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Treasured's Movie Repair Guide -- REDCODE

REDCODE is a wavelet codec used in digital film workflows.

REDCODE has a RAW data workflow, meaning that demosaicing is done at a later stage, allowing to sharply adjust image settings in post-production. REDCODE is also remarkable for being a ultra high definition format: up to 4K horizontal resolution, and 28K announced.


REDCODE codec and other utilities can be downloaded from RED website.
The footage is found inside .R3D files or QuickTime .mov containers. RED cameras record files with REDC codec fourcc at 5120x2700, 4096x2048 and 2048x1024 pixels.


Treasured is capable of detecting and previewing REDCODE media in damaged files or disks.
Older codecs versions show white/black preview instead of color one.

Usually the corrupt frame causes QuickTime applications (QT Player or Final Cut Pro) to crash or start rendering frames in green color. This happens exactly on the frame that contains some alien data.


REDCODE media is repaired without major problem. A sample of a good file is recommended.

How to repair a corrupt REDCODE clip?

The easiest way is certainly to ask our Movie Repair Service to do it for you.
But for those who can program, here you have a few tips.

REDCODE .R3D files can be parsed by identifying blocks of data with the atom structure:
32-bits length + token + payload


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