Several weeks now after Adobe updated Premiere Pro CS4 to 4.0.1, a release that added native RED support except for one important component, comes the final piece of the puzzle from RED itself:

REDCODE Installer for Adobe CS4

From the RED website:

Minimum System Requirements

  • 3.0 GHz Quad core system with 8GB RAM
  • Hard drive with 40MB/sec sustained throughput is required; RAID striped array recommended
  • Windows Vista 64 Service Pack 1 or Mac OS 10.5
  • Premiere Pro 4.0.1 update. After Effects 9.0.1 (available soon) required for RED support in After Effects
  • RED Importer plug-in available at
  • High end notebook computers should support real time playback in Premiere Pro using 512 sequence settings

Known Issues – Adobe Premiere Pro

  • When importing RED R3D footage using Import Folder in Premiere Pro, be aware that QuickTime Reference files are not supported in Premiere and will cause an import failure on Vista. If this happens, the import progress dialog will appear frozen. Minimize Premiere, and find the error dialog so you can cancel to skip these unsupported files, then the source footage should finish importing correctly.
  • RED settings cannot be specified on a clip by clip basis. All changes made in the RED settings dialogue are applied globally.
  • Titles created at one sequence setting resolution are not automatically rescaled when the contents of a sequence are copied into a higher resolution sequence for final output. These will have to be resized in the higher resolution sequence.
  • The preview codec for 1K and 512 sequences is MPEG I-Frame, which is limited to 1K resolution sequence settings. It cannot be used for 2K and higher resolutions.
  • Premiere becomes unresponsive if you attempt to access the RED R3D Settings dialog while audio is conforming in the background. Please wait until audio conforming is complete. Conforming progress is visible in the Status bar at the bottom of the application window.

It says version 1.3 … don’t remember a version 1 but I havne’t looked for it in a while and, of course, it’s a beta. Premiere Pro users have been waiting a long time for this since this functionality has been touted for a few months now. It’s about time RED did their part so hop over and download their piece of the puzzle. Now the only question left is, why did RED put that old image of Adobe Premiere on their website?