What is REDCINE-X PRO?
REDCINE-X PRO is a free application that allows you to view R3D files natively on your Mac or Windows system. It also can adjust and manipulate the RAW Metadata of the R3Ds. REDCINE-X has the ability to transcode R3D files to the most common self-contained formats (e.g. Quicktime, Avid MXF, TIFF and DPX)
Are all changes made through REDCINE-X PRO final?
REDCINE-X PRO takes advantage of the RAW capabilities of the R3D files. This will allow for the ability to create specific looks in the metadata, which are saved as RMD files, without having to worry about a baked-in image. You can at any time reference the original R3D file or any of the other looks that you have created. Keep in mind, once a transcode has been created, the specific look will be baked into the self contained file format you have selected (e.g. Quicktime, Avid MXF, TIFF and DPX). However, as long as you have kept the same file name and timecode of the original R3D, you can always reference that R3D by conforming back to REDCINE-X PRO, or any conforming tool that references R3D’s natively.
Can you save a “look” on REDCINE-X PRO and how would you transfer that to the RED ONE?
Yes, you can save looks from REDCINE-X PRO to be used on the RED ONE camera. To do this, one would access the file menu in REDCINE-X PRO and select “Save Current Look for RED ONE...”. At this point you will be saving an .RLK file, which must be saved to a “PROFILES” folder on a 1GB or less SD card to be imported onto a RED ONE.
CAN YOU SAVE A “LOOK” ON REDCINE-X PRO AND HOW WOULD YOU TRANSFER THAT TO A RED EPIC OR SCARLET CAMERA?
Yes, you can save looks from REDCINE-X PRO to be used on the SCARLET and EPIC cameras. To do this, one would access the file menu in REDCINE-X PRO and select “Save Current Look for Epic/Scarlet...”. At this point you will be saving an .RMD file, which must be saved to a “looks” folder on a REDMAG to be imported onto an EPIC or SCARLET.
What is an RMD file?
An RMD [RED Metadata] file is used to save specific user created looks to R3D’s in REDCINE-X PRO. If you would like this to be automatically created, then you can check it off in the preferences menu, or you can simply right click on the image and choose “Save RMD files”.
Can I finish and color in REDCINE-X PRO?
REDCINE-X PRO does support EDL and XML import to conform back to the native files. REDCINE-X PRO has color correction tools that allow for basic grades on R3D files. However, it is recommended to use a more advanced system that can read R3D files natively for final grades.
What are the most popular Non-Linear editing systems used to edit RED footage?
The most commonly used are AVID, Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro and Sony Vegas. Please note that almost every NLE on the market supports RED footage in a native, fully integrated fashion.
Do I need a RED ROCKET® to use REDCINE-X PRO?
No, the RED ROCKET® is not necessary to use REDCINE-X PRO. However, the RED ROCKET® is highly recommended, as it will greatly increase your system’s performance when handling RED footage.
What does the RED ROCKET® do?
The RED ROCKET® enhances transcode and playback abilities of R3D files in various resolutions in real time speeds. It will drastically accelerate transcode times for still image sequences and video formats (e.g. QuickTime, DPX, etc.) in all RED ROCKET® supporting applications. It provides real time, full quality playback, onto a 1080/2K/4K monitor or projector via DVI and HD-SDI through REDCINE-X PRO. Multiple RED ROCKET® cards may be used in one system to boost system performance when working with R3D files.
What system is required to use a RED ROCKET® card?
The minimum hardware requirements for the RED ROCKET® are: a Pentium 4 or similar with at least 2.3 GHz, a mainboard with a PCIe bus that provides 8 lanes (8x) or more, 1 free slot in a bus-master capable PCI segment supporting PCIe, and a 1024 MB RAM. The supported operating systems are Windows XP, Windows 7, and MAC OS 10.5+.
How many RED ROCKETS® are supported in one computer?
Currently at this time up to 6 RED ROCKETS® can be used in a system. Multiple RED ROCKET® cards provide enhanced acceleration for those looking to maximize their R3D workflow.