06-18-2008, 12:58 PM
Just download the B16 and I am now testing it on my RED 768.
It's now at 3:55AM in the morning.
WOW ! YES, and HK people never sleep !!!
06-18-2008, 02:55 PM
new redalert? not on support site....
06-20-2008, 03:07 AM
Red One Camera Build 16 Beta firmware is here!
Thursday, 19 June 2008, 10:32 am by Dan Carew
The much-anticipated Red One camera Build 16 firmware is finally here! The top features in Build 16 that I’m looking forward to are: ability to shoot 16×9 4K; improved ability to shoot in low light; improved and evenly distributed film-grain-like noise; ability to record audio directly to camera (i.e., without a mixer) using phantom mic power.
This will make the amazing Red camera even better. According to a recent post by Red founder Jim Jannard on reduser.net, here’s major features that come with Build 16:
New .R3D file format - requires the use of new versions of QuickTime Component, RED ALERT and REDCINE (not currently available)
Digital Signal Processing optimization.
Image Compression Optimization.
Support for 4K 16:9 recordings in REDALERT and QuickTime based applications.
Fixed high detail scene codec errors in 4K 16:9 recordings.
Fixed polarity of audio recording relative to MIC and / or LINE inputs.
Improved audio sample to video frame synchronization (lip sync accuracy).
Reduced RED-LCD display tearing on last few lines in 4K record / playback.
Addition of REDspace and RAW viewing modes.
Updated file name structure to eliminate duplicate file names.
Addition of Pre-Record (10 sec or 30 sec loop) mode.
In-camera 1080p playback of REDCODE RAW .R3D files.
Improved display precision and color response of RED-EVF and RED-LCD.
Seperation of Sensitivity (ASA) and Exposure (Compensation) parameters.
Extended exposure times of up to 1/2 sec enabled in TIMELAPSE menu.
Added RED-EVF control over Audio, Shutter, ISO and Varispeed parameters.
User programmable Tonal Response Curves menu.
Look Around available on HD PREVIEW outputs when LCD and EVF are active.
Improved video Genlock (Tri-Level Sync) lock for 23.98, 24.00, 25.00, 29.97.
Added 1.85 and 2.40 Safe Action and Safe Title Protection Guides.
Improved indiction of image magnify mode with new “X” cursor
User programmability of A, B, C keys and USER 1, 2, 3, 4 keys
Allow return to last menu position before exiting menus, when SHIFT-SYSTEM is pressed
Disabled auto-reset of reel counter on change of project time base.
Decreased boot time. Roughly 68 seconds.
Also need new FCP Log & Transfer plugin (will be available soon)
Red Alert will not loose audio tracks when re-generating QuickTime reference files
QuickTime codec now supports full resolution reference files and full render quality output
Some other important things:
Exposing properly on Red One is much easier with Build 16. Here’s Jim’s simple instructions on how to expose properly with Build 16.
Quicktime Gamma problems still plague Red Build 16 footage (as they do many other things). What’s up with this Apple? This really is ABC and needs to be fixed. People have been suffering this problem for years and it has no place in a post-production tool set touted as “professional”.
Tobias Straka and Octamas have provided once again an excellent crowd-sourced Red One Build 16 menu guide, in pdf format.
Very important: there is no rolling back from Build 16 to Build 15 or earlier builds. So Red is advising that you do NOT upgrade to Build 16 if you have paying production jobs to shoot. Build 16 is beta only and may very well break an established workflow you have. RedAlert! (uploaded in the past hour) has been upgraded to handle Build 16 footage. But you will still need to wait “several more days” for the Build 16-compatible version of RedCine. And whatever you do: make sure to read all the documentation that comes with Build 16 (it’s a two-step upgrade + black shading calibration is necessary, etc.)
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One Response to “Red One Camera Build 16 Beta firmware is here!”
on Friday, 20 June 2008, 6:05 pm at 6:05 pm1 Stewart Chong
Have you tried or will you try it beta 16 on your RED ?
Taking is cheap and action is a Fact.
I did it on the exact time releasedtime and date from RED on 618 ( HK 619 4AM in the monring ), and it is…………….