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Ignite Digi RCP Translator for RED DSMC3 – Compatibility With Mōvi Pro/XL and Ronin 2

Ignite Digi RCP Translator for RED DSMC3 – Compatibility With Mōvi Pro/XL and Ronin 2

Ingnite Digi has recently teased a new product that should offer a solution to allow direct control of camera settings for RED KOMODO and V-RAPTOR on popular gimbal ecosystems, such as the Freefly Systems Mōvi Pro/XL and DJI Ronin 2. Keep reading to learn what we know so far about the new Ignite Digi RCP Translator for RED DSCM3 cameras.

While the RED KOMODO and V-RAPTOR cameras brought significant improvements over the old DSMC2 line with a more compact form factor, some users might have encountered some compatibility issues while transitioning from the old DSCM2 to the new DSMC3 lineup. 

This is particularly true for filmmakers that were used to control their camera settings directly from their Freefly Mōvi Pro/XL or DJI Ronin 2 ecosystem. However, it seems like a solution is just around the corner. Indeed, Australian company Ignite Digi recently teased their upcoming RCP (RED Command Protocol) Translator for RED DSMC3 cameras. Let’s take a look.

Ignite Digi RCP Translator for RED DSMC3 cameras

While the old RED DSMC2 cameras rely on the original RED Command Protocol (RCP), which allows users to access a series of cameras settings directly from their Mōvi Pro/XL or Ronin 2 gimbal, the KOMODO and V-RAPTOR adopt a different standard (RCP2).

Ignite Digi RCP Translator for RED DSMC3. Image credit: Ignite Digi

This incompatibility with old RCP devices limits the amount of control and flexibility for gimbal operations. Sure, the RED CONTROL smartphone app (available for iOS and Android) quickly grants access to the KOMODO/V-RAPTOR’s settings. However, more advanced users and setups would often benefit from direct camera control via RCP(2).

RED V-RAPTOR on DJI Ronin 2. Image credit: Ignite Digi

The upcoming Ignite Digi RCP Translator seems to be a promising workaround. Although its full specs and capabilities haven’t been released yet, from the teaser we know it will grant compatibility with Freefly Systems Mōvi Pro/XL and DJI Ronin 2. Hence, users will be able to control their camera directly via the Mōvi Controller/Mimic as well as DJI Force Pro/Master Wheels.

Freefly Mōvi Controller and Mimic: controllable settings

  • Frame rate
  • Shutter speed
  • ISO
  • Iris (with compatible RF/EF mount lenses)
  • Focus (with compatible RF/EF mount lenses)
  • Playback

DJI Force Pro & Master Wheels: controllable settings

  • Frame rate
  • Shutter speed
  • ISO
  • White Balance
  • Iris (with compatible RF/EF mount lenses)
  • Run/Stop

Price and availability

According to Ignite Digi, their RCP Translator for RED KOMODO and V-RAPTOR cameras will be available for pre-order soon. However, there’s currently no official pricing information for this product. If you want to be the first to find out, you can subscribe to a dedicated email list on this page.

Do you normally control settings via RCP protocol when using RED DSMC2 cameras with the Mōvi Pro/XL or Ronin 2? What do you expect from the Ignite Digi RCP Translator? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!

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