Originally Posted by coolscan
I'm not shure that you are totally correct.
The RED Rocket™(beta) ($4500) card linked above which you are referring to can rightly playback R3D (RED RAW) with a preset "Look" in realtime, but can also playback rendered 4K.
You don't need any expensive software as this card is specifically build as a companion to the new REDcine-X(Early Beta) editing software which you can download for free.
If I haven't misunderstood a windows version was released oct.30.
You of course need a GPU that can output 4K and maybe a breakout box between the computer and the projector.
Not ideal to use editing software for playback,
but it is early days for any readymade 4K playback solutions.
Since I own three RED cameras, and the above mentioned card,
I think I can make a comment here again.
This card was not built for REDCINE-X.
It was built by DVS for DVS and other OEM builders.
I have used this card before REDCINE-X with ROCKETCINE-X,
and very soon inside other postproduction systems.
In REDCINE-X software You can't open any other file format except for R3D.
So You can't use it as a cheap 4k standalone player of various file formats.
Indeed the hardware card can playback uncompressed 4K, but not from any available software at the moment. It was rebuilt to playback RED files.
Download the software and try to open DPX or TIFF file. Not working.
Also, I didn't say expencive softwares only, I said professional softwares.
The fact that early beta (alpha version) of the REDs software is free,
does not change the fact that it is meant for professionals.
Also, all other softwares and systems which will support it,
From Redcine You don't need GPU that outputs 4k.
The output is made through 4 hdmis or 4 DL hd-sdi directly from red rocket and its own BoB.
Also, it can't be called editing software.
It's a preview-ouput-dailes/rushes-transcoding software with very very basic editing interface.