Red control with Mimic help

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  1. Mark Parrott

    Mark Parrott New Member

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    How do I get my mimic to control my Red camera? I can't find how to link them... is it wireless or cables?? Any info out there?
     
  2. Graham Futerfas

    Graham Futerfas Well-Known Member

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    Hi Mark, which model RED camera do you have?

    The Mimic control is done via a cable that plugs between the RED and the Tilt Stage Unit underneath the camera on the Movi. So it's wireless from the Mimic to the Movi, but requires a RED RCP cable to talk to the camera through the RED's CTRL port. This RCP cable is available in the Freefly Store, and plugs into the CAM port on the Movi.

    Note that this cable sold by Freefly is pretty short, and it's only long enough to work with the RED Jetpack Camera Module, which only fits the DSMC2 camera bodies. You can custom order longer versions of this cable from companies like Media Blackout.

    http://store.freeflysystems.com/collections/movi-pro/products/movi-pro-red-rcp-serial-cable

    Additionally, you need to enable RCP control in the Menus of the RED camera. I believe it's turned off by default.
     
  3. Bryan Edmonds

    Bryan Edmonds Chief Mōvi Whisperer

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    As well as any DSMC body. The only incompatibility I am aware of is the DSMC2 WEAPON Base Expander and V-Lock I/O Expander.
     

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