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RED Release EPIC Scarlet and REDMOTE BUILD 4 BETA:

Just in time to count as a Christmas present from RED is the BUILD 4 BETA firmware for your EPIC, Scarlet and REDMOTE. Remember don’t compare the gift from RED to getting a pair of socks, you will be asked to return your camera. NB: This did happen.

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Significant changes since previous build v3.3.14:

* Updated UI
* Added Pre-Record
* Added Time Lapse
* Added Record Ramp Varispeed
* Added Vertical Monitor Flip
* Added Vertical and Horizontal UI Flip/Mirror
* Added Custom Overlay
* Added Power Save Modes
* Added User selectable 1:1 zoom
* Added Selectable LCD Frequency
* Added Import/Export user cal maps
* Added Calibration warnings for exposure and temperature
* Added Luma Ramp Test Pattern
* Added Pro IO and Monitor Audio Mixer
* Added internal frame summing for long exposures
* Added internal frame averaging capability (advanced noise reduction)
* Added REDmote Auto Pairing
* Added +1 Module Support
* Added pluge pattern to SMPTE bars
* Separate Audio Channel Setup
* Calibration capture speed-up
* Improved RAW metering
* Target exposure time support (behaves like redcode now)
* Enhanced AF

From Rob Anderson:

* Updated UI

The User Interface (UI) has been enhanced. If you’ve got a RED TOUCH 9″ LCD, you’ll notice the UI components are no longer scaled up or heavily pixelated. Everything is now drawn to scale for the monitor and it’s much sharper and cleaner looking all around. Buttons have been cleaned up quite a bit. It’s a great improvement over the original.

* Added Pre-Record

You can enable “pre-record” to start capturing footage before you even hit record. Found in SETTINGS > RECORDING > [PRE-RECORD]. Duration can be set to 10, 20, and 30 seconds. Once enabled, the DSMC will continuously capture a scratch cache of footage, prior to you hitting record. This way, you won’t miss the start of a shot by being a little slow on the trigger.

* Added Time Lapse

Found in SETTINGS > RECORDING > [MODE] > “Recording Mode” [Internal Timelapse Timer]. The default, “continuous recording” locks your recording into the normal FPS/angle parameters. With Internal Timelapse Timer enabled, you can now set a 1 frame interval to capture every X-seconds. X-seconds can be set from a minimum of 1 second up to 3,599 seconds (1 frame captured every 60 minutes).

You can also set the recording to end at a predefined frame limit. SETTINGS > RECORDING > [X] Limit Recording To: [selectable].

* Added Record Ramp Varispeed

Found in SETTINGS > RECORDING > [MODE] > “Recording Mode” [Speed Ramp mode]. Next, set the target FPS and amount of time you want to allow the speed ramp to adjust. For example, 96 FPS and 5 seconds would ramp your capture speed from whatever you set the start at (24 FPS, for example) and in 5 seconds, the FPS speed will increase from 24 FPS to 96 FPS leading to a very smooth transition of FPS being captured.

Next, you’ll want to assign a key to trigger the ramp. SETTINGS > SETUP > KEYS > [Key Mapping] or [Soft Keys]. You’ll want to assign the key “Record: Start Speed Ramp” to either a hard key or a screen/touch ‘soft’ key (or both for convenience).

You can only ramp speed once. So if you default your FPS to 24 and ramp up to 96, once you hit record, you’ll be capturing at 24 FPS. Now trigger the “Record: Start Speed Ramp” key and, at the interval you defined, FPS will increase to 96. It will then stay at 96 FPS until you stop recording.

* Added Vertical Monitor Flip

Found in SETTINGS > DISPLAY > MONITOR CONTROL > and then [X] Flip/Mirror UI and [X] Flip Video. With both enabled, you’ll flip the UI and the video upside down on your monitors. This doesn’t change how your footage is captured — only how you interface with your footage on camera via monitors. This is useful for more unusual mounting positions of the touch screens, including a horizontal folded out option that treats the screen more like a flat touch surface.

* Added Vertical and Horizontal UI Flip/Mirror

See above.

* Added Custom Overlay

Found in SETTINGS > DISPLAY > MONITOR CONTROL > OVERLAY. User-definable UI overlays you can figure to personalize and move things around. There are also presets installed including options for 3D controls. Overlays can be stored on the camera or transferred to SSD and stored on computers or copied from camera-to-camera. You can create overlays directly within the DSMC UI.

* Added Power Save Modes

Found in POWER > [POWER SAVE]. Three settings you can define; (1) Low Power Preview, (2) Sleep, (3) Auto Shutdown for when the camera is not in use.

* Added User selectable 1:1 zoom

1:1 pixel zoom for concise focusing.

* Added Selectable LCD Frequency

Greater support for LCD monitoring. Found in SETTINGS > DISPLAY > MONITOR CONTROL and then “Frequency” dependencies for each monitoring option (Brain LCD, Brain EVF, etc).

* Added Import/Export user cal maps

Found in SETTINGS > MAINTENANCE > CALIBRATION > “Current CalMap” drop-down. Default is factory and this can now be changed to “user HS”. User-selectable calibration maps for camera settings.

* Added Calibration warnings for exposure and temperature

Self-explanatory. If calibrations are out-of-sync with expected exposure and temperature maps, you’ll get a warning to adjust calibration.

* Added Luma Ramp Test Pattern

Found in SETTINGS > DISPLAY > TEST SIGNALS > [LUMA RAMP]. A luma ramp (black to white pattern) will display.

* Added Pro IO and Monitor Audio Mixer

Found in AUDIO. Additional tools for adjusting the Pro IO (if connected) and monitoring audio mix.

* Added internal frame summing for long exposures

Trent posted an explanation of this HERE:
To enable long exposures:

– Goto: Settings->Recording->Frame Processing
– Set Frame Processing Mode to “Frame Summing”
– Chose the number of Frames to Process (this will act as a divider on the framerate).

For example, if you chose 16 frames in summing mode, then you can set your framerate down to 1/16.15FPS (or 16.15 seconds per frame). Your exposure time still needs to be set. Or more precisely, you still have control over your exposure time for each frame that is summed to create the long exposure. Choosing a full exposure is like a traditional long exposure. However you can chose a smaller exposure time for effect if you like. In this mode you are previewing before the summing so expose accordingly. As soon as you hit record you will see the summed exposure.

* Added internal frame averaging capability (advanced noise reduction)

Found in SETTINGS > RECORDING > [FRAME PROCESSING]. You can now set the drop-down from “No Frame Processing” to “Frame Summing” (long exposures, see above) or “Frame Averaging” (noise reduction). Still testing this and looking forward to posting results. Sounds awesome.

* Added REDmote Auto Pairing

Shutdown and reboot DSMC and REDmote and both will now auto-pair, once previously synchronized.

* Added +1 Module Support

Jarred has previously posted the +1 Module will now ship in february. This module will allow you to run two RED Touch monitors (a 9″ and a 5″ for example), or a Touch with an EVF, etc.

* Added pluge pattern to SMPTE bars

Found in SETTINGS > DISPLAY > TEST SIGNALS.

* Separate Audio Channel Setup

Found in AUDIO.

* Calibration capture speed-up

Black calibration takes approximately 10-12 minutes now. An improvement of around 60%. Keep in mind, temperatures cause things to drift and re-calibration is required.

* Improved RAW metering

Found in SETTINGS > DISPLAY > TOOLS > then “RAW” button. Picture looks cleaner but not sure what else has changed here.

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