The RED cameras shoot high resolution videos in R3D format using the REDCODE. Many third-party players may not be able to support the R3D videos currently. If you can’t open or play a .r3d video file on your computer, you need to use a video editor to convert it to a popular format or codec, such as MOV, MP4, AVI, QuickTime movie, Apple ProRes, etc. These converter or editors include Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Media Encoder, Adobe After Effects, REDCINE-X PRO, etc. See how you can play and convert RED R3D videos on computers just as an example. This tutorial will show you how quickly and easily you can convert RED videos in .r3d format with the REDCODE to other file format or codec in 3 steps using Adobe Media Encoder on a Windows 10 PC.
Add RED R3D videos to Media Encoder
Click the “+” button in the queue panel to add your R3D video to the queue in the Encoder.
Choose output video format & customize other parameters
Also in the queue panel, click the down arrow to expand the output video formats list, select a format that is compatible with the device or player you want to play the video. For example, to watch the video on Windows PC, you can choose Windows Media or AVI; if you need to play it on your Mac or iPhone/iPad, you can choose QuickTime or H.264.
Choose a quality preset in the box next to the file format. Each preset may have its own resolution, frame rate, video codec, audio codec, etc. Click the Format or Preset title to open the Export Settings dialog, find details and customize the video parameters from there.
Go back to the queue panel, you can see the Output File after the Preset. You can specify which location to save the converted video here.
Convert RED R3D videos in Media Encoder
Finally press the green play button located in the top-right corner of the queue to start converting your RED R3D videos.