RED KOMODO Firmware 1.4.0 Adds Support for Canon RF Lenses

December 15th, 2020 Jump to Comment Section
RED KOMODO Firmware 1.4.0 Adds Support for Canon RF Lenses

RED Digital Cinema just released a new Firmware for their KOMODO cine camera. And since that camera sports a Canon RF lens mount it was about time that the camera behind it now supports these lenses.

When the RED KOMODO came out earlier this year, you couldn’t use Canon RF lenses since the camera couldn’t control them properly. You could of course use adapters to mount various other lenses, but native support would definitely be nice.

This weird issue is now a thing of the past, at least a little bit. Firmware 1.4.0 adds Canon RF lens support but it silll is marked as beta. This is due to the fact that not all RF features have been implemented yet: the RF lens control ring and focus range switch are not supported at this time for example.

RED KOMODO camera. Image credit: Jarred Land

RED KOMODO Firmware 1.4.0

The list of added features for firmware version 1.4.0 is not especially long but the first point on that list is the (beta) support for Canon RF glass and I think this is about time for a camera which sports that very lens mount.

  • Added Canon RF lens support (BETA)
  • Added Angelbird ARRI AV Pro 256GB CFast card support
  • Added Camera type and build number to RCP2
  • Added Ethernet Zeroconf (Local-Link IP address) support
The Komodo is Netflix approved. Image credit: RED

The issues which have been fixed since the last firmware release (1.3.1) are significantly higher in number and that’s a good thing. You don’t want to have too many software bugs around when shooting! The items below are all labeled FIXED:

  • Slow load of large R3D clip in Playback
  • Out of sync clip index in Playback playlist
  • Factory Reset to delete camera presets
  • USB tethering with iOS 14
  • KOMODO Link Adapter interfering with CFast card detection
  • User calibration with genlock enabled
  • Incorrect Image Stabilization UI status on boot
  • Intermittent snowy SDI image
  • ‘Unapproved Battery’ error message running with DC
  • Web UI Multi Action Menu buttons (LUT, CDL, Preset)
  • AF window size on format change
  • Intermittent reboot hang
  • SDI ST-352 payload for all Color Space and Gamma settings
  • AF Improvements
Tilta Komodo Rig. Source: Tilta

If you’re a proud KOMODO owner already, you can download the new Firmware 1.4.0 release free of charge over at

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