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RED Setter iOS App For RED DSMC Cameras
Now available on the Apple iTunes App Store

RED Setter gives you quick and easy access to controls and settings on your RED DSMC camera.

It condenses the most frequently used settings into a simple user interface that puts the things you need the most literally at your fingertips. The App connects to your RED digital cinema camera over a WiFi connection.

The settings and tools it controls include: Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO, Color Temperature, Record, Pre-Record, Histogram, Remaining SSD%, Remaining Battery %, Auto Focus Mode, AF Window Size, AF Window Centering, Auto Exposure Mode, Auto Exposure Zone, Auto Exposure Speed, Auto Exposure Aperture and Shutter Locks, Recording Format, Fan Mode, False Color Modes, REDCODE compression setting, Frame Rate, Zebra 1 and Zebra 2, Display Magnify, Display Horizon Line, Auto Focus and Auto White Balance.

All of the controls are organized into 4 simple screens that group similar functions in a logical manner. The screens are divided into Settings, Modes, Tools and QuickSet. The QuickSet screens gives you a minimalist layout of 5 things you will probably need the most when shooting in a dynamic situation such as action, sports or wildlife filming.


The App controls your camera over a WiFi connection. To use the App with your RED DSMC camera, you must have a WiFi link via hardware such as the REDLINK BRIDGE or OFFHOLLYWOOD WiFi adapter.

Here is a direct link to the App's page on the Apple iTunes App Store:

RED Setter


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The Settings Tab

You will find the primary controls that are most frequently accessed in this tab. They include Shutter Aperture, ISO and Color Temperature. To change a setting, tap on the white part of the appropriate control and a picker will appear that allows you to choose a new setting. If you are watching the camera’s output you will see the changes as you scroll the picker up and down. Only valid settings that are applicable to your camera will be selectable. There may be grayed out items in some pickers that would only be selectable with a different, REDCODE, Frame Rate, Recording Mode, etc. You can’t set something that the camera won’t do. To dismiss the picker, either tap the done button, or tap anywhere outside the picker. The Aperture and Shutter controls have an additional way to change their settings. They each have a pair of up/down arrow buttons and by tapping on one of the buttons you change the setting in the minimal interval (as per your camera setup).

Below the top four controls is a Pre-Record button. If you have selected a Pre-Record duration in your camera’s recording menu, tapping this button will start the camera Pre-Recording. During this phase, it is saving to a buffer, but not writing to the RED Mag yet. When you tap Record, the previous X number of seconds (depending on what you setup in the camera) is transferred to the RED Mag and normal recording begins. This is handy for things like Action or Wildlife filming because it will prevent you from missing the start of some event that you are waiting for. Finish your recording normally by tapping a second time on the Record Button.

The Record button functions as a toggle, just like the buttons on the camera. Tap once to start, tap a second time to stop.

Below the Record button are text indicators that tell you how much SSD and Battery capacity are remaining. They are indicated in %.

A live Histogram is provided at the bottom of the screen to aid in setting your exposure.

A text indicator at the very bottom of the screen lets you know the connection status to your camera. This is mirrored by the connection button in the bottom tab bar. Red means that you are not connected to a camera, green means that you are communicating.

The tab bar along the bottom is also your primary navigation between the screens of the App.
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The Mode Tab

This tab gives you quick access to some of RED’s Auto Focus and Auto Exposure settings. These controls are dependent on you having the proper hardware and some basic setup on the camera. For instance, you can’t autofocus if you have a manual focus lens mounted, or if you have the AF switch on your lens in the OFF position.

The top control brings up a picker that allows you to select a focus mode. To change the setting, tap on the white part of the control and a picker will appear that allows you to choose a new setting. To dismiss the picker, either tap the done button, or tap anywhere outside the picker.

Two buttons below allow you to select the size of the AF window, and to re center it if it has been moved off axis.

The AE Modes and Zones control various aspects of the AE system. They are grouped into segmented controls. It is only appropriate to have one segment in each of the controls active at any time, so as you select one, others are de-selected.

The AE Speed control is also a segmented control that allows you to select the responsiveness of the AE system to changes in illumination.

The Aperture Lock and Shutter Lock switched allow you to lock on e value so that the camera will only vary the other.

A text indicator at the very bottom of the screen lets you know the connection status to your camera. This is mirrored by the connection button in the bottom tab bar. Red means that you are not connected to a camera, green means that you are communicating.

The tab bar along the bottom is also your primary navigation between the screens of the App.
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The Tools Tab

This tab gives you access to Recording settings, Fan control, Frame Rates and helpful monitor tools for evaluating exposure and focus.

The Recording Format allows you to set the frame size of your project. To change the setting, tap on the white part of the control and a picker will appear that allows you to choose a new setting. Only valid settings that are applicable to your camera will be selectable. There may be grayed out items in some pickers that would only be selectable with a different, REDCODE, Frame Rate, etc. You can’t set something that the camera won’t do. To dismiss the picker, either tap the done button, or tap anywhere outside the picker.

The Fan Mode control allows you to select the behavior of the RED’s internal fans.

The False Color control allows you to select one of the various false color or edge enhancements that assist exposure and focus setting.

The REDCODE and Frame Rate controls allow you to set compression and filming speeds. As with the Recording Mode control, some options may be grayed out due to the values of other settings that interact.

The Magnify button is a toggle that will show you the center portion of the image at a 1:1 pixel ratio for accurate focusing. You cannot record with magnification on. If you tap the record button while Magnification is on, the camera will automatically switch back to normal mode.

The Horizon button will but a green horizon line in the venter of your display to aid you in leveling the camera. It reads the camera’s internal accelerometer to present the indication.

The Zebra 1 and Zebra 2 switches turn the Zebra modes on and off.

A text indicator at the very bottom of the screen lets you know the connection status to your camera. This is mirrored by the connection button in the bottom tab bar. Red means that you are not connected to a camera, green means that you are communicating.

The tab bar along the bottom is also your primary navigation between the screens of the App.
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The Quick Set Tab

The Quick Set Tab is a clutter free screen of the settings that you are likely to need in situations that require very quick response. Examples of this would be filming action, or filming in a dynamic situation, such as on a gimbal where you need to get at the basics with a simple tap of a finger. Shutter and Aperture can be quickly set. To change a setting, tap on the white part of the appropriate control and a picker will appear that allows you to choose a new setting. If you are watching the camera’s output you will see the changes as you scroll the picker up and down. Only valid settings that are applicable to your camera will be selectable. There may be grayed out items in some pickers that would only be selectable with a different Frame Rate, Recording Mode, etc. To dismiss the picker, either tap the done button, or tap anywhere outside the picker.

A live Histogram is provided at the bottom of the screen to aid in setting your exposure.

Two buttons below the Histogram all you to do a quick focus or white balance. The function of these buttons will depend on the mode you have your camera in. To use the Focus button, for instance, you would generally have the camera set for a one shot focus mode.

A large, east to tap Record button toggles, recording on and off. Tap once to start, tap a second time to stop.

A text indicator at the very bottom of the screen lets you know the connection status to your camera. This is mirrored by the connection button in the bottom tab bar. Red means that you are not connected to a camera, green means that you are communicating.

The tab bar along the bottom is also your primary navigation between the screens of the App.

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