Welcome to REDTECH – a series of videos where we provide overviews of various RED products, features, and best practices. Everything from camera basics to tips-and-tricks to post production know-how and third-party tool integrations. Check back often for future editions to the REDTECH series.
There are five essential components to get your camera up and running: Brain, Lens, Power, Media, and Monitoring. The RED system is modular, giving you the flexibly to build a perfect setup for your needs (Drone, Feature, Doc, Commercial, Music Video, Underwater, etc).
Learn about the three R’s- Resolution, RAW and REDCODE. Get a look at the benefits of shooting in high resolution. Understand the advantages of shooting RAW with RED and the ability to manipulate R3D metadata however you please. REDCODE visually lossless compression allows you to shoot hours of high resolution RAW files onto RED Mini-Mags.
G-Technology EV Series Mini Mag reader is a perfect tool for fast transfers and multiple off loads through Thunderbolt. We’ll show examples of the file structure when shooting REDCODERAW (.R3D), Apple ProRes and Avid MXF within camera. Any of these codec files will match in clip name and time code to relink easily in post.
The beauty of the RED camera is that it always captures enough dynamic range to support HDR delivery without any additional settings or unique hardware needed. Also learn to monitor HDR with the step by steps covered here.
Ever wonder how someone captured “that shot”? In this episode, the REDTECH team demonstrates the benefit of using RED’s lightweight and modular camera system. RED’s high-resolution capture capabilities and compact form factor help deliver cinema-grade images from the most challenging, on-the-go shooting conditions.
In this episode we’ll demonstrate how to wirelessly control and monitor your camera and lens settings through the REDLINK Command Protocol (RCP). RCP-compatible apps give users the ability to start/stop recording or adjust shutter speed, white balance, ISO, and more from an iOS device.
When capturing with RED, your camera’s ISO is set in the image’s metadata and can be adjusted without altering the original file. Similar to traditional image capture in film, adjusting a digital camera’s ISO modifies the sensor’s level of sensitivity to light. RED cameras let you use ISO the way you always have by sliding ISO down on sunny days and up in low-light conditions. ISO and FLUT let you set the base line for your project while giving you the flexibility to dial in the image later if you decide the image was just a bit too bright.
Camera shortcuts and hotkeys help give users quick access to preferred menu options and camera settings while on set. Learn how each button on the camera can be set to help adapt to different shooting scenarios and styles.
Pre-production is a critical step in the filmmaking process. In this first installment of the DSMC2 Camera Prep series, hear about the common questions we are asked when getting cameras ready for production. Watch as we walk you through basic prep principles and how accessories integrate with the modular design of both the DSMC and DSMC2 camera BRAIN to help operators create their perfect configuration.
See Part 2 to learn more about the general camera settings.