FilmConvert Releases RED DRAGON and IPP2 Camera Profile

red-dragonBy Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS)

RED is one of the dominant camera manufacturers in Hollywood today. A few months ago, the company released their new IPP2 image pipeline workflow, which covered changes to the firmware, wiring options, and the software. Effectively, they were future proofing the platform as the industry moves towards high dynamic range (HDR).

FilmConvert has just released a new RED DRAGON camera updat,e which includes that new IPP2 pipeline developed by RED. The new standardized REDWideGamutRGB / LOG3G10 has made it easier to apply FilmConvert’s camera profiles to RED footage.

FilmConvert’s plugin works with a wide range (and ever-growing list) of popular cameras to match specific film stocks. Instead of procedurally created film grain, FilmConvert’s profiles use real grain scanned at 6K resolution, which is then added to your footage. The grain layer isn’t just added over your image, either, but uses a complex density-based grain algorithm which is calculated and integrated based on the underlying colors.

Because FilmConvert has so many profiles for different cameras, you can mix and match different cameras but keep the same look throughout them. That means if you need to shoot something on a GoPro, for example, you can apply the same film stock look as your RED DRAGON shot footage in order to keep a consistent look to your image between two very different types of cameras.

FilmConvert is available as a free 30-day watermarked trial which you can download here. The standalone license will run you up $149, or you could also purchase the FilmConvert bundle for $219, which offers all of the standalone plugins. You can check them all out here [affiliate link].

Here’s what the FilmConvert bundle offers:

  1. Cross Platform
  2. Adobe Plugin (+Photoshop)
  3. Final Cut Pro
  4. OFX Plugin: DaVinci Resolve, Scratch, Sony Vegas
  5. Avid Media Composer Plugin
  6. FilmConvert Stand-Alone

To start with the FilmConvert camera profile for your iPhone, just head over to FilmConvert’s camera pack downloads page here. If you’re using another camera, here are the ones they support (and the list is growing):

Camera Manufacturer Camera Model
Apple iPhone
Arri Arri Alexa
Black Magic Black Magic Pocket BMCC BMCC 4K
URSA Mini 4.6k
Canon Canon 1DC Canon 550D / T2i Canon 5D MkII
Canon 5D MkIII Canon 600D / T3i Canon 6D
Canon 7D / 60D Canon C100 Canon C100 mk II
Canon C300 Canon C300 mkII Canon XC10
Canon XF300
Digital Bolex Digital Bolex D16
DJI DJI Inspire 1 / Phantom 3 DJI Mavic Pro DJI Phantom 4 / Osmo
Fujifilm Fujifilm XT2
GoPro GoPro Hero3 GoPro Hero4 GoPro Hero5
Kinefinity KineMAX 6K KineMINI 4K
Nikon Nikon D7000 Nikon D750 Nikon D800
Panasonic Panasonic DVX200 Panasonic GH2 Panasonic GH3
Panasonic GH4 + V-Log Panasonic GH5 Panasonic VariCam LT
Red Red Dragon
Samsung Samsung NX1
Sony Sony a6300 Sony a6500 Sony A7r mk2
Sony A7s Sony A7s mk2 Sony EX1 / EX3
Sony F55 Sony FDR X3000 Sony FS5
Sony FS7 Sony FS700 / FS100 Sony RX100 IV – RX10 II
Sony RX100 V



About James DeRuvo 801 Articles
Editor in Chief at doddleNEWS. James has been a writer and editor at doddleNEWS for nearly a decade. As a producer/director/writer James won a Telly Award in 2005 for his Short Film "Searching for Inspiration. James is a recovering talk show producer from KABC in Los Angeles, and a weekly guest on the Digital Production Buzz with Larry Jordan.

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