View Full Version : Rocket drivers/software versions with RocketCine?
08-18-2010, 02:00 PM
What's the last version of the REDRocket software that works with RocketCine? And will it just install over the newer software (currently installed), or is it necessary to de-install the newer? If a de-install is needed, can anyone give me the low-down on how to do that?
08-18-2010, 02:58 PM
V1.1.4 is the one you want. Yes it will install just fine over 1.3.2 so that you can use Rocketcine-X. I did this a month ago because Redcine-X can not handle batch rendering very well. Rocketcine-X does a much better job. It worked for me.
I was also having issues with those weird artifacts appearing in renders with redcine-x, that I have been seeing others post.
08-18-2010, 03:40 PM
Hum... Well, I got RocketCineX1740 installed and REDRocket software v1.1.4, and I'm getting a dialogue box when I launch RocketCine that reads:
"No RED Rocket could be found. Please make sure the correct driver has been installed."
I've tried reinstalling both softwares multiple times.
Probably worth noting, in case this is the issue or narrows the problem, that my Rocket card is in a Mobile Rocket enclosure on a MacBook 2.2.
Thanks in advance for any insights!
08-18-2010, 08:06 PM
Did you install the Driver, power down, install the Firmware, power down?
For Rocketcine-X 1740 you should have driver v1.1.4 and firmware v22.214.171.124
Should work. It worked for me for non-MX footage. But just after posting earlier I had to transcode a day of footage that was shot on an MX and kept getting errors. I Went back to the new driver v1.3.2 and firmware v126.96.36.199 along with REDCINE-X 261 and it worked great!
My experience is with a Mac Pro, but it should be the same for you I would assume.
08-18-2010, 11:13 PM
Thanks very much for the info.
So I downloaded a package that seems to include both the drives and firmware. I'm not clear on how to install the two separately. Is it something that has to be done in the Unix terminal (I'm clueless about Unix). And is there a way to tell what's currently installed?
Is there some proper documentation on the subject of RED Rocket stuff that I managed to miss somewhere?
Thanks so much for the help!
08-21-2010, 09:39 AM
After some digging in other threads and terminology translations, I figured out that the normal software installer installs the driver and the firmware gets installed using terminal, that installer being in a different folder but as part of the same download. So things seem to be working, more or less...