September 2, 2011

RED Releases New (But Still Free) REDCINE-X PRO Software and Ships EPIC-X Cameras

Lots going on in REDland this week. The news that EPIC-X production had begun is now corroborated by news that the first cameras are headed out the door today. On top of this, RED released REDCINE-X PRO, a new version of their free .R3D processing/grading software. I'm a bit confused -- I mean, I thought REDCINE-X was already for pros only and that soccer moms need not apply -- but apparently this new version is significantly different enough to justify the new "pro" moniker. After booting it up briefly, I understand the new name -- the unified interface is a vast improvement over the old version (and the multi-track timeline builds on its basic editing functions). Here are the new features (and a download link):

First, a quick screenshot on my laptop (which doesn't compare to Jarred Land's:

And here are the new features in the PRO version:

  • New Professional RCX with collapsible single window unified user interface
  • Post effects Film Look, Unsharp Mask, etc (some features will be enabled soon)
  • Stills workflow support - Grade and export virtual stills associated with your clips.
  • Markers - Mark specific frames for easy retrieval and selective stills exporting.
  • Dynamic Look control panel allowing you to customize your workspace.
  • Greatly enhanced playback engine with full 3D framing support
  • Metadata viewer pane (per frame metadata coming soon)
  • HDRx + Stereo 3D Viewing at the same time.
  • Full screen playback on second screen
  • Full Screen Mode ( control - shift - F )
  • Automatically downloaded updates
  • Customizable control UI panes
  • Double-wide control UI pane
  • New post effects module
  • Hierarchical bin folders
  • Multi track Timelines
  • New scaling engine
  • Quick Help (H key)
  • Stills rating system
  • Export Rotation

This is a Preview Release, so expect bugs, etc. At first I assumed the Pro version was going to be a paid variant of REDCINE-X SOCCER MOM, but nope: it's free too. So get your hands on it if interested -- and if you need some footage to play with, here are some RED M-X shots (more here). If you can get the link to work, here are also some 5K EPIC shots. If anyone knows of a better source for these EPIC .R3D files (they're from the FilmRiot show), please drop a link in the comments!

Link: REDCINE-X PRO (already onto Build 2)

[via REDUSER]

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This looks fantastic, I'll have to download it and check it out. Muchos Gracias.

September 2, 2011

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Interesting curved shape on that list... wonder if Jim meant to do that.

September 2, 2011

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It's pretty awesome. Even for a preview release.

September 2, 2011

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Version 2 is already available.

September 2, 2011

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Michael

where?

September 3, 2011

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If you've already got version 1, you should be prompted to automatically update when you launch the program (a new feature!).

If not, but want to get the latest version, check the links in this thread: http://reduser.net/forum/showthread.php?62940-RCX-Pro-Build-2.

September 3, 2011

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Michael

Thanks a lot for the fast reply, Michael.

September 3, 2011

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Indeed -- updated the original link.

September 4, 2011

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Ryan Koo
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Downloading now. Thanks for posting.

September 5, 2011

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Austin

how we download redcine

November 25, 2011

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Just installed RCX ver 506 and was wondering how or if RCXPro is any better. Controls look the same. Does the sharpening feature work on video clips or only stills?

Other than that, is there a reason to change to Pro from RCX?

Thanks,
Rob

December 20, 2011

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Rob