REDCAST Module Operation Guide
REDCAST MODULE
OPERATION GUIDE
REDCAST MODULE
RED.COM
REDCAST MODULE OPERATION GUIDE
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table of Contents
2
A Technical Specifications
30
Disclaimer
3
B REDCAST Module Compatibility
32
Copyright Notice
3
Supported Frequencies
32
Trademark Disclaimer
3
Attach REDCAST Module
32
Compliance Statements
3
Compatible RED Devices
32
Safety Instructions
4
Compatible Timecode and Genlock Devices
32
1 REDCAST Module Introduction
6
Compatible Third-Party Devices
33
Introduction
6
C REDCAST Module Workflow
34
System Requirements
7
Essential (Basic) Broadcast Setup
34
Additional Resources
7
Broadcast Setup with SMPTE Fiber Bridge
35
2 REDCAST Module Connectors
8
REDCAST Module Connectors
8
SDI-OUT Pinout
9
SYNC Pinout
9
TC Pinout
9
3 Install and Connect the Module
10
Install the REDCAST Module
10
Remove the REDCAST Module
11
Output Video
12
Set Up Timecode with the REDCAST Module 18
Set Up Genlock with the REDCAST Module
19
Enable a Test Pattern
21
REDCAST Module Status
22
4 Load and Use 3D LUTS
23
Compatible 3D LUT Formats
23
Manage 3D LUTs
23
Output 3D LUTs via the REDCAST Module
25
3D LUT Algorithms
26
5 REDCAST Module MAINTENANCE
27
Clean REDCAST Module Exterior Surfaces
27
Store REDCAST Module
27
Water Damage
27
6 Troubleshoot Your REDCAST Module
28
Err (Error) Link Status
28
Video Does Not Display Correctly
28
No Timecode in Via REDCAST Module
28
Cannot Genlock Via REDCAST Module
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Genlock Not In Sync When Using Long
Cables
29
Can Only Select Quadrant as Output
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DISCLAIMER
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COMPLIANCE STATEMENTS
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)
STATEMENTS
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: Regulations of the FCC and FAA
prohibit airborne operation of radio- frequency
wireless devices because there signals could
interfere with critical aircraft instruments.
INDUSTRIAL CANADA EMISSION COMPLIANCE STATEMENTS
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB003 du Canada.
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CAUTION: If the device is changed or modified
without permission from RED, the user may void
his or her authority to operate the equipment.
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AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND STATEMENTS
WASTE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT (WEEE)
RED declares that the radio equipment described in this document
comply with the following international standards.
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.
IEC 60065 - Product Safety
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.
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
EUROPEAN UNION COMPLIANCE STATEMENTS
INFORMATION
Products with the CE
marking comply with the
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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
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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.
EN 61000-3-2 (IEC610000-3-2) – Power Line Harmonics
EN 61000-3-3 (IEC610000) – Power Line Flicker
EN 60065 (IEC60065) – Product Safety
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WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric
shock, do not expose the camera to rain or
moisture.
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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.
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.
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.
Maintain sufficient ventilation—DO NOT block any ventilation
openings or obstruct cooling fan airflow.
CAUTION: Proper camera ventilation requires a
minimum 1/2" (1.25 cm) 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.
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 https://support.red.com.
CAUTION: The power cord plug for the DSMC
AC Power Adaptor is used as the power
disconnect. To disconnect all power from the
DSMC AC Power Adaptor, unplug the power cord
plug from the wall outlet. During use, the power
cord plug should remain easily accessible at all
times.
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.
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.
The DSMC 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 turned on. Before
installing or removing any of these accessories, you MUST turn off
the camera. Failure to do so may result in damage to the
accessory and/or camera that will not be covered under
warranty.
DO NOT bypass the third prong of the grounding-type plug on the
power cord of the DSMC AC Power Adaptor. 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.
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.
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REDCAST MODULE
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
The REDCAST ® Module (formerly the RED 4K Broadcast Module) provides a 4K Ultra-High Definition (UHD) video
stream, enabling you to capture and view action in real-time. The REDCAST Module uses four (4) 1080p 3G-SDI output
connections to broadcast 4K video at up to 59.94 frames per second (FPS).
Alternately, you can stream a full-frame 1080p video out of each 3G-SDI connector, providing four (4) additional HDSDI monitoring and recording paths.
For the first time, the unrivaled crisp and detailed images created by the EPIC DRAGON ® and SCARLET DRAGON ®
cameras can be broadcasted, creating a refined 4K viewing experience. The REDCAST Module adds to the arsenal of
features the EPIC DRAGON and SCARLET DRAGON offer. In addition to streaming a live 4K UHD video feed from the
REDCAST Module, the camera can simultaneously:
Record to SSD at 6K, 5K, or 4K.
Live stream at up to 1080p via the HD-SDI connector.
Live stream at up to 1080p via the HDMI connector.
Five (5) 1/4-20 mounting holes are built into the top of the module, allowing for various mechanical peripherals to be
attached.
You can apply 3D LUTs to the 3G-SDI outputs on the REDCAST Module.
Figure: REDCAST Module
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SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
The REDCAST Module is ONLY compatible with EPIC DRAGON and SCARLET DRAGON. The REDCAST Module
is NOT compatible with EPIC MYSTERIUM-X® or SCARLET MYSTERIUM-X®.
The REDCAST Module requires either the Module Adaptor or the +1 Adaptor Module to be connected to the
camera.
The REDCAST Module requires that your camera is on firmware v5.2.28 or later.
Using a 3D LUT requires that your camera is on firmware v6.0 or later.
Streaming full-frame 1080p video from the 3G-SDI connectors requires that your camera is on firmware v6.0 or later.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
The following resources offer additional information about RED, the DSMC® system, and the RED community:
RED.com: Check the official RED website for the latest information about RED products.
RED Learn Articles: RED offers in-depth technical articles about RED cameras, post-production, and digital
cinematography.
RED Downloads: Go to RED Downloads to download the latest firmware, operation guides, and post-production
software.
DSMC Toolkit: Go to RED Downloads to find the DSMC Toolkit, which offers many helpful tools and resources to
customize and improve your camera workflow.
RED Support: Check the RED SUPPORT site for FAQs, or to file a support ticket.
Bomb Squad Support: For more information, contact your Bomb Squad representative.
In-Camera Help: Select the Help button on an in-camera screen to open up the help for that screen.
REDUSER: Discuss all things RED on the REDUSER third-party forum.
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REDCAST MODULE
CONNECTORS
REDCAST MODULE CONNECTORS
Figure: REDCAST Module Connectors
# CONNECTOR DESCRIPTION
QUADRANT (IN UHD
MODE)
1 SDI-OUT 1
75 ohm BNC
Top left
2 SDI-OUT 2
75 ohm BNC
Top right
3 SDI-OUT 3
75 ohm BNC
Bottom left
4 SDI-OUT 4
75 ohm BNC
Bottom right
5 SYNC
75 ohm BNC; sync and genlock in; SMPTE ST 274; RS 170A TriLevel Sync
N/A
6 TC
75 ohm BNC; timecode in; SMPTE ST 12-2
N/A
COMPATIBLE CABLES
Each connector on the REDCAST® Module is compatible with the following cable:
790-0341: RED HD-SDI Cable (6')
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SDI-OUT PINOUT
Each SDI OUT port outputs an uncompressed 1920 × 1080p Level-A YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit (Rec 709) video feed in 4 x
1080p and Quad UHD modes. The SMPTE-UHD6G mode outputs a 3840 x 2160p 4K UHD image on all SDI OUT port
outputs.
75 OHM BNC CONNECTOR1
PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
DIRECTION
Center
6G-SDI
SMPTE ST 292
Out
SMPTE ST 424
SMPTE ST 2081
Shield/Screen
GROUND
Camera ground
N/A
1. The SDI output is progressive scan (p); it does not support progressive segmented frame (PsF) or interlaced (i) scan formats.
SYNC PINOUT
75 OHM BNC CONNECTOR
PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
DIRECTION
Center
SYNC
SMPTE ST 274 RS 170A Tri-Level Sync
In
Shield/Screen
GROUND
Camera ground
N/A
TC PINOUT
75 OHM BNC CONNECTOR
PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
DIRECTION
Center
TIMECODE
SMPTE ST 12-2
In
Shield/Screen
GROUND
Camera ground
N/A
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INSTALL AND CONNECT
THE MODULE
INSTALL THE REDCAST MODULE
REQUIRED TOOL(S): T20 Torx® driver
1. Turn off the camera.
2. Install a +1 Adaptor Module or a Module Adaptor. For more information about how to install adaptor modules, see
the camera operation guides, available at www.red.com/downloads.
3. Insert the lip at the top of the REDCAST® Module into the recess at the top of the adaptor module.
Figure: Insert Module Lip
4. Rotate the REDCAST Module down flush with the rear of the adaptor module.
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5. Apply pressure and use a T20 Torx driver to turn the lock on the bottom of the adaptor module clockwise into the
Lock position.
Figure: Lock In Module
The REDCAST Module is secured
Figure: REDCAST Module Installed
REMOVE THE REDCAST MODULE
REQUIRED TOOL(S): T20 Torx® driver
1. Turn off the camera.
2. Use a T20 Torx driver to turn the lock on the adaptor module counter-clockwise to the Unlock position.
3. Rotate the REDCAST Module upwards and down to disengage the lip at the top of the module from the adaptor
module.
4. Remove the REDCAST Module from the adaptor module.
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OUTPUT VIDEO
With the REDCAST Module, you can output the following:
"Output Quad UHD" below
"Output SMPTE-UHD6G" on page 14
"Output 1080p" on page 16
OUTPUT QUAD UHD
This section explains how to output 4K Ultra-High Definition (UHD) via the REDCAST Module.
REQUIRED ITEMS
DSMC® BRAIN
Adaptor module (either a +1 Adaptor Module or a Module Adaptor)
REDCAST Module
Four (4) 3G-SDI cables
Quad 3G-SDI device
SET UP QUAD UHD 3G-SDI
1. Turn the camera off.
2. Install the REDCAST Module on the camera. For more information, go to "Install the REDCAST Module" on
page 10.
3. Use four (4) 3G-SDI cables to connect the four (4) SDI-OUT ports on the REDCAST Module to the four (4) 3G-SDI
IN ports on a quad 3G-SDI device.
NOTE: Be careful to connect each cable from the REDCAST Module to the appropriate connector on the device.
For example, connect SDI-OUT 1 on the REDCAST Module (top left quadrant) to 3G-SDI IN 1 on the device.
4. Turn on the camera.
5. Go to Menu > Settings > Project > Format > UHD.
The UHD menu lists the formats that are capable of displaying on a 4K display.
6. Select the Resolution and Aspect Ratio. Options depend on the camera type:
EPIC DRAGON®: 6K 16:9 (HD); 5K 16:9 (HD); 4K 16:9 (HD)
SCARLET DRAGON®: 5K 16:9 (HD); 4K 16:9 (HD)
NOTE: The REDCAST Module scales down to the output resolution you select in Step 9. However, the resolution
you select in this step is recorded to the SSD.
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7. Select Set Format.
NOTE: You must select Set Format to apply the format. Closing the menu any other way DOES NOT apply the
format.
Figure: Set Format
8. Go to Menu > Settings > Display > REDCAST.
9. Select UHD from the Output drop-down menu.
10. Select a frame rate from the FrmRate drop-down menu.
NOTE: Ensure that the Recording Frame Rate matches the Project Time Base.
Figure: Select a Frame Rate
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OUTPUT SMPTE-UHD6G
NOTE: Streaming SMPTE-UHD6G requires that your camera is on firmware v6.0.10 or later.
This section explains how to output SMPTE-UHD6G from each SDI-OUT connector on the REDCAST Module.
REQUIRED ITEMS
DSMC BRAIN
Adaptor module (either a +1 Adaptor Module or a Module Adaptor)
REDCAST Module
6G-SDI cables
6G-SDI monitors or other compatible devices
SET UP SMPTE-UHD6G
1. Turn the camera off.
2. Install the REDCAST Module on the camera. For more information, go to "Install the REDCAST Module" on
page 10.
3. Use 6G-SDI cables to connect each SDI-OUT port you plan on using to an HD-SDI monitor or recording device.
4. Turn on the camera.
5. Go to Menu > Settings > Project > Format > UHD.
The UHD menu lists the formats that are capable of displaying on a 4K display.
6. Select the Resolution and Apsect Ratio. Options depend on the camera type:
EPIC DRAGON: 6K 16:9 (HD); 5K 16:9 (HD); 4K 16:9 (HD)
SCARLET DRAGON: 5K 16:9 (HD); 4K 16:9 (HD)
NOTE: The REDCAST Module scales down to the output resolution you select in Step 9. However, the resolution
you select in this step is recorded to the SSD.
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7. Select Set Format.
NOTE: You must select Set Format to apply the format. Closing the menu any other way DOES NOT apply the
format.
Figure: Set Format
8. Go to Menu > Settings > Display > REDCAST.
9. Select SMPTE-UHD6G from the Output drop-down menu.
10. Select a frame rate from the FrmRate drop-down menu.
NOTE: Ensure that the Recording Frame Rate matches the Project Time Base.
Figure: Select a Frame Rate
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OUTPUT 1080P
NOTE: Streaming full-frame 1080p video from the 3G-SDI connectors requires that your camera is on firmware v6.0 or
later.
This section explains how to output 1080p from each SDI-OUT connector on the REDCAST Module.
REQUIRED ITEMS
DSMC BRAIN
Adaptor module (either a +1 Adaptor Module or a Module Adaptor)
REDCAST Module
3G-SDI cables
HD-SDI monitors or recording devices
SET UP 1080P
1. Turn the camera off.
2. Install the REDCAST Module on the camera. For more information, go to "Install the REDCAST Module" on
page 10.
3. Use 3G-SDI cables to connect each SDI-OUT port you plan on using to an HD-SDI monitor or recording device.
4. Turn on the camera.
5. Go to Menu > Settings > Project > Format > UHD.
The UHD menu lists the formats that are capable of displaying on a 4K display.
6. Select the Resolution and Aspect Ratio. Options depend on the camera type:
EPIC DRAGON: 6K 16:9 (HD); 5K 16:9 (HD); 4K 16:9 (HD)
SCARLET DRAGON: 5K 16:9 (HD); 4K 16:9 (HD)
NOTE: The REDCAST Module scales down to the output resolution you select in Step 9. However, the resolution
you select in this step is recorded to the SSD.
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7. Select Set Format.
NOTE: You must select Set Format to apply the format. Closing the menu any other way DOES NOT apply the
format.
Figure: Select Set Format
8. Go to Menu > Settings > Display > REDCAST.
9. Select 4x 1080p from the Output drop-down menu.
10. Select a frame rate from the FrmRate drop-down menu.
NOTE: Ensure that the Recording Frame Rate matches the Project Time Base.
Figure: Select a Frame Rate
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SET UP TIMECODE WITH THE REDCAST MODULE
The REDCAST Module has BNC TC (timecode) and SYNC ports that support incoming timecode signals. This section
describes how to set up the camera to receive timecode signals from an external timecode generator via the
REDCAST Module.
NOTE: When a REDCAST Module is installed, you can still receive timecode via the SYNC port on the camera. For
more information, see the camera operation guides, available at www.red.com/downloads.
1. Set up the REDCAST Module. For more information, go to "Output Video" on page 12.
2. Connect the REDCAST Module to a timecode generator:
A. Ensure that the timecode generator is off.
B. Use a 75 Ω coaxial cable to connect the TC port on the REDCAST Module to the TIMECODE port (or
equivalent timecode output port) on the compatible timecode generator.
C. On the timecode generator, set the frames per second to the Recording Frame Rate that you are using for the
project.
NOTE: Ensure that the frame rate matches the camera’s Recording Frame Rate and Project Time Base.
D. Turn on the timecode generator.
3. Set up the timecode source in the camera:
A. Go to Menu > Settings > Project > Timecode.
B. Select External: Rear Module from the Time Code Source drop-down menu.
The TC indicator in the Lower Status Row illuminates green.
Figure: Select External: Rear Module
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SET UP GENLOCK WITH THE REDCAST MODULE
The REDCAST Module has a BNC SYNC port that supports incoming sync signals. This section describes how to set
up the camera to receive sync signals from an external genlock device via the REDCAST Module.
NOTE: When a REDCAST Module is installed, you can still receive sync signals via the SYNC port on the camera. For
more information, see the camera operation guides, available at www.red.com/downloads.
1. Set up the REDCAST Module. For more information, go to "Output Video" on page 12.
2. Connect the REDCAST Module to a genlock device:
A. Ensure that the genlock device is off.
B. Use a 75 Ω coaxial cable to connect the SYNC port on the REDCAST Module to a compatible genlock device.
C. Turn on the genlock device.
3. Go to Menu > Settings > Display > REDCAST.
4. Select On from the Genlock drop-down menu.
Figure: Select On
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5. Set up the genlock source in the camera:
A. Go to Menu > Settings > Setup > GPIO/Sync.
B. Select Rear Module from the Genlock Source drop-down menu.
The GEN indicator in the Lower Status Row illuminates green.
Figure: Select Rear Module
6. If the video feed is delayed, set the genlock offset. For more information, go to "Set Genlock Offset" below.
SET GENLOCK OFFSET
If the video feed is delayed, adjust the genlock offset for the REDCAST Module.
1. Go to one of the following menus:
Menu > Settings > Display > REDCAST
Menu > Settings > Display > Monitor Control > Advanced > REDCAST
2. Select the genlock offset from the Genlock drop-down menu. Range is –8,000 pixels to 10 pixels. Default is 0
pixels.
Negative offset: Advances the video, so the video reaches the switcher earlier than it would otherwise.
Positive offset: Advances the video, so the video reaches the switcher later than it would otherwise.
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3. Continue to adjust the genlock offset until the video ingest equipment indicates that the video signal aligns with
the genlock signal.
Figure: Select the Genlock Offset
ENABLE A TEST PATTERN
1. Go to Menu > Settings > Display > REDCAST.
2. Select Test Pattern from the Test Pattern / Video drop-down menu.
The SDI ports output SMPTE color bars.
Figure: Select Test Pattern
3. To switch back to the video feed, select Video from the Test Pattern / Video drop-down menu.
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REDCAST MODULE STATUS
NOTE: The module status information is only visible in firmware v5.3.
The REDCAST menu provides status information about the module. These statuses are helpful for troubleshooting.
Figure: REDCAST Module Status
REDCAST MODULE STATUS
#
STATUS
ITEM
DESCRIPTION
1
Upgrade
Hardware and firmware revision of the module.
2
Link Status
Connection status between BRAIN and the module. For more information about an “Err” (error)
status, go to "Err (Error) Link Status" on page 28.
3
Chip
Temperature of the module’s application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC).
Temperature
4
Board
Internal temperature of the module.
Temperature
5
Fan Speed
Current fan speed as a percentage.
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LOAD AND
USE 3D LUTS
You can output a 3D lookup table (LUT) via each SDI-OUT connector on the REDCAST® Module.
NOTE: Using a 3D LUT requires that your camera is on firmware v6.0 or later.
COMPATIBLE 3D LUT FORMATS
The REDCAST Module is compatible with the following 3D LUTs:
DaVinci Resolve® 3D Cube LUT (.cube)
IRIDAS/Adobe® 3D Cube LUT (.cube)
Nucoda CMS 3D LUT (.cms)
The REDCAST Module is compatible with the following 3D LUT formats:
17x17x17
26x26x26
32x32x32
33x33x33
MANAGE 3D LUTS
To manage 3D LUTs, go to Menu > Settings > Display > Monitor Control. 3D LUTs can be stored on the camera or
transferred to SSD, so that you can build a library of 3D LUTs, or quickly copy 3D LUTs from one camera to another
via SSD.
In Camera: 3D LUTs that are saved internally on the camera.
On Media \luts: 3D LUTs that are on the SSD.
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EXPORT AND IMPORT 3D LUTS
To export and import 3D LUTs, go to Menu > Settings > Display > Monitor Control. 3D LUTs can be stored on the
camera or transferred to SSD to be shared with other cameras. When exporting 3D LUTs from camera to an SSD, the
3D LUTs are saved to a folder on the SSD called “luts”. When importing 3D LUTs from an SSD to camera, the 3D
LUTs must be stored on the SSD in a folder called “luts”.
: Export selected 3D LUT from camera to SSD.
All
: Export all 3D LUTs from camera to SSD.
: Import selected 3D LUT from SSD to camera.
All: Import all 3D LUTs from SSD to camera.
Figure: 3D LUT
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OUTPUT 3D LUTS VIA THE REDCAST MODULE
You can select a different 3D LUT for each SDI-OUT connector.
1. Go to Menu > Settings > Display > REDCAST
Figure: REDCAST
2. Select a 3D LUT from each LUT drop-down menu. Each drop-down menu corresponds to a REDCAST Module
connector and output quadrant (if in UHD mode), as described in the table below:
LUT DROP-DOWN
CONNECTOR
QUADRANT (IN UHD MODE)
LUT 1
SDI-OUT 1
Top left
LUT 2
SDI-OUT 2
Top right
LUT 3
SDI-OUT 3
Bottom left
LUT 4
SDI-OUT 4
Bottom right
Each SDI-OUT connector outputs the selected 3D LUT.
Figure: Selected 3D LUT
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3D LUT ALGORITHMS
The camera processes 3D LUTs using the following logic:
If the input RGB triplets do not coincide with a knee point in the 3D LUT, the camera uses tetrahedral interpolation
to estimate RGB output triplets.
The camera performs all 3D LUT mathematical operations with 16-bit precision.
These algorithms ensure accuracy, but that accuracy may cause the results to be different than the results from other
programs applying identical 3D LUTs. RED® recommends reviewing the output to ensure that the results match the
needs of your project.
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REDCAST MODULE
MAINTENANCE
All RED® products are designed for rugged durability, but precision instruments demand proper care. Follow the
instructions in this chapter to clean, maintain, and store the REDCAST® Module.
WARNING: DO NOT rinse or immerse the REDCAST Module in water. Keep 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.
WARNING: DO NOT attempt to modify, dismantle, or open your REDCAST Module 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 REDCAST Module, except by a RED authorized service facility, voids all warranties.
CLEAN REDCAST MODULE EXTERIOR SURFACES
Use a gas duster to clean around the recesses on the exterior of the REDCAST Module.
Clean with a damp, lint-free cloth. When cleaning your REDCAST Module, remember that the device is not
waterproof and moisture can damage electronic circuitry.
STORE REDCAST MODULE
WARNING: DO NOT store the REDCAST Module in any place with extreme temperatures, direct sunlight, high
humidity, severe vibration, or strong magnetic fields.
WATER DAMAGE
If your device has come in contact with water or you suspect water damage, contact your Bomb Squad representative
immediately.
WARNING: DO NOT attempt to power any device that may have water damage.
WARNING: DO NOT place the device in a container of rice, silica gel, or desiccant packets in an attempt to dry the
device.
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TROUBLESHOOT YOUR
REDCAST MODULE
ERR (ERROR) LINK STATUS
SYMTPOM
NOTE: The Link Status is only visible in firmware v5.3.
The REDCAST menu shows that the Link Status for either the Camera or Module is “Err” (error).
POTENTIAL RESOLUTION
Reboot the camera.
Remove the REDCAST ® Module and the adaptor module. Check the module connectors. If the connectors have
dust or debris, clean the connectors. If any connectors are damaged, contact your Bomb Squad representative.
Use a different adaptor module.
VIDEO DOES NOT DISPLAY CORRECTLY
SYMPTOMS
Image does not display.
Image freezes.
Quadrants are not in sync.
POTENTIAL RESOLUTIONS
Go to Menu > Settings > Display > REDCAST and select Video Reset (v5.3) or SDI Reset (v6.0 or later). This
resets the video connection.
Go to Menu > Settings > Project > Format > UHD and re-select the Resolution. Then select Set Format.
NO TIMECODE IN VIA REDCAST MODULE
SYMPTOMS
Camera does not receive timecode signal when a timecode generator is connected to the REDCAST Module.
The TC indicator does not illuminate green.
POTENTIAL RESOLUTIONS
Ensure that each of the following has the same frame rate:
Recording Frame Rate
Project Time Base
Timecode generator
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CANNOT GENLOCK VIA REDCAST MODULE
SYMPTOMS
Cannot genlock the camera when a genlock device is connected to the REDCAST Module.
The GEN indicator does not illuminate green.
POTENTIAL RESOLUTIONS
Ensure that each of the following has the same frame rate:
Recording Frame Rate
Project Time Base
GENLOCK NOT IN SYNC WHEN USING LONG CABLES
SYMPTOM
The camera is receiving an incoming genlock signal, but third-party broadcast infrastructure (such as a switcher or
video ingest equipment) indicates that the video does not align with the genlock signal.
Since this issue occurs when the video reaches third-party infrastructure, the camera does not indicate any errors due
to this issue.
EXPLANATION
If using long cables to connect the REDCAST Module to a genlock device or the video ingest point, the video may be
delayed once it reaches the video ingest point.
For example, using a 1 km fiber optic cable to connect the REDCAST Module to a switcher creates a 2 km round trip
for the video signal. This results in a round trip delay of about 10,000 nanoseconds. For 59.94 FPS, one pixel time is
6.73 nanoseconds, so the round trip delay is about 1485 pixels.
POTENTIAL RESOLUTIONS
Offset the signal in the broadcast truck using third-party infrastructure.
Offset the video signal in-camera to align it with the genlock signal. For more information, go to "Set Genlock Offset"
on page 20.
CAN ONLY SELECT QUADRANT AS OUTPUT
SYMPTOM
In firmware v5.3, the only Output option in the REDCAST menu is Quadrant.
EXPLANATION
This is normal behavior. In firmware v5.3, the only option in the Output menu is Quadrant. To access additional
options, upgrade the camera firmware to the most recent version.
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TECHNICAL
SPECIFICATIONS
SPECIFICATION
DESCRIPTION
Weight
1.606 lb (728.5 g)
Dimensions
Height: 4.29" (109 mm)
Width: 5.43" (138 mm)
Depth: 2.24" (56.8 mm)
Additional Mounting
5x 1/4-20 mounting points on top
Construction
Machined, Tooled (Early models are machined)
Material
Aluminum
Coating
Black powder coat
Operating Temperature
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature
–20°C to 50°C (–4°F to 122°F)
Operating Humidity Range
0% to 85%, non-condensing
Storage Humidity Range
0% to 85%, non-condensing
Broadcast Output Formats
3840 × 2160p (4K UHD), up to 59.94 FPS
4x 1080p (HD), up to 59.94 FPS
Broadcast Output Frame Rates
23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p
Recording Format (Video)
Currently selected resolution settings, up to 6K up to 59.94 FPS
Audio Out
N/A. Module does not currently support audio through SDI
SMPTE Timecode
Timecode (TC)
6G-SDI Output
4x BNC (rated for 3G-SDI)1
4x uncompressed 1920 × 1080p Level-A YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit video (Rec 709)2
6G-SDI (6G): Meets SMPTE ST 2081
3G-SDI (3G): Meets SMPTE ST 424 and 425 when frame rates > 30 Hz3
HD-SDI (1.5G): Meets SMPTE ST 292 when frame rates < 30 Hz3
HD (1080p): SMPTE ST 2742
Genlock In
1x BNC, 75 Ω
Timecode In
1x BNC, 75 Ω, SMPTE ST 12-2
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SPECIFICATION
DESCRIPTION
Power Consumption
Approximately 15 W
DSMC® Compatibility
RED DRAGON® sensor based ONLY (NOT MYSTERIUM-X®)
Firmware Requirement
5.2.28 or later
1. In UHD mode, each SDI-OUT connector sends one (1) quadrant of the UHD video.
2. Applicable to each SDI-OUT connector.
3. Applicable to the full 4K UHD video.
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COMPATIBILITY
SUPPORTED FREQUENCIES
SUPPORTED FREQUENCIES1
FREQUENCY (HZ)
SMPTE STANDARD
23.98, 24.00, 25.00, 29.97, 30.00
HD-SDI
SMPTE ST 292 (1.485 Gbps)
50.00, 59.94
3G-SDI
SMPTE ST 424 (2.970 Gbps)
SMPTE ST 425 (2.970 Gbps)
SMPTE ST 2081 (6 Gbps)2
1. Ensure you select a frequency supported by your monitor.
2. Applicable to all frequencies in SPMTE-UHD6G mode.
ATTACH REDCAST MODULE
You can dock the REDCAST® Module to the following devices:
Module Adaptor
+1 Adaptor Module
COMPATIBLE RED DEVICES
You can attach the following devices directly to the back of the REDCAST Module:
Pro Battery Module (Dual)
Pro Battery Module (Quad)
Quickplate Adaptor
Quickplate Module
REDMOTE®
REDVOLT XL Module
COMPATIBLE TIMECODE AND GENLOCK DEVICES
The REDCAST Module is compatible with the same timecode generators and genlock devices as the camera. For
more information about what devices are compatible with the camera, see the camera operation guides, available at
www.red.com/downloads.
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COMPATIBLE THIRD-PARTY DEVICES
The following devices are compatible with the REDCAST Module. Other devices may also be compatible, but have
not been tested by RED®.
Nipros® LS-750GT 4K+X Optical Fiber Camera Adapter
Nipros LS-750 GTS 4K+X Optical Fiber Camera Adapter
Nipros LS-850 4K+X Base Station (when used with the Nipros LS-750GT or Nipros LS-750 GTS)
Sony® RCP-1500 (when used with a compatible adaptor and Ethernet switcher)
AJA® Hi5-4K SDI to HDMI Converter
Quad 4K-compliant SMPTE fiber adaptors
Quad 4k-compliant peripheral recorders
Quad 4k-compliant broadcast switchers
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REDCAST MODULE
WORKFLOW
This section describes the basic setup and workflow for using the REDCAST ® Module in different environments. For
more information about different setup and integration options, go to www.red.com/products/4k-broadcast.
ESSENTIAL (BASIC) BROADCAST SETUP
This section describes an example setup and workflow for connecting the REDCAST Module directly to a monitor.
ESSENTIAL (BASIC) SETUP: RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT
REDCAST Module (required)
+1 Adaptor Module or Module Adaptor (required)
Four (4) 3G-SDI cables (required)
4K recorder
Monitor (required for playback)
RED® Touch 7.0" LCD
DSMC Tactical Top Plate 2.0
ESSENTIAL (BASIC) INSTALLATION
The example installation below describes how to record to an external 4K recorder while viewing the live image on a
monitor. If your setup does not require using either an external 4K recorder or a monitor, skip the steps related to the
device.
1. Set up the camera:
A. Set up the camera rig.
B. Install the REDCAST Module on the camera. For more information, go to "Install the REDCAST Module" on
page 10.
2. Connect all four (4) SDI-OUT ports on the REDCAST Module to four (4) 3G-SDI IN ports on a 4K recorder using
four (4) 3G-SDI cables.
3. Connect the 4K recorder to a monitor.
NOTE: This setup may require a signal converter. Check the input/output connectors on your devices to determine
what cables and convertors are necessary.
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BROADCAST SETUP WITH SMPTE FIBER BRIDGE
This section describes example setups and workflows for using the REDCAST Module in configurations that
incorporate a SMPTE fiber bridge and a fiber adaptor. Example configurations include:
Handheld/EFP (electronic field production) broadcast setup
Fixed/studio broadcast setup
HANDHELD/EFP SETUP: RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT
REDCAST Module (required)
+1 Adaptor Module or Module Adaptor (required)
Four (4) 3G-SDI cables (required)
RED WIRELESS MOTOR DRIVER (W.M.D.)
Iris motor
Cinema zoom lens with servo drive unit and power cable
Iris rods and rod mount
RED Touch 7.0" LCD
RED BOMB EVF®
Tally light
Shoulder pad
Fiber adaptor (required)
Fiber adaptor base station (required)
311M SMPTE hybrid fiber cable (required)
Ethernet cable (required for camera control)
Remote camera panel (RCP) system (required for camera control)
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FIXED/STUDIO SETUP: RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT
REDCAST Module (required)
+1 Adaptor Module or Module Adaptor (required)
Four (4) 3G-SDI cables (required)
RED WIRELESS MOTOR DRIVER (W.M.D.)
Lens motors
Zoom and focus demands
Display viewfinder
Headset intercom
Sled
Tripod
Fiber adaptor (required)
Fiber adaptor base station (required)
311M SMPTE hybrid fiber cable (required)
Ethernet cable (required for camera control)
Remote camera panel (RCP) system (required for camera control)
INSTALLATION WITH SMPTE FIBER BRIDGE
The example installation below describes how to broadcast live content using a SMPTE fiber bridge and a fiber
adaptor. If your setup does not require camera control, skip the steps related to the device.
1. Set up the camera:
A. Set up the camera rig.
B. Install the REDCAST Module on the camera. For more information, go to "Install the REDCAST Module" on
page 10.
C. Connect all four (4) SDI-OUT ports on the REDCAST Module to four (4) 3G-SDI IN ports on a fiber adaptor
using four (4) 3G-SDI cables.
2. Set up genlock. For more information, go to "Set Up Genlock with the REDCAST Module" on page 19.
3. Set up the truck or control center:
A. Connect the fiber adaptor to a fiber adaptor base station using a 311M SMPTE hybrid fiber cable.
B. Connect the fiber adaptor base station to an RCP system via an Ethernet cable.
NOTE: The camera provides a 1000BASE-T (IEEE 802.3ab) gigabit Ethernet connection.
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