera or lighting device needs to be synchronized to a master
camera.
Alternatively, this output pin may be used as a GPO (General Purpose Output) tally, whose function is
programmed in the USER KEYS menu. Default function for the General Purpose Output is Record Tally.
View into Camera CTRL (RS232 Control) Interface Connector
Mating Connector: LEMO FGG.00.304.CLAD27Z
PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
1
GROUND
Common Ground
2
232 RX
RS232 RX
3
SS/GPO
Shutter Sync / GPO Output
4
232 TX
RS232 TX
NOTE: When active, the GPO tally presents 3.3V @ 0.04 Amps maximum between pins 1 and 3. When used
as Sync Out, the rising edge of the pulse indicates start of exposure. When used as a Tally, the rising edge
of the pulse indicates start of record, falling edge represents end of record.
NOTE: A pre-fabricated CTRL interface cable is available from RED Digital Cinema.
P/N 790-0152 – RS232 – Camera to DB-9 – 3 ft. (1m)
DB-9 Pin 1:
Shutter Sync / GPO
DB-9 Pin 2:
RS232 Tx
DB-9 Pin 3:
RS232 Rx
DB-9 Pin 4:
Ground
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GIG-E (ETHERNET)
A 9-pin LEMO connector provides a Gigabit Ethernet port for remote camera setup, master / slave camera
communication and external metadata ingest.
View into Ethernet Interface Connector
Mating Connector: FGG.0B.309.CLAD32Z
PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
DIRECTION
1
B1_DC +
Data Pair C+
--
2
B1_DC -
Data Pair C-
--
3
B1_DD+
Data Pair D+
--
4
B1_DD -
Data Pair D-
--
5
B1_DA-
Data Pair A-
--
6
B1_DA+
Data Pair A+
--
7
B1_DB+
Data Pair B+
--
8
B1_DB-
Data Pair B-
--
9
-
Do Not Connect
--
NOTE: Two pre-fabricated Ethernet interface cables are available from RED Digital Cinema.
P/N 790-0163 – Ethernet – Camera to Camera – 3 ft. (1m)
P/N 790-0159 – Ethernet – Camera to RJ45 – 3 ft. (1m)
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DC IN (PO WER INPUT )
The 6-pin LEMO connector accepts DC input power between +11.5 V and +17 V DC. Power conditioning
provides protection against reverse-polarity connection, ESD, under and over voltage, and over current.
View into DC IN Power Input Connector
Mating Connector: LEMO FGJ.1B.306.CWLD72Z
PIN
1
2
3
4
5
6
SIGNAL
+VBATT
SCL-BATT
GROUND
SCA-BATT
DESCRIPTION
Power input, +11.5 to +17 V DC
Serial Battery Bus Clock
Power Return (Camera Ground)
Serial Battery Bus Data
WARNING: It is very important that both pairs of +VBATT and GROUND pins are wired up. DO NOT
fabricate power cables with just one each of +VBATT and GROUND pins wired, as this may cause damage to
the camera’s power supply; this is not covered by Warranty.
NOTE: Two pre-fabricated DC Power input cables are available from RED Digital Cinema.
P/N 790-0138 – DC Power – REDBRICK ® QUICKPLATE to Camera – 18 in. (0.5m)
P/N 790-0164 – DC Power – XLR to Camera – 10 ft. (3m)
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HDMI O UT
The HDMI output supports an HDTV and PC monitor compatible 10-bit 4:2:2 progressive scan video signal
(with embedded audio) at 720p and 1080p resolution.
In addition to video data, the HDMI output also provides 4 channels of embedded audio.
NOTE: Default setting is PREVIEW.
NOTE: HDMI video output is Progressive Scan; it does not support 1080i or 1080PsF modes.
SIDE SSD MODULE
B
A
Side SSD Module
REAR
FRONT
A
A. SSD Slot
B. Viewfinder (LCD/EVF)
The Side SSD Module mounts to the left side of the camera Brain. On the rear face of this module is a slot
for inserting a REDMAG 1.8”SSD digital Magazine. Do not attempt to insert any other media type, or any
foreign objects into this slot, as damage to the Side SSD Module and / or the camera Brain may occur.
The VIEWFINDER output Module on the front face of the Side SSD Module provides digital video,
communications and power interconnection between the camera and a RED EVF or RED LCD digital display.
Due to the requirement for absolute data integrity this requires a custom cable manufactured by RED, the
pin-out of this interface is not published.
NOTE: Pre-fabricated EVF / LCD cables are available from RED Digital Cinema.
P/N 790-0157 – EVF / LCD Cable – Right Angle to Right Angle – 6 in. (0.15m)
P/N 790-0153 – EVF / LCD Cable – Right Angle to Straight – 18 in. (0.5m)
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REDMOTE
This section describes the physical connectors on the REDMOTE.
A
B
REDMOTE
A. Mini USB
B. Camera Interface
The REDMOTE interface connector allows communication between the REDMOTE and the camera Brain or
any expansion module. Make sure these contacts are kept clean and free of any contaminants that may
interfere with a reliable electrical contact.
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APPENDIX D: SUPPORTED LENSES
DSMC CANON MOUNT ELECTRONICALLY SUPPORTED
LENSES
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS
Canon EF 100mm f/2.0 USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L
Canon EF 135mm f/2.8 Soft Focus
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM
Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye
Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Canon EF 200mm f/2.0L IS
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II
Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS
Sigma 20mm f/1.8 EX DG ASP RF
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM
Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS
Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO Macro
Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM
HSM II
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS
Sigma APO 50-150mm f/2.8 II EX DC APO
Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS
HSM
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L
Zeiss Distagon T* 18mm f/3.5
Canon EF 35mm f/2
Zeiss Distagon T* 21mm f/2.8
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS
Zeiss Distagon T* 25mm f/2
Canon EF 400mm f/4.0 DO IS
Zeiss Distagon T* 28mm f/2
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L
Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/2
Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS
Zeiss Planar 50mm f/1.4 ZE
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L
Zeiss Makro-Planar 50mm f/2
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4
Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro
Zeiss Makro-Planar 100mm f/2
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DSMC NIKON MOUNT ELECTRONICALLY SUPPORTED
LENSES
AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 G ED
AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.4 G
AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 G
AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8 G ED
AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 G
AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 G ED
AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 G ED
AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 G II ED VR
DSMC LEICA-M MOUNT LENSES
The RED DSMC LEICA-M Mount is compatible with all Leica M-series lenses with focal lengths of 50mm and
greater EXCEPT the 50mm f2.0 Dual-Range Summicron. The 50mm Dual-Range Summicron has a protruding
lug on the exterior of the lens body for mounting a supplementary finder, and this lug interferes with the
DSMC LEICA-M Mount’s lock ring.
Most Leica lenses with focal lengths of less than 50mm will encounter mechanical interference between the
rear lens cell and the camera’s front panel.
NOTE: Attempting to mount Leica lenses of focal lengths of less than 50mm could result in damage to the
lens and/or the camera.
A new OLPF frame (included) is required to use the Leica-M mount
Replacement OLPF frame is compatible with all DSMC lens mounts
OLPF frame upgrade may be performed by customer or RED, free of charge
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APPENDIX E: AUDIO SUBSYSTEM INFORMATION
AUDIO FORMAT
The audio format is always either 2 or 4 channels of 24-bit audio data recorded at 48kHz. The audio data is
embedded in the R3D file and can be exported from REDCINE-X into separate audio files.
CHANNEL SETUP
The audio channels are set up under SETTINGS > AUDIO > AUDIO CHANNELS. Separate tabs exist to set up
the channel 1/2 and channel 3/4 properties.
SOURCE SELECTION
Audio is always recorded at channel pairs. Each of the two channel pairs can be assigned to one of the
following sources:
None
Camera Analog Microphone Input (Cam Analog)
Pro I/O Analog Microphone/Line In Input (Pro I/O Analog)
Pro I/O AES A or AES B Digital Input (Pro I/O AES A)
NOTE: AES A can only be assigned to channel 1/2, and AES B can only be assigned to channel 3/4.
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CHANNEL MODES
The analog sources can be set to different modes to match the incoming audio signals. The following
camera input modes are available: BALANCED MICROPHONE, UNBALANCED MICROPHONE. If you’re using
the PRO-I/O MODULE, these additional modes are also available: LINE IN 0 DBU and LINE IN 0 VU
BALANCED MICROPHONE
Balanced microphone input. Usually used with microphones that provide XLR connectors and have an
internal battery. If you select BALANCED, you can enable the 48V Phantom Power.
UNBALANCED MICROPHONE
Unbalanced microphone input with 3.3V bias. This type of input is usually provided by unpowered
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microphones with 3.5 mm TRS plug.
LINE IN 0 DBU
Fixed input gain with limiter settings if limiter is enabled. (Only available with the PRO-I/O MODULE.)
LINE IN 0 VU
Same gain as 0 dBu but different compression/limiter settings if enabled. If no limiter is enabled, Line In 0
dBu and Line In 0 VU behave the same. (Only available with the PRO-I/O MODULE.)
PHANTO M POWER
Audio inputs that are set to BALANCED MICROPHONE input can enable the 48V phantom power on a perchannel basis.
NOTE: Phantom Power is not available on non-upgraded EPIC-M’s and early EPIC-X. If your camera does
not allow you to select PHANTOM POWER, please contact your Bomb Squad representative for upgrade
information.
LIMIT ER
A limiter can be added to the analog input signal chain that adds about 12dB dynamic headroom to avoid
clipping on signal spikes. While it is best practice to use an external audio mixer to control the signal
strength the limiter can be used in more dynamic environments where an external mixer is not practical to
reduce the risk of clipped audio samples.
NOTE: The limiter is not available on non-upgraded EPIC-M’s and early EPIC-X. Please contact your Bomb
Squad representative for upgrade information.
AUDIO RECORDING
Audio Recording is enabled if any of the input channel pairs are set to anything other than NONE. For
successful audio recording, the following parameters need to be set correctly:
At least one channel pair has a currently present source selected
Input gain is set correctly so that the Peak Meter shows valid data
None of the following modes are enabled:
•
Varispeed mode (framerate differs from project rate)
•
Single frame MoCo mode
•
Timelapse mode
•
Ramp mode
•
Single frame stills mode
NOTE: Even if audio is not recorded (in varispeed, single frame, timelapse, or ramp mode), audio will be
passed through to the headphones.
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PEAK METER
The peak meters always show the incoming audio signal, no matter if the channel is recorded or not, as long
as a source is selected.
Actively recorded channels are drawn with a lighter outline and the channel indicator left of the peak meter
will be green.
The peak meters are updated 12 times per second with the maximum signal from the last 1/12 of a second
period. In case the input signal exceeds 19dBu the whole bar will be filled with red.
The total range of the peak meter is -36 dB to 20dB. (Values below 0 dB are shown with half resolution) For
reference the following markers are supplied on the peak meter: Solid marker at 0 dB, Dashed marker at
4,10,14,18 dB.
Channel 1/2 Enabled for Recording
Channel 1 Around 5dB
Channel 2 Clipping
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DATA PATH
The following diagram outlines the data flow in Preview. The only difference in playback is that the data
comes from the R3D file and the input channel selection is disabled.
HD-SDI/HDMI EMBEDDED AUDIO
HDMI/HD-SDI audio output is limited to the first two channels and the channels will be the same between
HDMI and HD-SDI.
A UDIO CON TRO L
Audio channel level inputs are displayed in the lower section of the screen. When audio is enabled, the circle
next to CH1, CH2 etc… will be Green and the box around the signal will be highlighted.
When setting the levels for Camera, Rear, and Monitor Mix, the VU meter will show the output levels for
these ports. The display can be permanently switched to display the audio levels for the output, which is
helpful in external recording mode. To toggle the VU Meter Source between input and output, go to
SETTINGS > DISPLAY > MODES.
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PRE-AMP
Allows you to adjust pre-amplifier levels. Range 30 to 60 dB.
HEADPHONE
Allows you to adjust levels for headphones that you plug into the DSMC brain. Range -28 to -0 dB.
The headphone output volume can be set individually for each channel. (Or can be linked together as the
input gain controls.)
Additionally, the output of each channel may be muted individually.
The signal strength of the line out cannot be controlled and is fixed at -15 dB gain. Line input will pass
without gain through the system.
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CAM MIX, REAR MIX, AND MONITOR MIX
Cam Mix (Camera Mix): Controls audio for the camera.
Rear: Controls audio for any rear module, such as the PRO I/O MODULE. The input gain is fixed.
Monitor: Controls audio for all monitors that provide audio.
Audio tracks may be assigned to the Left, Middle, or Right side of a stereo mix.
Additionally each channel can be enabled/disabled independently in the output mix.
As this is a digital mixer, each output is normalized to not exceed the output signal range. This means that if
for example 1 channel is passed through to an output and a second channel is mixed into the same output,
the level of the first channel will drop to half.
AUDIO DURING PLAYBACK
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During playback the same audio controls for the volume out and the headphone and Pro I/O mixer are
available. All channels recorded will be played back.
Audio output will be unmuted automatically when entering playback mode.
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APPENDIX F: DEFAULT KEY FUNCTIONS
CAMERA BRAIN
KEY
FUNCTION
KEY
FUNCTION
Record Half Press
Key Disabled-
Record Half Release
-Key Disabled-
Record Full Press
Record: Toggle
--
--
KEY
FUNCTION
KEY
FUNCTION
User A Press
AF Mode: Cycle
User B Release
-Key Disabled-
User B Press
WB: Auto Calc
User C Release
-Key Disabled-
User C Press
Magnify: Toggle
User D Release
-Key Disabled-
User D Press
Exposure Check: Toggle
User 1 Release
-Key Disabled-
User 1 Press
Slot: Set ISO
User 2 Release
-Key Disabled-
User 2 Press
Slot: Set Aperture
User 3 Release
-Key Disabled-
User 3 Press
Slot: Set Shutter
User 4 Release
-Key Disabled-
User 4 Press
Slot: Set Color Temp
User 5 Release
-Key Disabled-
User 5 Press
Exposure Check: Toggle
User 6 Release
-Key Disabled-
User 6 Press
-Key Disabled-
User 7 Release
-Key Disabled-
User 7 Press
Eject Media
User 1+4 Release
-Key Disabled-
User 1+4 Press
SH: Toggle Key Lock
Record Half Release
-Key Disabled-
Still Select
Focus Mode: Still
Record Full Release
-Key Disabled-
Movie Select
Focus Mode: Motion
Backlight Release
-Key Disabled-
Record Half Press
AF: Start
Nav Menu Release
-Key Disabled-
Record Full Press
Record: Toggle
Nav North Release
-Key Disabled-
Backlight Press
SH: Toggle Backlight
Nav South Release
-Key Disabled-
Nav Menu Press
Navigation: Menu
Nav East Release
-Key Disabled-
Nav North Press
Navigation: Up
Nav West Release
-Key Disabled-
Nav South Press
Navigation: Down
Nav Enter Release
-Key Disabled-
Nav West Press
Navigation: Right
Rocker + Release
-Key Disabled-
Nav East Press
Navigation: Left
Rocker - Release
-Key Disabled-
Nav Enter Press
Navigation: Select
Rotary Front CW
Navigation: CW
Rocker + Press
Iris: Open
Rotary Jog CW
Navigation: CW
Rocker - Press
Iris: Close
Rotary Front CCW
Navigation: CCW
User A Release
-Key Disabled-
Rotary Jog CCW
Navigation: CCW
SIDE HANDLE
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SIDE SSD MODULE
KEY
FUNCTION
KEY
FUNCTION
User 1 Press
-Key Disabled-
User 1 Release
-Key Disabled-
User 2 Press
-Key Disabled-
User 2 Release
-Key Disabled-
User 1+2 Press
Eject Media
Record Half Release
-Key Disabled-
Record Half Press
AF: Start
Record Full Release
-Key Disabled-
Record Full Press
Record: Toggle
--
--
KEY
FUNCTION
KEY
FUNCTION
User A Press
AF Mode: Cycle
Nav Enter Press
Navigation: Select
User B Press
RAW Check: Toggle
Rocker + Press
Iris: Open
User C Press
Magnify: Toggle
Rocker - Press
Iris: Close
User D Press
Exposure Check: Toggle
Rotary CW
Navigation: CW
Still Select
Focus Mode: Still
Rotary CCW
Navigation: CCW
Movie Select
Focus Mode: Motion
User A Release
-Key Disabled-
Record Half Press
AF: Start
User B Release
-Key Disabled-
Record Full Press
Record: Toggle
User C Release
-Key Disabled-
Nav Menu Press
Navigation: Menu
User D Release
-Key Disabled-
Nav North Press
Navigation: Up
Record Half Release
-Key Disabled-
Nav South Press
Navigation: Down
Record Full Release
-Key Disabled-
Nav East Press
Navigation: Right
Rocker + Release
-Key Disabled-
Nav West Press
Navigation: Left
Rocker - Release
-Key Disabled-
KEY
FUNCTION
KEY
FUNCTION
LCD User 1 Press
Magnify: Toggle
LCD Down Arrow Press
Decr. LCD Brightness
LCD User 2 Press
Exposure Check: Toggle
EVF User 1 Press
Magnify: Toggle
LCD Up Arrow Press
Incr. LCD Brightness
EVF User 2 Press
Exposure Check: Toggle
REDMOTE
DISPLAY (BRAIN)
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APPENDIX G: REDMOTE OPERATION
CONTROL, CONNECTORS AND DISPLAY
This section describes the REDMOTE physical controls, connectors and color LCD display.
CONT ROLS
REDMOTE
C
D
L
A
K
E
H
I
B
M
F
N
J
G
A. Still/Motion Slider
B. Release Button (L)
C. Record LED
D. Power LED
E. Rocker Switch
F. User Keys A-D
G. MENU Button
H. Soft Menu Keys 1-3
I. Navigation Group
J. Focus/Record Button
K. Soft Menu Keys 4-8
L. Power/Lock Slider
M. Release Button (L)
N. USB Connector
C
S TI LL / MO TI ON SWITCH
D
The STILLS/MOTION toggle switch is used to switch between STILLS operation (DOWN) and MOTION
operation (UP). When the toggle switch is set to the MOTION position, all camera settings and defaults are
movie specific. When the toggle switch is set to the STILLS position, all camera settings and defaults are
stills photography specific.
NOTE: In Version 3.x software the STILLS/MOTION switch is disabled. Default mode is MOTION.
LED S
I
H
There are two status LED indicators located above the rockers switch on the left side of the LCD display.
The upper LED is used to signal camera readiness and camera record status.
Red – Camera Startup / Camera Recording.
N
J
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The lower LED is used to signal camera readiness and REDMOTE communication status to the camera.
Green – Camera Ready / REDMOTE connected.
Blinking Green – Searching / Establishing communication
ROC KE R S WI TCH
The function of the ROCKER SWITCH may be assigned by the operator to one of a number of operational
controls. Refer to SECONDARY MENUS > SETTINGS > SETUP > KEYS / SHORTCUTS.
U SE R FUNC TION KE YS
The function of each User Function Key may be assigned by the operator to one of a number of operational
controls. Refer to SECONDARY MENUS > SETTINGS > SETUP > KEYS / SHORTCUTS.
Default settings for User Function Keys A-D are as follows:
User Key A – Toggles Auto Focus
User Key B – Toggles View RAW
User Key C – Toggles Focus Check (1:1 Magnify)
User Key D – Toggles Sensor RAW Exposure Check
M ENU BU TTO N
Below and to the left of the User Keys is the MENU button, press to switch between primary level and
secondary level Camera menus. When in Camera menus or REDMOTE menus, press once to exit menus.
S O FT M ENU BU TTO NS 1-3
Below the LCD are three Soft Menu Buttons, whose specific functions are indicated by the LCD screen. For
complete information refer to OPERATION > REDMOTE MENUS > SOFT MENU BUTTONS 1-3.
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N AVIG A TION GROU P
The Navigation Group allows navigation of the camera menus and adjustment of selected parameters.
C
A
REDMOTE Navigation Group
B
A. Scroll Wheel
B. Direction Keys
C. Enter Button
The Navigation Group has three separate operational capabilities.
SCROLL WHEEL
The Scroll Wheel allows the operator to select and adjust the values of selected camera parameters.
DIRECTION KEYS
The Direction Keys allows Left / Right / Up / Down navigation thru the camera menus to select a desired
parameter for adjustment.
ENTER BUTTON
The Enter button allows confirmation of a parameter adjustment or operational mode selection.
FOC US AND REC O RD BU TTON
Below the Navigation Group is the focus and record button. A half press initiates Auto Focus; a full press
initiates Stills capture or starts /stops a Movie recording.
When recording, the upper LED will illuminate Red and the Timecode readout on the REDMOTE LCD will also
display in red colored text.
NOTE: In Version 3.x software the frame count of the Timecode is not displayed. This is normal and does
not indicate an error.
S O FT M ENU BU TTO NS 4-8
To the right of the LCD are five Soft Menu Buttons. These buttons select a variety of camera status pages.
For complete information refer to OPERATION > REDMOTE MENUS > SOFT MENU BUTTONS 4-8.
NOTE: In Version 3.x software, Soft Menu Buttons 7 and 8 are undefined.
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P O WE R / KE Y LOC K S WI TCH
If the REDMOTE is powered OFF, moving and holding the switch in the down (POWER) direction for 2
seconds will power UP the REDMOTE and if the REDMOTE is powered ON, moving and holding the switch in
the down (POWER) direction for 5 seconds will power DOWN the REDMOTE.
Moving the switch to the up (LOCK) position will lockout all REDMOTE buttons to prevent unintentional
operation. When in the LOCK position, KEYS LOCKED will be displayed in red text above the SOFT MENU
BUTTONS 1-3 on the REDMOTE LCD display.
U SB PO WE R PO RT
The USB port may be used to charge the REDMOTE internal battery from a suitable USB power source.
Refer to CHARGING / BATTERY LIFE > CHARGING USING USB CONNECTOR for complete information.
OPERATION
DO CKING AND UNDOCKING
This section describes how to physically dock / undock the REDMOTE to / from the camera Brain or the
back of the rearmost expansion module.
DOCKING
1
Place the female V-Mount of the REDMOTE over the male V-Mount of the camera Brian or rearmost
module.
For Illustration Only, Rear
Surface of REDMOTE Should
Face Towards Camera
2. Slide the REDMOTE down until a click is heard which indicates the REDMOTE is securely attached.
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UNDOCKING
1. Depress the two latch release buttons located on each side of the REDMOTE.
2. Slide the REDMOTE upward to release from the V-Mount of the camera Brain / rear most module.
3. Remove the REDMOTE.
PO WER UP / DOWN
Located on the upper right side of the REDMOTE is the Power / Key Lock Switch (refer to CONTROLS).
P O WE R U P
CONNECTED TO CAMERA
If the REDMOTE is physically attached to a camera, when the camera is powered up the REDMOTE will
automatically power up along with the camera.
NOT CONNECTED TO CAMERA
To manually power up the REDMOTE, slide and hold the Power / Key Lock Switch in the down direction for 2
seconds, then release.
P O WE R D OWN
USING CAMERA
When REDMOTE is connected to the camera and the camera is powered down, the REDMOTE will also
power down. When disconnected from the camera, the REDMOTE will not power down with the camera.
USING REDMOTE
To power down REDMOTE, slide and hold the Power / Key Lock Switch in the down direction for 5 seconds.
Or slide and hold the Power / Key Lock Switch in the down direction momentarily, then release. A screen will
display with options to power down the REDMOTE, the Camera, or REDMOTE and Camera together. Select
the desired option and press the ENTER key in the REDMOTE Navigation Group.
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NOTE: Wireless mode shown. When docked to camera, SHUTDOWN CAMERA is not displayed.
RECORDING
To record, press the Red REC (record) button. If media is connected and properly formatted, the upper LED
will illuminate Red and the Timecode value displayed in the LCD will change to Red text.
To stop recording, press the REC button a second time. After recording to media is completed, the upper
LED will go out and the Timecode value displayed in the LCD will change back to White text.
NOTE: If media is NOT connected when record is requested, the REDMOTE LCD and camera VIEWFINDER
(MENUS) output will indicate “NO MEDIA ATTACHED”.
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ACCESSING CAMERA CONTROLS / SETTINGS
The Navigation Group is used to navigate through camera menus. Refer to CAMERA OPERATIONAL
CONTROLS > REDMOTE > NAVIGATION GROUP. The camera settings and status are displayed on the
REDMOTE LCD. Refer to BASIC OPERATION > GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE AND NAVIGATION >
REDMOTE.
CH ANGIN G CAM E RA SE TTINGS
USING CAMERA LCD / EXTERNAL MONITOR AS REFERENCE
To adjust a parameter value displayed on the camera’s Upper Status Group, first note the red colored bar
(located under 24fps in this example), indicating the currently active parameter for instant adjustment.
Use the NAVIGATION GROUP directional pad to move the cursor to a different parameter if desired, then
press the ENTER key to select that parameter and use the Scroll Wheel to adjust that parameter’s value. To
confirm the change in parameter value and to exit the adjustment menu, press the ENTER button.
To access the camera’s menus, press the MENU button at the lower left. The MENU displays on the EVF,
LCD or external monitors if the LCD and/or EVF are not connected disconnected.
Use the NAV GROUP to make changes to the cameras settings. Use the scroll wheel and directional pad to
move the cursor to navigate and make changes to the desired settings. When a desired setting change is
made, press the ENTER button or the directional pad UP arrow to exit from that setting.
Exiting Menus to Main Screen
To EXIT from the Secondary Menus and return to the main screen:
Press the MENU button until the main screen is displayed.
USING REDMOTE LCD STAND-ALONE
The LOCAL function of the REDMOTE allows you to adjust the camera settings from the REDMOTE while
observing the parameters directly on the REDMOTE LCD as opposed to on the camera LCD or an external
monitor. For complete details refer to REDMOTE MENUS > SOFT MENU BUTTONS 1-3 > 2 REMOTE >
LOCAL.
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ADVANCED OPERATION: REDMOTE MENUS
S O FT M ENU BU TTO NS 1-3
Located below the main LCD display are three Soft Menu Buttons, who access advanced function menus
identified by text in the LCD directly above the corresponding button. These menus control wireless
connection (CONNECT), camera or local menus (REMOTE/LOCAL) and system setup (SETUP).
WIRELESS CONNECT: SOFT MENU BUTTON 1
NOTE: This Button is hidden if REDMOTE is attached to the camera or rear-most camera module.
NOTE: If a REDMOTE has previously been successfully paired with a camera, and the REDMOTE has
scanned the wireless network and found that camera, the following operation can be bypassed as the
REDMOTE will auto scan and connect to that camera each time it is powered ON and undocked.
C ONNEC T RE DM O TE TO A P AI RED CA ME RA
NOTE: The following procedure assumes the camera has already been paired and named DEFAULT under
the camera’s SETTINGS > SETUP >REDMOTE and COMMUNICATION menus.
1. Press CONNECT to initiate a scan by the REDMOTE for available paired cameras in wireless range.
2. If the REDMOTE fails to find a camera it has been paired with the following screen will be displayed.
Select RESCAN and press the ENTER button in the Navigation Group to force a second scan for paired
cameras in wireless range. A wireless scan typically takes 20-30 seconds.
3. When REDMOTE finds a camera or cameras it has been paired with in wireless range, the name of the
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available camera or cameras will be displayed - for example a single camera named DEFAULT.
4. Select the desired camera to connect to for REDMOTE wireless operation and press the ENTER button in
the Navigation Group. The REDMOTE will connect to the selected camera.
5. Once connected, the REDMOTE will display the key operating parameters of the selected camera. The
wireless signal strength will be shown in the lower Right corner of the REDMOTE screen.
6. The camera VIEWFINDER monitor output will confirm REDMOTE is wireless connection by displaying RM
and a signal strength icon in Green on the Lower Status Group.
NOTE: Once this procedure has occurred once, the REDMOTE will automatically search for the camera each
time it is undocked, until the paired camera selection is changed.
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CANCEL
If you wish to exit the CONNECT menu at any time press CANCEL.
DISCONNECT
To stop communicating wirelessly with the camera, select Soft Menu Button 1 Connect, then select
DISCONNECT and press the ENTER key in the Navigation Group.
RECONNECTING IF SIGNAL IS LOST
On loss of wireless communication REDMOTE will scan for the camera it was last paired with.
If the REDMOTE is unable to re-connect after 30 seconds, it will enter the manual SCAN menu, follow the
procedure outlined about to scan and identify camera(s) that you wish to connect to.
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OPERATING WITH MULTIPLE CAMERAS FROM A REDMOTE
To control more than one camera from a single REDMOTE, first pair the REDMOTE with each camera. After
pairing REDMOTE to the desired cameras, press Soft Menu Button 1: CONNECT. Available cameras will be
listed.
Select the camera you wish to control and press the ENTER button. When you want to switch to a different
camera, press Soft Menu Button 1: CONNECT again to list available cameras and re-select.
REDMOTE OR LOCAL MENUS: SOFT MENU BUTTON 2
When selected allows the user to toggle the REDMOTE between REMOTE and LOCAL menus.
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REMOTE
Allows the user to adjust camera settings from REDMOTE, by navigating the camera menus appearing on the
VIEWFINDER output of the camera, with summary data only appearing on the REDMOTE LCD
LOCAL
Allows the user to adjust camera settings from REDMOTE, by navigating camera menus appearing on the
REDMOTE LCD, with summary data only appearing on the VIEWFINDER output of the camera.
CUSTOMIZING LOCAL MENUS
When operating in LOCAL mode, REDMOTE provides the user the option to configure which parameters to
display in each of the parameter status windows. You can assign the parameters to one of the 5 pages of
information available under Soft Menu Buttons 4-8.
To customize parameters:
1. Ensure camera is ON and wirelessly connected to REDMOTE.
2. If Soft Menu Button 2 reports as REMOTE, press it once so it reports LOCAL.
3. Select the Soft Menu Button page you would like to set the parameter on from the right hand side of the
LCD. Refer to SOFT MENU BUTTONS 4-8.
4. Use the directional arrows on the Navigational Control to move the Red cursor to the desired location
within that page to place the parameter.
5. Now press SETUP: Soft Menu Button 3.
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6. Select “Setup Slot” and press the ENTER button.
7. A new Setup window will appear displaying available parameters to display.
8. Select the desired parameter and press the ENTER button.
9. You may now control this parameter directly from the REDMOTE.
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REDMOTE SETUP: SOFT MENU BUTTON 3
When pressed, SETUP provides the option of forcing the REDLINK wireless link ON or OFF and selecting the
following REDMOTE Setup menu.
Adjustable parameters include LCD screen brightness; beep speaker Volume and Auto Shutdown time. In the
lower section of the display is the MAC address and the current firmware build of the REDMOTE
Brightness
The BRIGHTNESS control adjusts the LCD backlight intensity. Set value to maximum for daylight visibility,
set value lower for nighttime operation or for maximum battery run time when operating in wireless mode.
Default value is Maximum.
Volume
The VOLUME control adjusts the loudness of the beep speaker. As you adjust this value the REDMOTE will
beep the speaker to give an audible confirmation of the selected volume. Default value is Minimum.
Auto Shutdown
The AUTO SHUTDOWN control adjusts the amount of time a REDMOTE will continue to operate when in the
wireless mode after no detected activity (i.e. no button presses are detected) before powering down.
Default value is OFF (REDMOTE will operate continuously until manually powered down.)
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DI SP LAY LAYOU T: SO FT MENU BU TTONS 4-8
To the right of the LCD are five Soft Menu buttons 4-8. These buttons select between a variety of camera
status page layouts.
NOTE: In Version 3.x software, buttons 7 and 8 are undefined.
Menu Button 4
Menu Button 5
Menu Button 6
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Menu Button 7&8
INTERNAL BATTERY
CHARGE STATUS
An icon shows the charge status of the REDMOTE battery in the lower right corner of the LCD.
When REDMOTE is operating in wireless mode, the icon indicates current charge capacity. When
satisfactory the icon is displayed in Green. When battery charge becomes marginal, the icon turns Yellow.
When battery charge is critically low, and wireless communication is at risk of being lost the icon turns Red.
The REDMOTE should be re-attached to the camera or rearmost module, or be attached to a suitable USB
power source, to recharge the battery before re-attempting wireless operation.
When attached to the camera or rearmost camera module, or external USB power source, this icon will
either display solid green, indicating fully charged, or blink, indicating the battery is being charged by the
camera or external USB power source.
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BATTERY LIFE
When using the REDMOTE in wireless configuration, the battery will last approximately 8 hours before
charging is necessary.
NOTE: When not using the REDMOTE, for maximum battery storage life, use the Power / Lock Switch to
power down the REDMOTE completely by pressing down in the power off position and using the displayed
menu to shut down the REDMOTE and/or the REDMOTE and camera. Refer to POWER UP / DOWN >
POWER DOWN. If the Power / Lock Switch is pressed down in the power off position and held until the
REDMOTE powers down, the battery storage life will be reduced greatly as there will be a slight power draw
on the REDMOTE when shut down using this procedure.
CHARGING
CH A RGE TI ME
A fully discharged REDMOTE battery will be fully charged in approximately 6 hours.
U SING C AM ERA
While connected to the camera, the REDMOTE will automatically recharge its internal battery. Charge status
is indicated by the Green Battery Icon at the top-right of the REDMOTE LCD display screen. A fully
discharged REDMOTE battery will be re-charged in approximately 6 hours if connected to a powered camera
or a USB based power source such as laptop P.C.
U SING U SB CONN EC TO R
The REDMOTE can be charged by connecting the RED Mini-USB-to-USB cable (790-0230) between
REDMOTE and a computer or a cell phone charger.
NOTE: The REDMOTE can be charged using the Mini-USB connector while connected and controlling a
camera wirelessly.
NOTE: If the computer / cable / hub do not provide enough voltage, the REDMOTE will not charge and show
an "Error Charging" message.
1
Connect the USB connector to any computer (computer must be ON to charge REDMOTE).
2. Connect the Mini-USB end to the REDMOTE USB Port located on the lower right side (under rubber
protective cover).
3. If the REDMOTE is powered down (and paired camera is OFF), the REDMOTE will power UP, display
STARTING UP, display SEARCHING (with flashing Green LED), then settle into IDLE mode.
4. Green battery indicator will blink, indicating REDMOTE is charging.
5. A fully discharged REDMOTE battery will be fully charged in approximately 6 hours.
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UPGRADE REDMOTE FIRMWARE
UPGRADE REDMOTE THROUGH DSMC
When you dock a REDMOTE on the DSMC, the DSMC checks to see if the REDMOTE is running the latest
firmware. If the REDMOTE firmware is slightly outdated, you have the option to update the REDMOTE
through the DSMC, without having to install updates from a USB. If the REDMOTE firmware is severely
outdated, the screen will tell you to install the most recent version from a USB.
UPGRADE REDMOTE (MACINTOSH)
IN S TA LL RED MO TE UP G RADE U TI LI TY (M ACIN TOSH)
The REDMOTE Upgrade Utility allows you to upgrade the firmware on your REDMOTE.
NOTE: After firmware has been upgraded through the REDMOTE Upgrade Utility, the REDMOTE must be
paired to the camera again.
1. Download the DSMC_Resources_vX.X.zip file located at http://www.red.com/support.
2. Uncompress the zip file.
3. Open the DSMC_Resources_vX.X folder.
4. Open the REDMOTE_Upgrade_Utility folder.
5. Open the Mac Folder.
6. Open REDMOTE.dmg.
7. Open REDMOTE Upgrade Utility.
8. Proceed to Configure REDMOTE Connection with Computer on 212.
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C ON FIGU RE RED MO TE CONNEC TI ON WI TH C OM PU TE R
( MACI N TOS H)
The next step in upgrading REDMOTE firmware is to establish communication between the computer and the
REDMOTE.
1. Connect a USB to mini-USB cable between the MAC and the USB connector on the REDMOTE.
NOTE: When properly connected to the PC, the battery charge indicator will flash.
2. Go to System Preferences and choose Network.
NOTE: This may open automatically when the REDMOTE is connected.
3. Look for a device called RNDIS/ ...Gadget.
4. Change Configure IPv4 setting to Manually.
5. In the IP Address field, enter 192.168.0.1.
6. In the Subnet Mask field, enter 255.255.255.0.
7. Click Apply.
8. The Status should change to Connected after changes.
NOTE: After entering the IP address as shown above you may not connect during the upgrade procedure. If
you go back and check the IP address you see that it is 0.0.0.0 and the status of the device is shown as
Connected, you may need to enter the IP address again.
9. Go back to REDMOTE Upgrade Utility and click on Connect to establish communication with the
REDMOTE.
10. Connection is Established With REDMOTE will be displayed when connected. If the connection is not
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established, then disable all internet connections and try again.
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U PG RAD E REDM O TE FI RMWARE ( M ACIN TO SH)
The following information will guide you through proper updating of your REDMOTE firmware.
1. Download and save the REDMOTE_Firmware_vX.X.XX.zip file located at http://www.red.com/support.
NOTE: Always review the read_me_installing_redmote_vX.X.XX instructions contained in the
REDMOTE_Firmware_vX.X.XX.zip file.
2. Uncompress the zip file.
3. Open the REDMOTE_Firmware_vX.X.XX folder.
4. Click Select File in REDMOTE Upgrade Utility.
5. Navigate to the redmote.1.bin file located in the REDMOTE_Firmware_vX.X.XX folder and click Open.
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6. Selected File: redmote.1.bin will then be displayed.
7. Click on Start Upgrade.
8. File Transfer Progress will be displayed.
9. REDMOTE will display Upgrading Firmware… with a Green status bar showing upgrade progress.
REDMOTE will also display UPGRADE during this process. Upgrade process can also be tracked on
another display.
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10. Once the File Transfer Status is completed, the REDMOTE Upgrade Utility will display Firmware Upgrade
Successfully Done.
11. Click OK.
12. Click Disconnect to close the REDMOTE Upgrade Utility.
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13. REDMOTE will reboot.
14. REDMOTE will display POWER UP and then SEARCHING once the upgrade has completed.
15. Select [CANCEL].
16. Verify the current REDMOTE firmware Version by selecting SETUP > SETUP SYSTEM.
17. REDMOTE upgrade is complete and you can now attach it to the EPIC Brain.
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NOTE: Pairing of the REDMOTE may not be necessary after upgrading the REDMOTE firmware, however,
after upgrading the camera firmware you must pair the REDMOTE again.
UPGRADE REDMOTE (WINDOWS)
IN S TA LL RED MO TE UP G RADE U TI LI TY ( WINDO WS)
The REDMOTE Upgrade Utility allows you to upgrade the firmware on your REDMOTE.
NOTE: After firmware has been upgraded through the REDMOTE Upgrade Utility, the REDMOTE must be
paired to the camera again.
1. Download the DSMC_Resources_vX.X.zip file located at http://www.red.com/support.
2. Uncompress the zip file.
3. Open the DSMC_Resources_vX.X folder.
4. Open the Win folder.
5. Open REDMOTE_upgrade_setup.exe.
6. Click on Extract all.
7. Select a destination and extract files.
8. Click on Extract.
9. Open the DSMC_Resources_vX.X folder.
10. Open the REDMOTE_Upgrade_Utility folder.
11. Open the Win folder.
12. Open the REDMOTE_upgrade_setup.exe.
NOTE: If you receive an error when attempting to install the REDMOTE Upgrade Utility, right click on the
setup file and select Run as Administrator to proceed.
13. Select I Agree to the License Agreement.
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14. Select Install REDMOTE Firmware and click Next.
15. Choose location to install the REDMOTE Upgrade Utility and click Next.
16. Select the Start Menu folder you would like to create the shortcut and click Install.
17. Click Close after setup was completed successfully.
18. Proceed to Configure REDMOTE Connection with Computer (Windows) on 218.
C ON FIGU RE RED MO TE CONNEC TI ON WI TH C OM PU TE R ( WIND O WS)
The next step in upgrading REDMOTE firmware is to establish communication between the computer and the
REDMOTE.
1. Connect a USB to mini-USB cable between the PC and the USB connector on the REDMOTE
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2. If connecting for the first time, a RNDIS/Gadget driver will be installed on the system
3. When the driver is installed, the battery charge indicator will flash on the REDMOTE
NOTE: If the REDMOTE will not connect to the PC, please refer to the read_me_installing_redmote_vX.X.XX
file in the REDMOTE_Firmware_vX.X.XX folder for manual setup of network connection instructions or
contact RED SUPPORT for assistance (http://www.red.com/contact_us).
4. Open the REDMOTE_update program from the Start Menu folder you created the shortcut for
5. Click on Connect to establish communication between the REDMOTE and REDMOTE_update
6. Connection is Established With REDMOTE will be displayed when connected. If the connection is not
established, then disable all internet connections and try again.
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The following information will guide you through proper updating of your REDMOTE firmware.
1. Download and save the REDMOTE_Firmware_vX.X.XX.zip file located at http://www.red.com/support.
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NOTE: Always review the read_me_installing_redmote_vX.X.XX instructions contained in the
REDMOTE_Firmware_vX.X.XX.zip file.
2. Uncompress the zip file.
3. Open the REDMOTE_Firmware_vX.X.XX folder.
4. Click Select File in REDMOTE Upgrade Utility.
5. Navigate to the redmote.1.bin file located in the REDMOTE_Firmware_vX.X.XX folder and click Open.
6. Selected File: redmote.1.bin will then be displayed.
7. Click on Start Upgrade.
8. File Transfer Progress will be displayed.
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9. REDMOTE will display Upgrading Firmware… with a Green status bar showing upgrade progress.
REDMOTE will also display UPGRADE during this process. Upgrade process can also be tracked on
another display.
10. Once the File Transfer Status is completed, the REDMOTE Upgrade Utility will display Firmware Upgrade
Successfully Done.
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11. Click OK.
12. Click Disconnect to close the REDMOTE Upgrade Utility.
13. REDMOTE will reboot.
14. REDMOTE will display POWER UP and then SEARCHING once the upgrade has completed.
15. Select [CANCEL].
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16. Verify the current REDMOTE firmware Version by selecting SETUP > SETUP SYSTEM.
17. REDMOTE upgrade is complete and you can now attach it to the EPIC Brain.
NOTE: Pairing of the REDMOTE may not be necessary after upgrading the REDMOTE firmware, however,
after upgrading the camera firmware you must pair the REDMOTE again.
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APPENDIX H: 3D SETUP / OPERATION
OVERVIEW
The following information outlines basic procedures to connect two RED DSMC cameras together in a
Master / Slave configuration for 3D operation, operation of cameras in Master / Slave configuration and clip
naming conventions for clips recorded on those cameras. The MASTER camera will control only the
METADATA parameters of both cameras. On the SLAVE camera, any other setting outside of these will need
to be manually changed before recording.
CAMERA SETUP
Select one camera to be designated as Master and a second to be designated as Slave.
NOTE: Cameras can also be set up in a MASTER / MASTER and SLAVE / SLAVE configuration. To set as
MASTER / MASTER select ALL under TARGET for both cameras. This will allow either camera to make
METADATA changes and control record start/stop of both cameras. To set as SLAVE / SLAVE select NONE
under TARGET for both cameras. This allows each camera to control its own METADATA.
MASTER CAMERA
Perform the following steps on the Master camera:
1. Go to SECONDARY MENUS > SETTINGS > SETUP > COMMUNICATION > NAME and give the camera a
unique NAME (CAM A, LEFT, etc…).
2. Under TARGET select ALL.
3. Give the camera a unique IP address.
4. Go to SLAVE CAMERA.
SLAVE CAMERA
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Perform the following steps on the Slave camera:
1. Go to SECONDARY MENUS > SETTINGS > SETUP > COMMUNICATION > NAME and give the camera a
unique NAME (CAM B, RIGHT, etc…).
2. Under TARGET select NONE.
3. Give the Slave camera a unique IP address different from the Master.
CLIP NAMING CONVENTIONS
REEL NO . / SLATE (CAMERA ID) / CAMERA POSITION
Before shooting in Master / Slave or Master / Master configuration for a Stereo / 3D production, make sure
the Camera Slate (i.e. Reel No. and Cam ID) are set to the same value for both Master and Slave cameras.
Then change the Cam Pos value from the system default of CENTER, to either LEFT or RIGHT to identify the
"left eye" and "right eye" camera in the stereo pair.
The Reel No, Cam ID and Cam Pos can be set when formatting the media or after formatting by using the
SET option. Refer to SECONDARY MENUS > MEDIA.
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For example, if Master is set to LEFT and Slave is set to RIGHT and both Cam IDs are set to S, the first clip
recorded by this stereo camera configuration will be:
Master:
S001_L001_0503B6.R3D
Slave: S001_R001_0503R7.R3D
Where 0503 represents 05 March, B6 and R7 are examples of camera generated wildcard characters.
Note: If both Master and Slave cameras are accidentally left in default settings of CENTER and CAM A ID,
the clips recorded on each camera will have the same file structure, with the exception of the camera
generated wildcard characters which protect against exact file name duplication:
Master:
A001_C001_0503B6.R3D
Slave: A001_C001_0503R7.R3D
CONNECTING CAMERAS
1. While still powered up, interconnect the cameras using a Master/Slave GIG-E Cable P/N 790-0163. Plug
the cable into the GIG-E connector on the rear of each camera body.
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2. Power down both cameras, then power back up. If properly connected, LAN will illuminate Green on the
UI.
3. Connect a SYNC cable P/N 790-0154 to each camera and connect as to your 3 rd party device.
A. Yellow BNC connector is for SMPTE unbalanced Timecode input.
B. Green BNC connector is for Tri-Level Sync (Genlock) input.
C. White BNC connector is a dual-purpose (Shutter SYNC input or GPI) input.
4. Go to SETTINGS > SETUP > GPIO/SYNC > SYNC MODE and select GENLOCK.
5. Verify the camera’s project frame rate matches the Genlock and Timecode generator(s) framerate(s).
6. When properly connected and synchronized, TC, GEN and SYNC will illuminate Green on the UI.
OPERATION
CHANGING SETTINGS
When changes are made to the Master camera settings, the Slave camera setting will also change, but not in
real-time. For example, when you change the Frame Rate on the Master camera, you will not see the change
on the Slave camera until you set the Master camera at the new Frame Rate.
Also when making changes to the Secondary menu settings, the Slave camera will not display those changes
unless it affects items displayed on the main screen (example: when HDRx is enabled on the Master camera,
HDR will change to HDRx on the Slave camera).
RECORDING
When the power/record button is pressed on the Master camera to start/stop recording, the Slave camera
will also start/stop recording.
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POWER DOWN
When the Master camera is powered down using the Secondary Menu > Power, the Slave camera will also
power down.
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APPENDIX I: EXPOSURE – USING FALSE COLOR
AND ISO
NOTE: The following section uses a RED ONE camera display to illustrate exposure tools;
however, the same principles apply to RED DSMC camera systems.
RED DSMC cameras provide several advanced exposure indication tools. In the following examples, we will
show how these tools respond to a reference scene that is under-exposed, over-exposed and then correctly
exposed. Each scene will have its unique characteristics so the “correct exposure” is a matter of judgment,
balancing the desire to avoid clipping any highlights and also avoiding underexpose of elements in deep
shadow – which may therefore be prone to noise when developed in post-production.
The following reference scene includes highlight and shadow elements and was shot at ISO 800.
UNDEREXPOSURE (~ 2 STOPS)
ISO 800
Monitor Output
In the image above it is obvious the camera is under exposed. The initial clues are the monitor is very dark,
and the histogram is justified to the left. Also note that red bar at the left edge of the histogram and the
vertical color stack to the right of the histogram is only at grey. These indicators are saying a significant
amount of the senor’s RAW data is “in the noise” and that the peak level of the sensor’s RAW data is at a
very low level – in fact less than halfway.
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ISO 800
False Color:
Exposure
Select False Color – Exposure: note the √ E icon in the GUI when active. This mode allows us to visualize
where in the image underexposure is taking place. These areas are indicated in purple. It is clear those areas
are under the matchbox and coin, and between the bottle and cigar holder.
ISO 800
False Color: Video
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Select False Color – Video: note the √ V icon in the GUI when active. This mode allows us to check the RGB
video levels of the scene. As the peak white chips on the test chart are showing up in green and the
underexpose areas are showing up in dark blue, this says the monitor path video levels are only ranging
between 44 IRE and 1 IRE.
Because the scene is under exposed, when the recorded .R3D file is color corrected in post-production, the
scene’s highlight information will certainly not be clipped, however the shadow information will probably
display with significant noise once pushed to an acceptable brightness.
OVEREXPOSURE (~ 2 STOPS)
ISO 800
Monitor Output
In the image above it is obvious the camera is over exposed. The monitor is very bright and the histogram is
justified to the right. Note the red bar at the right edge of the histogram and the vertical color stack to the
right of the histogram is showing red plus the three traffic lights to the right of that are all illuminated. These
indicators are suggesting that a signification portion of the sensor’s RAW data is “at clip”, and this clipping
is occurring on Red, Green and Blue channels.
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ISO 800
False Color:
Exposure
Select False Color – Exposure: note the √ E icon in the GUI when active. This mode allows us to visualize
where in the image over exposure is taking place. These areas are indicated in red. It is clear those areas are
on the highlight on coin, and at the top right edge of the color chip test chart.
ISO 800
False Color: Video
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Select False Color – Video: note the √ V icon in the GUI when active. This mode allows us to check the RGB
video levels of the scene. As all the white chips on the test chart are Yellow, this suggests that a significant
portion of the monitor path video is at the maximum legal 100 IRE value.
Because the scene is over exposed, when the recorded .R3D file is color corrected in post-production, the
scene’s highlight information will almost certainly be clipped, however the shadow information will probably
display cleanly once pulled back down to an acceptable brightness.
APPROPRIATE EXPOSURE
ISO 800
Monitor Output
In this image, the camera is appropriately exposed for this scene. The monitor is neither very dark nor very
bright and the histogram is spread evenly given that there are bright highlights on the coin we wish not to
blow out. Note that there is no red bar on either the left or the right edges of the histogram and the vertical
color stack to the right of the histogram is at yellow. These indicators suggest that there is no significant
amount of the sensor’s RAW data “in the noise” or “at clip”, and that the peak level of the sensor’s RAW
data is about 2/3 stop below clipping.
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ISO 800
False Color:
Exposure
Select False Color – Exposure: note the √ E icon in the GUI when active. This mode allows us to visualize
where there is under exposure (purple) or over exposure (red) in the image. In this case, there is a very small
area of purple under the cracker box, and just a suggestion of red on the highlight on the coin, which
suggested that the sensor is appropriately exposed for this scene.
ISO 800
False Color: Video
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Select False Color – Video: note the √ V icon in the GUI when active. This mode allows us to check the RGB
video levels of the scene. The two green squares in the upper right corner of the color chart and green in the
background indicate that the scene’s mid grey and skin tone elements, plus peak white and blacks are all at
appropriate levels.
Because the scene was well exposed, when the recorded clip is color corrected in post-production,
sufficient headroom exists for the scene’s highlight information to be displayed without clipping, and the
shadow information can be displayed without significant noise, even if the brightness of the shadow
information is pulled up.
ADJUSTING THE ISO RATING
In the following two examples, the image exposed at ISO 800 rating have had the ISO rating adjusted first to
ISO 6400 and then to ISO 100.
NOTE: Although the image and Histogram both adjust to changes in the ISO rating, the sensor RAW meters
do not change – they always indicate what is happening at the sensor level and hence where the image is
truly in noise or at clipping.
ISO 6400
No Exposure
Adjustment
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ISO 100
No Exposure
Adjustment
In these extreme examples, it is clear that the RGB domain images are respectively very bright and very
dark. The histogram data reflects that, however you can also see that the sensor RAW meters are
unchanged. The exposure at the sensor at this point in time is the same. If you choose to close the iris to
reduce the brightness of the first image you will be reducing exposure at the sensor – this biases exposure
in favor of protecting the scene highlight. Alternatively, if you choose to open the iris to increase the
brightness of the image of the second image you will be increasing exposure at the sensor – this biases
exposure in favor of minimizing noise in the scene shadows.
The technique is similar in principle to re-rating a film stock. With practice, the ISO rating can be used as a
tool to assist ideal exposure based on the dynamic range identified within the scene.
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APPENDIX J: POST-PRODUCTION
RED workflow is quite easy to understand, especially if you have experience with photographic RAW image
processing, or shoot 16mm or 35mm film followed by a telecine transfer to video for non-linear video editing
and on-line conform.
The RAW data captured by RED cameras has wide dynamic range and color space, so you can freely change
the white balance, adjust exposure and alter highlight and shadow tonality in post-production.
The RED DSMC camera records RAW sensor data using wavelet based REDCODE RAW compression to
REDMAG 1.8” SSD. The compressed RAW data is then transferred from the digital media to a Macintosh
OSX or Windows XP workstation running REDCINE-X PRO post-production software. These applications do
not directly edit or conform the RAW data themselves, but prepare the RAW data for editing and conforming
by RGB domain post-production software applications.
In film processing terms, REDCINE-X PRO act as an integrated film laboratory, telecine, and one light color
corrector. It converts recorded REDCODE RAW data to RGB video, and provides basic one light image
processing and color correction. Using REDCINE-X PRO, footage can also be cropped, resized, or
repositioned.
REDCINE-X PRO can also encode 4K or 2K RAW footage into a variety of uncompressed RGB and
compressed 4:2:2 video formats. For film out, multi-media or special effects applications, REDCINE-X PRO
may export a sequence of 2K or 4K image files in TIFF, Open EXR, DPX, JPEG, or Photoshop PSD file
formats.
Provided the appropriate QuickTime codecs are available on the host computer workstation, compressed
video choices include ProRes, DNxHD, DV100 and M-JPEG QuickTime movies at 1080p or 720p resolution,
providing compatibility with the majority of non-linear editing systems.
Depending on the QuickTime movie resolution, material may be taken directly to a broadcast delivery
videotape format, or after the editorial decisions have been made, video can be conformed at full image
resolution by replacing the lower resolution edit proxy with a high resolution 4K, 2K or 1080p image file.
MONITORING
When using RED Digital Cinema software tools it is recommended your monitor should be set to Adobe
1998, or to SMPTE-C display profile. If you use the HD Cinema display profile, adjust the gamma to 2.2.
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REDCINE-X ® PRO
REDCINE-X PRO is available for Intel based Mac OSX and Windows XP platforms. The application
performing white balance and one light color correction, image pan/scan, crop and scaling operations.
The application can export either a single clip, or a sequence of clips, as 4K or 2K resolution 10-bit DPX or
16-bit TIFF files. REDCINE-X PRO can also render clips into standalone QuickTime movies using a variety of
video codecs including H.264, Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD
REDCINE-X PRO is available for download at http://www.RED.com/support. The REDCINE-X PRO
Operation Guide Is included with the download package.
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APPENDIX K: MAINTENANCE
WARNING: DO NOT attempt to modify, dismantle or open your camera, lens or other accessory as doing so
may expose you to electric shock and serious injury. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Alteration or
repairs made to the camera, lens or other accessory, except by a RED authorized service facility, will void
the Limited Warranty.
CLEANING
All RED products are designed for rugged durability, but precision instruments demand proper care. Please
note the following care guidelines:
WARNING: DO NOT rinse or immerse any element of the camera, lens or other accessory, keep them dry at
all times.
WARNING: DO NOT use soaps, detergents, ammonia, acetone, alkaline cleaners, abrasive cleaning
compounds, or solvents. These substances may damage lens coatings and electronic circuitry.
CAMERA AND ACCESSORY EXTERIOR SURFACES
Clean ONLY using a dry cloth. When cleaning your camera and accessories, remember that it is not
waterproof and moisture can damage electronic circuitry.
BRAIN
O P TIC A L LO W-P AS S FI LTE R (O LP F)
If equipped with an OLPF, use Delkin Devices Digital Duster Kit (P/N DDSS-DUSTER2) or equivalent to clean
OLPF surface.
LCD SCREEN (TOUCHSCREEN / NON-TOUCHSCREEN)
The specialized AR and AS coatings on RED TOUCH LCD displays must be treated with special care to avoid
scratching. To help maintain the specialized AR and AS coatings on RED TOUCH LCD displays, the RED
TOUCH LCD comes with a RED Microfiber bag for cleaning and storage. Using it will preserve the superior
quality of these coatings. Hand wash and air-dry the RED Microfiber bag regularly.
NOTE: RED’s warranty does not cover any LCD display against scratches or damage due to use of improper
chemicals to clean the LCD.
ONLY USE a RED Microfiber bag or equivalent Photographic Solutions PEC*PADs (P/N 05011) and Isopropyl
Alcohol (>95%) or equivalent Pancro Professional Lens Cleaner (P/N PANCROCLN) to clean the screen on
Touchscreen and Non-Touchscreen LCDs.
DO NOT USE any other solvents, chemicals or third party cleaning kits because they have not been tested
on RED TOUCH LCD displays and can possibly damage them. Not approved for use on RED TOUCH LCD
displays:
Rubbing Alcohol
Isopropyl Alcohol (<90%)
Windex
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Pre-packaged lens cleaner containing any additives, such as detergent, anti-static, fragrance, etc.
For proper cleaning and storage, remember to protect the RED TOUCH LCD by storing it in the RED
Microfiber bag.
EVF
Use Pancro Professional Lens Cleaner (P/N PANCROCLN) and Photographic Solutions PEC*PADs (P/N
05011) or equivalent to clean the viewfinder lens. Ensure your spray the solution onto the pad and not
directly onto the lens surface.
REDMOT E SCREEN
Use Pancro Professional Lens Cleaner (P/N PANCROCLN) and Photographic Solutions PEC*PADs (P/N
05011) or equivalent to clean the screen on Touchscreen and Non-Touchscreen LCDs.
LENSES
Use Pancro Professional Lens Cleaner (P/N PANCROCLN) and Photographic Solutions PEC*PADs (P/N
05011) or equivalent to clean the viewfinder lens. Ensure your spray the solution onto the pad and not
directly onto the lens surface.
SIDE HANDLE LCD
Use Pancro Professional Lens Cleaner (P/N PANCROCLN) and Photographic Solutions PEC*PADs (P/N
05011) or equivalent to clean the screen on the Side Handle LCD.
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BACK FOCUS ADJUSTMENT
WARNING: There is a Screw-In metal plug installed in the camera body covering the back focus screw. This
plug must be removed before performing a back focus adjustment. To remove the plug, use a T-10 Torx
SCREWdriver.
NOTE: To perform this procedure as written, you must have a PL mount and RED Focus™.
Back focus is adjusted by turning the back focus adjustment on the top of the camera’s front plate using a
T-10 Torx screwdriver. This screw is indicated by a Siemens Star with an arrow pointing to its location.
Back Focus Adjustment Location
1. Remove the screw-in plug located in the back focus adjustment opening using a T-10 Torx screwdriver.
2. Place the camera on a level, stable surface or mount the camera on a tripod.
3. Install RED Focus to the camera PL mount.
A. Remove the camera lens or sensor cover if equipped.
B. Install RED Focus onto the camera in the position shown.
C. Ensure RED Focus is secured to the camera with the camera lock ring.
RED Focus Properly Installed on Camera
4. Power up the camera.
5. Power up RED Focus. Refer to POWER UP / DOWN.
NOTE: Remember that RED Focus will AUTOMATICALLY power down after 3 minutes. Press the Red button
on the front to power back up.
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6. Set the camera to Magnify. Go to SECONDARY MENUS > SETTINGS > DISPLAY > FALSE COLOR >
MAGNIFY.
NOTE: The “Focus” option located under SECONDARY MENUS > SETTINGS > DISPLAY > FALSE COLOR >
FOCUS can serve as a good double-check for proper focus during this procedure.
RED Focus Displayed Image on Camera
7. Insert a T-10 Torx screwdriver into the back focus adjustment screw. The screw is oriented at
approximately 80° as shown.
Performing Back Focus Adjustment
8. Carefully and slowly, rotate the back focus adjustment screw to achieve optimum focus.
A. Turning CLOCKWISE moves the sensor forward.
B. Turning COUNTER-CLOCKWISE moves the sensor rearward.
NOTE: The center of the image will never be in perfect focus as the lines are less than 1/3 of a pixel in size.
9. The back focus adjustment mechanism is self-locking, and does not require a supplementary locking
screw.
10. Install the screw-in plug in the back focus adjustment opening using a T-10 Torx screwdriver.
11. This completes the back focus adjustment.
APPENDIX L: TROUBLESHOOTING
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NO MEDIA ATTACHED
Displayed if media is not present or not formatted when pressing the record button. Connect media to
camera if necessary. If media is already connected, format media and attempt to record again. Refer to
APPENDIX B: MANAGING DIGITAL MEDIA for detailed information.
RECORDING HALTED: RECORD ERROR - SHUTDOWN
Displayed if media removed while recording. DO NOT remove media while camera is recording. Power down
the camera, verify the media is inserted properly (inspect connectors for damage), power up and resume
recording.
PRESET COULD NOT BE APPLIED
If the preset could not be applied, “Preset Could Not Be Applied” will appear to inform you. Power down
camera, power back up and attempt to apply the preset that failed.
CAMERA CANNOT BE PAIRED TO REDMOTE
Ensure REDMOTE display indicates IDLE before attempting to pair the camera to the REDMOTE.
Ensure the REDMOTE is detached from the rear of the camera body and powered on.
Ensure the REDMOTE wireless in turned on.
Ensure camera does not display REDLINK Upgrade Required.
CANNOT SEE MENUS ON LCD TOUCH SCREEN
Double tap the LCD screen to exit clean mode.
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APPENDIX M: TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
SENSOR
PIXEL ARRAY
S/N RATIO
14 MEGAPIXEL MYSTERIUM-X™
5120 (h) x 2700 (v)
66db
DYNAMIC RANGE
13.5 stops, up to 18 stops with HDRx™
MAX IMAGE AREA
5120 (h) x 2700 (v)
LENS COVERAGE
27.7mm (h) x 14.6mm (v) x 31.4 mm (d)
DEPTH OF FIELD
Equivalent to S35mm (Motion) / APS-H (Still) lenses
Equivalent to 16mm (Motion) lens in 2K RAW
ACQUISITION FORMATS
5K: RAW, HD, 2:1, WS, and ANA
4K: RAW and HD
3K: RAW and 2K
2K: RAW, WS, and HD
1K: RAW, HD, and WS
5K: RAW, HD, 2:1, WS, and ANA
4K: RAW and HD
PROJECT FRAME RATES
23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 47.96, 48, 50, 59.94 fps, all resolutions
DELIVERY FORMATS*
4K : DPX, TIFF, OpenEXR (RED RAY via optional encoder)
2K : DPX, TIFF, OpenEXR (RED RAY via optional encoder)
1080p RGB or 4:2:2, 720p 4:2:2 : Quicktime, JPEG
Avid AAF, MXF. 1080p 4.2.0, 720p 4:2:0 : H.264, .MP4
PROGRAM OUTPUT
HD-SDI Clean Feed
2K RGB, 1080p RGB or 4:2:2, 720p 4:2:2
SMPTE Timecode, HANC Metadata, 24-bit 48Khz Audio
MONITOR OUTPUT
HD-SDI and HDMI with Frame Guides and Look Around
2K RGB, 1080p RGB or 4:2:2, 720p RGB or 4:2:2
SMPTE Timecode, HANC Metadata, 24-bit 48Khz Audio
DIGITAL MEDIA
REDMAG (SSD) Module : (64, 128, 256, and 512 GB Media)
REDCODE™
12 and 16-bit RAW : Compression choices of 18:1 to 3:1
AUDIO
1-120 fps 5K, 4.5K; 1-150 fps 4K; 1-200 fps 3K; 1-300 fps 2K
2 channel, uncompressed, 24 bit, 48KHz.
Optional 4 channel, and AES / EBU digital audio.
MONITORING OPTIONS
RED LCD 5" Touchscreen Display
BOMB EVF™ High Definition Viewfinder
REMOTE CONTROL
Wireless, Ethernet, RS232, GPI Trigger
WEIGHT
5lbs. Body only
CONSTRUCTION
Aluminum Alloy
TEMPERATURE RANGES
Operating Range: 0˚C to +40˚C (32˚F to 104˚F)
Storage Range: -20˚C to +50˚C (-4˚F to 122˚F)
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CAMERA BRAIN DIMENSIONS
FRONT VIEW
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SIDE VIEW
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TO P VIEW
BO TTO M VIEW
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BACK VIEW
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APPENDIX N: RESOLUTION CHART
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