Along with playing native 4K resolution .RED files, REDRAY features the ability to play back and upscale .MP4 HD files to Ultra HD resolution (3840×2160). Compared to existing distribution methods such as Blu- ray, which are limited to 8-bit, 4:2:0 color precision, REDRAY supports up to 12-bit 4:2:2 color precision to eliminate image artifacts and deliver a truly cinematic visual experience.Equally impressive as the output fidelity is REDRAY's exceptionally low 4K data rate averaging less than 2.5MB/s. Simply put, a .RED file can deliver a feature-length film at full 4K resolution on a USB flash drive or via an OTT media network.
REDRAY 4K media is protected against piracy by REDCrypt file encryption and supports optional ODEMAXTM digital rights management.
- Depending on your specific model of HD or 4K display, REDRAY connects to your panel or projector using one HDMI 1.4 cable or up to four HDMI 1.3 cables. A dedicated HDMI port is provided for 7.1 channel LPCM 24-bit 48Khz surround sound audio. A second dedicated HDMI port is provided for 1080p HD resolution video output, fed from a high quality downscale of the 4K resolution master file.
- For those interested in commercial applications such as digital signage, a single REDRAY can simultaneously drive up to 4 HD panels or two 4K panels, and multiple REDRAYs may be synchronized for large monitor display wall applications.
- REDRAY remote control is available from an included IR remote, from Apple iOS devices via 802.11 wireless, and via Ethernet-based home theater automation products.
- REDRAY is the only 4K 3D playback system to support high frame rates (4K 3D at 48 or 60fps), allowing viewers the opportunity to experience the very latest technical development in 3D filmmaking.
Note 5. With 1TB of internal storage, REDRAY supports up to 100 hours of 4K online content. External media storage may also be connected via USB or e-SATA.
More info from RED:
HOW DOES REDRAY CONNECT TO MY HD OR 4K TV OR PROJECTOR?
Depending on your specific display, REDRAY uses 1 HDMI 1.3 port for HD and 4 HDMI 1.3 ports or 1 HDMI 1.4 port to connect to your 4K TV or Projector.
HOW DO I CONNECT THE AUDIO FROM MY REDRAY TO MY SPEAKERS?
REDRAY provides a dedicated HDMI port for 7.1 channel LPCM 24-bit 48kh surround sound audio, which can be connected directly to your AV receiver.
CAN I USE REDRAY WITH MY HDTV IF I DON'T HAVE A 4K DISPLAY?
Yes. REDRAY can optionally scale 4K content to 1920×1080p or 1280×720p resolution, which is compatible with a standard HDMI 1.3 input on your HDTV.
CAN I CONNECT AN EXTERNAL DRIVE TO MY REDRAY?
Yes. The REDRAY internal hard drive can be supplemented by a FAT32 formatted external USB 2.0 hard drive to expand your online media storage.
CAN I PLAY BLU-RAY OR DVD OPTICAL DISCS ON MY REDRAY?
No. REDRAY does not accept optical disc media, nor decode ripped files.
WHAT COMPRESSED MEDIA FILE FORMATS DOES REDRAY SUPPORT?
REDRAY supports .RED (4K) and .mp4 (1080p and 720p media files).
HOW DO I PLAY CONTENT ON MY REDRAY?
Copy your .RED file to an SD card or USB flash drive and insert in the player. Then simply select the file you'd like to play.
CAN I STREAM MOVIES/CONTENT TO REDRAY?
No. REDRAY does not support video or audio streaming services at this time.
HOW DO I ENCODE MY CONTENT INTO A 4K .RED FILE?
A plug-in encoder is available for REDCINE-XPRO that will allow you to drag-and-drop your 4K media to the plug-in interface and you're done. REDCINE-XPRO can be found at red.com/downloads and the plug-in encoder is available in the store under the REDRAY category.
IS THERE A FEE FOR THE PLUG-IN ENCODER?
One free plug-in encoder is included with each REDRAY purchased.
Additional encoder licenses can be purchased on red.com.
DOES REDRAY PLAY .R3D FILES?
No. However .R3D files can be easily encoded as .RED files using REDCINE-XPRO.
IS THERE A WAY TO RESTRICT PLAYBACK OF .RED FILES?
Yes. REDRAY media security allows you to restrict playback of .RED files to specified REDRAY players. Unauthorized users are not able to play the files.
IS THERE A REMOTE CONTROL APP FOR REDRAY?
Yes. Each REDRAY is supplied with an IR remote controller and an iOS app may be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO CONNECT MORE THAN ONE HD DISPLAY TO REDRAY?
Yes. REDRAY allows you to split a single large format image across four HD panels. You can even synchronize multiple REDRAY players for large-scale video wall applications.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BLU-RAY AND REDRAY?
Blu-ray is an optical disc media supporting HD and 3D content at 8-bit
4:2:0 color precision, while REDRAY is an IP Network based media player supporting 4K and 3D content at 12-bit 4:2:2 color precision at 24, 48 or 60fps. This technology allows you to seamlessly distribute and view your content as it was originally intended to be seen.