About the RED Tools App

Developer's Description

RED Tools is a convenient, multipurpose tool designed for use by filmmakers and camera operators to outline best practices in camera set-up for a variety of shooting situations.

Compatible with RED’s DSMC2® and DSMC® camera systems, each tool is customizable based on RED camera and sensor type. Standard film formats are also included for comparison.

TOOLS INCLUDED:

CROP FACTOR

Preview how a given focal length will appear depending on resolution setting and sensor type. Illustration depicts viewable area relative to a traditional 35 mm stills photography sensor by default, but other reference sensors are selectable within the drop-down menu.

R3D RECORDING TIME

Evaluate the video data rate and available recording time based on your RED camera settings. This can help you understand media requirements and production costs in advance of a shoot.

FLICKER FREE VIDEO

Find a flicker-free shutter speed and frame rate combination when shooting under artificial lighting.

DEPTH OF FIELD

Understand how various camera settings influence depth of field.

PANNING SPEED

Estimate the panning speed where judder will likely become too pronounced. The goal is to provide a more accessible tool than the charts and tables commonly referenced in cinematography manuals. It uses the standard rule of thumb that camera panning should not cause objects to transit the entire horizontal extent of an image in any less than seven seconds.

EXPOSURE

Assist with exposure when one camera setting has to change. Example usage scenarios include when a higher frame rate needs to be used for slow motion, when the T-stop has to change for depth of field, or when the shutter angle has to change to minimize flickering in artificial light.

  • Developer

    RED Digital Cinema
    Twitter @RED_cinema

  • Version

    10/17

    This is the date of the app's last update that we manually reviewed. It may have updated since then — or maybe not.
  • Type

    Photo & Video

  • Views

    711

Last Updated on PFA: March 14, 2018  |  Added on PFA: July 13, 2016  |  App ID: 434

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