REDCODE Format Specifications

REDCODE has the following format specifications.

Storage Medium

REDCODE media is recorded on RED-DRIVE (RAID) hard disks, RED FLASH hard disk drives, and RED FLASH CompactFlash cards.

Aspect Ratio

REDCODE media has aspect ratios of 2:1 and 16:9.

Frame Dimensions and Resolution

The REDCODE format supports a number of RAW native video resolutions.

Format
Resolution
Aspect ratio
1K RAW
1024 x 576 pixels
16:9
1K RAW
1024 x 512 pixels
2:1
2K RAW
2048 x 1152 pixels
16:9
2K RAW
2048 x 1024 pixels
2:1
3K RAW
3072 x 1728 pixels
16:9
3K RAW
3072 x 1536 pixels
2:1
4K RAW
4096 x 2304 pixels
16:9
4K RAW
4096 x 2048 pixels
2:1
Frame Rate

Final Cut Pro supports the following REDCODE frame rates for film workflows:

  • 4K 2:1 and 2K 2:1 at 23.98 and 24 fps

Final Cut Pro supports the following REDCODE frame rates for video workflows:

  • 4K 2:1 and 2K 2:1 at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, and 59.94 fps

Scanning Method

4K and 2K REDCODE are recorded as progressive scan images.

Color Recording Method

REDCODE records 12-bit RGB color.

Audio

REDCODE uncompressed audio has four audio channels, a sample rate of 48 kHz, and 24-bit resolution per sample.

Timecode

The RED ONE camera records two independent timecode tracks:

  • Edge code: SMPTE timecode that always starts at 1:00:00:00 on the first frame of the first clip recorded onto a blank magazine. The timecode of each subsequent clip is recorded sequentially and continuously as more and more clips are recorded.
  • Timecode: SMPTE timecode that records the camera’s clock or an externally supplied SMPTE master timecode signal