Why is Red abandoning the Red Rocket?

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has news that the new Redcine-X Pro will use your GPU to accelerate encoding R3D RAW files if a Red Rocket isn’t present.

According to the report:

Jarred said this in the forum, and he also mentioned that having more than one GPU will increase performance:

“Single Titan 6K @ 24fps. Rocket will be still be alot faster.. but it becomes more of a luxury rather than a necessity.”

That means the Red Rocket is still a better bet, though almost end of life. So far, the Redcine-X Pro GPU implementation is only for Windows GPUs, with Mac versions ‘coming soon’. In Red parlance, that could mean ‘years’.

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