R.C.P. Development Kit Overview Follow

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The R.C.P.™ Development Kit includes access to all the resources and code you need to create custom apps to control your DSMC from your mobile device or computer.

The R.C.P. Development Kit includes the following:

 

What kind of apps can I create with the R.C.P. SDK?

You can use the R.C.P. SDK to create apps that work as remote controls, so that you can control and monitor your camera settings from a distance. The R.C.P. SDK gives you the ability to program apps that control settings such as Record Start/Stop, Shutter Speed, White Balance, ISO, and programmable User Keys, all while monitoring the status of your camera settings.

While the R.C.P. SDK comes with sample apps for Android™, iOS®, Mac OS®, and Windows® devices, you can use the SDK to create apps for many types of platforms (including microcontrollers). The protocol libraries are in C and C++, but by using the RCP resources, you can use any language (including Java, Python, etc.).

 

Which RED cameras can I control with my app?

You can use your app to control any EPIC, SCARLET, WEAPON, or RAVEN camera, regardless of sensor. You do not have to create a separate app for each type of camera.

 

How many cameras can I control at a time with an app?

You can create an app using the R.C.P. SDK to connect to as many cameras as you want. The sample apps that come with the SDK are programmed to connect to one (1) camera at a time.

 

How many apps can control one camera at a time?

The number of apps that can control one (1) camera at a time depends on how the app interfaces with the camera:

  • R.C.P. Bridge: One (1) app
  • CTRL Connector: One (1) app
  • Gig-E Connector: Eight (8) apps

 

How do I access the R.C.P. SDK when it gets updated?

The R.C.P. Development Kit includes a USB 2.0 flash drive with the R.C.P. SDK and sample apps. You can download the most recent R.C.P. SDK and resources on the developer page

 

Do I need the R.C.P. Development Kit to access the R.C.P. SDK?

You can download the SDK and resources without purchasing the R.C.P. Development Kit. However, you need to connect via the R.C.P. Bridge, CTRL connector, or Gig-E connector.

 

Do I need the R.C.P. Bridge to use my app?

No. There are three (3) ways that your app can communicate with the camera:

  • R.C.P. Bridge: Attach the R.C.P. Bridge to your camera so that you can wirelessly communicate between the camera and your app. With the R.C.P. Bridge, you can use apps on any mobile device at distances up to 50 feet. As with all wireless devices, the wireless communication range is affected by any RF interference that may be in your area.
  • CTRL Connector: Connect a serial cable to the CTRL connector (RS232) on the camera, and connect the other end to your computer. You can then communicate with the camera from computer-based apps only, and the distance between your camera and the controlling computer is limited to the length of your cable.
  • Gig-E Connector: Connect a gigabit Ethernet cable to the GIG-E connector on the camera, and connect the other end to your computer or wireless router. If connecting to your computer, you can then communicate with the camera from computer-based apps only, and the distance between your camera and the controlling computer is limited to the length of your cable. To ensure a high-speed connection when connecting to the GIG-E connector, RED recommends using the LEMO-to-CAT5E Ethernet Cable (9’).
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