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Header image for article At the Bench: Navigating RED EPIC Menus When Using Gates Housing

At the Bench: Navigating RED EPIC Menus When Using Gates Housing

Recently, we have seen a lot of great work using the RED and the Gates housing, particularly with the Canon EF mount installed on the EPIC and EPIC DRAGON. This is a powerful combination that takes advantage of the easy-to-use design of the Gates housing and the flexibility of REDRAW files.

We have received a lot questions on how to use the RED EPIC menus when the camera is inside the Gates housing. In this blog, I will show you how to set up your menus to change iris settings, check exposure, record start/stop, and play back footage. The last item is particularly handy if you are shooting multiple takes and production wants to see playback after every take. In this video I show one way to set up the commands, but this combination of gear is so flexible that you can easily customize it to suit your needs. Want to learn more about working with Gates housings? Our next Underwater Cinema Gear Workshop is coming up soon!

Ian McCausland
Camera Tech Specialist / Lead Trainer, AbelCine LA

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