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RED Cinema

Warning

While most RED cameras have the required hardware for gyro logging, not all of them have this feature enabled yet.

Some cameras from RED cinema save motion data, either on a per-frame basis, or asynchronously (faster sample rate). This data is supported by Gyroflow in the development builds

Footage from the following cameras are known to contain per-frame motion data:

  • RED RAVEN
  • ???

Footage from the following cameras contain asynchronous motion data:

  • RED V-RAPTOR
  • ??

View RED metadata manually

If you wish to view the RED metadata without using Gyroflow, you can use REDline, a command-line utility bundled with REDCINE-X PRO (Windows, MacOS) or standalone program (Linux). See how to install and launch REDline based on your operating system in this guide.

In order to view the per-frame metadata for a video file, run:

REDline --i video.R3D --printMeta 5

Assuming REDline is in the PATH, or e.g. "C:\Program Files\REDCINE-X PRO 64-bit\REDline" --i video.R3D --printMeta 5 on a Windows installation of REDCINE-X PRO.

For a clip from a RED RAVEN, this yields:

FrameNo,Timecode,Timestamp,Aperture,Focus Distance,Focal Length,Acceleration X,Acceleration Y,Acceleration Z,Rotation X,Rotation Y,Rotation Z,Cooke Metadata
0,20:47:06:03,,4.500000,455,10,0.087000,-0.019000,1.022000,0.189000,-0.001000,-2.253000,
1,20:47:06:04,,4.500000,455,10,0.102000,-0.019000,1.007000,2.438000,-2.250000,-4.502000,
2,20:47:06:05,,4.500000,455,10,0.102000,-0.019000,1.022000,2.438000,-0.001000,-2.253000,
3,20:47:06:06,,4.500000,455,10,0.102000,-0.019000,1.007000,2.446000,-0.001000,-4.502000,
4,20:47:06:07,,4.500000,455,10,0.087000,-0.003000,1.007000,2.446000,0.007000,-4.502000,
5,20:47:06:08,,4.500000,455,10,0.087000,-0.019000,1.007000,2.446000,0.007000,-2.253000,
6,20:47:06:09,,4.500000,455,10,0.087000,-0.019000,1.007000,2.438000,-0.001000,-0.004000,
7,20:47:06:10,,4.500000,455,10,0.102000,-0.019000,1.007000,2.438000,-0.001000,-0.004000,
8,20:47:06:11,,4.500000,455,10,0.102000,-0.019000,0.991000,2.438000,-0.001000,-0.004000,
...

In order to view the asynchronous metadata, run:

REDline --i video.R3D --printMeta 7

This yields the following for a clip without this data:

[02-07-22-24-33-066]<69f4> Clip does not have async IMU data