DSMC3 EVF - FAQs

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RED Compact EVF

DSMC3 Adapter A

RED EVF Mount

RED Compact EVF

What is the difference between the DSMC2 RED EVF (OLED) and the RED Compact EVF?

HARDWARE: Both EVFs contain the same underlying hardware (Optics, OLED, Buttons). The eye cup retention ring has been redesigned for a sturdier fit while still allowing the eye cup to be easily replaced. The updated retention ring can be purchased for current DSMC2 EVFs by contacting the RED Sales Team.

SOFTWARE: With the addition of the DSMC3 Adapter A, new functionality has been brought to the EVFs, allowing DSMC3's FN Camera Toggles to be used on DSMC3 cameras to control parameters such as: FPS, Iris (with supported lenses), ISO, Shutter Speed, White Balance, and ND (when used in conjunction with the RED RF to PL w/ Electronic ND Filter).

What elements of the system are interchangeable between DSMC2 and DSMC3 systems?

The following accessories are compatible with both DSMC2 and DSMC3 Systems.

Item #

Product Name 

730-0030 

RED® Compact EVF (Use of Adapter required for DSMC3 and DSMC2/ RANGER) 

790-0753 

RED® EVF Mount (with top 15mm LWS Mount) 

790-0761 

RED® EVF Extension Arm (When used with RED® EVF Mount) 

790-0750, 790-0642, 790-0751 

 

EVF Cable Right-to-Straight 12 

EVF Cable Right-to-Straight 18” 

EVF Cable Right-to-Straight 32 

 

DSMC3 Adapter A

Will the DSMC2 RED EVF (OLED) be compatible with the DSMC3 Adapter A?

Yes, when connected to a DSMC3 camera for the first time, the camera will perform a firmware update on the EVF. If the same DSMC2 EVF is then reconnected to a DSMC2 camera, the DSMC2 camera will update the EVF firmware back to a DSMC2-compatible version.

Can I hot-swap the DSMC3 Adapter A?

No. To prevent potential damage to the camera, the DSMC3 Adapter A should only be attached or removed from the camera while the camera power is off.

NOTE: When the DSMC3 Adapter A is then attached, and the camera is booted the EVF cable can be attached and removed at any point.

Which RED accessories ARE compatible with the DSMC3 Adapter A?

The following accessories are compatible with the DSMC3 Adapter A.

Item #

Product Name 

790-0725, 790-0689, 790-0715 

RED Compact Top Handle, V-RAPTOR Top Handle, V-RAPTOR XL Top Handle 

790-0747 

RED 15MM TOP HANDLE BRACKET 

790-0684, 790-0688 

KOMODO® Wing Grips, V-RAPTOR Wing Grips 

790-0721, 790-0691 

KOMODO® Side Ribs, V-RAPTOR Side Ribs 

790-0717 

V-RAPTOR™ XL Top 15mm LWS Rod Support Bracket 

790-0690 

V-RAPTOR Tactical Top Plate 

790-0743, 790-0744 

RED V-RAPTOR RF to PL w/ Electronic ND Filter Adapter Pack, RED KOMODO® RF to PL w/ Electronic ND Filter Adapter Pack 

790-0737, 790-0738 

RED KOMODO® RF to PL Adapter Pack, RED V-RAPTOR RF to PL Adapter Pack 

NOTES:

• Accessories that do not interface with the front or top of the camera have not been listed.
• Third Party accessory compatibility may be impacted, check with manufacturer.

Which RED Accessories are NOT compatible with the DSMC3 Adapter A?

The following accessories are not compatible with the DSMC3 Adapter A.

SKU 

Product Name 

720-0057 

KOMODO® Outrigger Handle 

730-0029 

DSMC3™ RED® Touch 7.0” LCD 


Can I use the DSMC3 Adapter A and DSMC3 RED Touch 7.0” LCD Monitor at the same time?

As the DSMC3 Adapter A and DSMC3 RED Touch 7.0" LCD utilize the same Top Accessory Port, they cannot be used simultaneously. The DSMC3 Adapter A still supports pass-through of record triggering for accessories such as RED Top Handles.

Additional monitor and control options will continue to work, such as SDI monitors with control, RED Control and RED Control Pro, and any other accessory with RCP2 control.

Will the DSMC3 Adapter A work on KOMODO, DSMC2, or RANGER?

No, the DSMC3 Adapter A is only compatible with KOMODO-X (Firmware support expected Q1 2024), V-RAPTOR, V-RAPTOR [X], V-RAPTOR XL, and V-RAPTOR XL [X].

DSMC2 and RANGER systems will require their respective adapters to support the EVF.

Will the DSMC3 Adapter A support DSMC2 Monitors, RED ONE EVF, or RED PRO EVF (LCOS & OLED)?

No, these monitors utilize a different video signal format.

Can I use my DSMC2 LEMO cables with the DSMC3 Adapter A?

Yes, you can use existing 16-pin LEMO / ODU cables with the DSMC3 Adapter A. Performance with older cables may vary depending on condition and could degrade image performance.

RED EVF Mount

Is the RED EVF Mount compatible with DSMC2 and RANGER?

Yes, the RED EVF Mount can be attaached to DSMC2 and RANGER using a 15mm LWS Mount.

Does the RED EVF Mount support left eye shooting?

Yes, the RED EVF Mount can support shooters who operate with their left eye. For those that have the camera mounted on their right shoulder, from the EVF Mount’s most collapsed position to its most extended, it can offer up-to 3.15 inches (80mm) of range, which in many cases can reach the operator’s left eye.

For those that operate with the camera on their left shoulder, the EVF Mount can be rotated to accommodate, but the thumbscrews are then positioned on the underside of the EVF mount and the EVF’s image will need to be flipped in the EVF monitoring settings.

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