Red RCP cable & Red start/stop cable

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  1. Tyler Oxendine

    Tyler Oxendine New Member

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    What is the difference in the Movi Pro Red RCP cable & the Movi Pro Red start/stop? Any need to have both cables?
     
  2. Ryan Forte

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    No get rcp if you want to control camera settings.
     
  3. Tyler Oxendine

    Tyler Oxendine New Member

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    So no need for the start/stop cable if I have the RCP cable?
     
  4. Ryan Holdridge

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    No Need - If you have the RCP cable, you can start/stop the camera as well.
     
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  5. Olli Koivula

    Olli Koivula New Member

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    I'm having trouble hooking up the rcp cable. Do I need to make some settings on the epic or should it work by just plugging the cable?
     
  6. Ryan Holdridge

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    I believe you have to turn on serial communication once the cable is hooked up.
     
  7. Graham Futerfas

    Graham Futerfas Active Member

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    You have to enable it in the menu. I found it by using the 'search' function on the RED and just type in RCP.
     
  8. Deniz Ozgoren

    Deniz Ozgoren Support Mage
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    Starting with camera firmware 3.3.x, the RCP is available through the CTRL connector (RS232 port) on the rear of the camera body. The RCP is disabled by default, and must be enabled in the DSMC menu.
    1. Go to Menu > Settings > Setup > Communication.

    2. Select the Serial tab.

    3. Select REDLINK Command Protocol in the Serial Protocol drop-down menu.

      Once selected, REDLINK Command Protocol will be persistent across boots.


      Link: https://goo.gl/ByfQwd page 6
     
  9. Olli Koivula

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    Got it! Thanks guys!
     
  10. Navid Tansaz

    Navid Tansaz New Member

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    Hi Guys, We are trying to make a RCP cable in house, but not sure if we have the pinout right. hope one of you might be able to help!
     

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  11. Olli Koivula

    Olli Koivula New Member

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    Here's a pic of the rcp cable if that helps.
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  12. Razvan Pestean

    Razvan Pestean New Member

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    Hi guys,

    I've got the MoVI Pro RED EPIC Start/Stop Cable and a RED EPIC W but I can't make it work.

    Did anyone else tried this setup make it work before?

    Cheers
     
  13. Olli Koivula

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    I couldn't get the start/stop cable to work either. But the RCP cable worked and it also does start/stop so I recommend changing to that.
     
  14. Razvan Pestean

    Razvan Pestean New Member

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    Hmm, interesting.

    So what does this MoVI Pro RED EPIC Start/Stop Cable do? Doesn't seem to work.
     
  15. Olli Koivula

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    well it should start and stop recording.
    freefly doesn't sell the cable anymore as it is obsolete with the RCP cable. The RCP cable starts and stops recording and also allows you to control iso, frame rate, etc with the mimic.
     
  16. Razvan Pestean

    Razvan Pestean New Member

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    I see. Good to know!

    Thanks!
     
  17. Bryan Edmonds

    Bryan Edmonds Chief MōVI Whisperer

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    What Expander are you using on the EPIC W?
     
  18. Razvan Pestean

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    I'm using the: DSMC2 JETPACK-SDI EXPANDER
     
  19. Bryan Edmonds

    Bryan Edmonds Chief MōVI Whisperer

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    On both of the Jetpack Expanders RED used a new start/stop protocol that is wired differently than previous generations. The MōVI Pro RED Start/Stop cable is wired for the protocol that is used on DSMC bodies, as well as the Base Expander for the W bodies. It won't work with the new protocol :(

    For the Jetpack Expanders, you'll need the RCP cable, which can command start/stop as well as other supported camera functions through the MIMIC or MōVI Controller.
     
  20. Razvan Pestean

    Razvan Pestean New Member

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    Thanks for all the info, it's good to know.

    I'll exchange the cable for a RCP one.

    Cheers
     

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