RED Komodo

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  1. Adam Howard-Dobson

    Adam Howard-Dobson New Member

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    Just wanted to start a thread on the RED Komodo. We have our camera shipping in the next week or so. Unfortunately the Komodo doesn't have the same CTRL prot that other REDs have so the existing Freefly RED RCP cable will be no good. It has an EXT port with the same pins available (RS232 RX, RS232 TX, GPO, GRND) but unfortunately RED have confirmed that it uses a different protocol to previous RED cameras as well which is frustrating. Give its size and weight this makes for a perfect gimbal/aerial camera and I really hope that it'll be fully compatible with Movi Pro later down the line.
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  2. Jason Smoker

    Jason Smoker Active Member

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    Looks a nice camera and decent price and weight.
     
  3. Robin Walberg

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    I've preordered a Storm Trooper, expecting to take it to the skies on my Alta 6 week 1. To begin with, eyeballing exposure and modifying a start/stop recording trigger over Futaba will probably be the way to go. I'm hoping that Freefly will get RED control available asap, but considering even the SmallHD monitors specifically made for controlling the Komodo will be able to do so in September, we'll probably have to wait a couple of months.
     
  4. Roland Fleming

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    Now that Komodo is officially released, is there any update on this? I think it would be a massive lost opportunity if the same degree of integration that's possible with the larger—but for many people less accessible—RED cameras was not also possible with the Komodo.
     
  5. Adam Howard-Dobson

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    We have been flying the Komodo for a few months now. Ignite Digi have made nice right-angle start/stop and ptap cables and with FIZ we are pretty well sorted. Would be nice to have full camera control like DSMC2 but having now seen how different RCP2 is to RCP I’m not going to hold my breath. The Komodo is an excellent little camera!
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  6. Roland Fleming

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    Excellent, thanks a lot for the reply. OK, shame out the lack of compatibility ... just when you think things are getting more convenient and cross-compatible, things seem to take a step backwards. I wonder what the rationale for RCP2 is ... I guess there must be some advantages.
     
  7. Adam Howard-Dobson

    Adam Howard-Dobson New Member

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    I've chatted to the RED development team and they did say there was a chance that they could include legacy RCP in a future Komodo firmware but only if there was sufficient demand. At the time they had much more pressing things on their plate! We also did some work with a company called Air Pixel to make their Air Commander Entire work with Komodo. They did an awesome job and got it working in about a week giving Shutter, Aperture, ISO and Trigger.
     
  8. Roland Fleming

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    Interesting. Guess those of us who want it had better start demanding :) In the meantime we'll all find workarounds and then demand will go down I suppose.

    Do you know of any other companies that make products compatible with RCP2? I'm wondering about Teradek RT for example.
     
  9. Adam Howard-Dobson

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    None that I know of just yet, just too new I guess. I'm hoping that with the release of Wave Blackjack might get an update soon and actually come out of beta but who knows.
     
  10. Roland Fleming

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    Fair enough, just being impatient. In fact it's quite amazing there are so many third party products for the Komodo already. I guess I'll need patience just waiting to get hands on a Komodo anyway ... But I would strongly urge Freefly to consider adding support for Komodo as I think there are going to be a lot of people looking for gimbals that play well with it.
     

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