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Converting R3D to CAL

The R3D (Redcode) file format is associated with RAW images and audio-video data shot using a Red digital camera. Manufactured by a Californian company called Red Digital Cinema Camera, this type of camera is mostly popular among film and photography professionals for its modularity and capacity to capture still and motion images. Depending on its content, a R3D file can provide a lossy or a lossless type of compression.

A CAL image file represents a monochrome bitmap image that uses the CALS raster image standard for storing graphics data. This standard was created in the 1980s by the US Department of Defence as a compressed interchangeable image format. CAL and CALS are extensions used for similar purposes.

So, how to change R3D into CAL?

The quick and simple way to handle your files is to get a quality piece of software, such as reaConverter. Although it is fast, this software is extremely efficient in managing a wide range of conversions. As you will soon realize, reaConverter will help you avoid spending countless hours trying to figure out how to convert R3Ds. But at the same time, it will allow you to apply a wide range of editing options.

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Load R3D Files

Start reaConverter and load all the .r3d files you intend to convert into .cal because, as opposed to most free online converters, reaConverter supports batch conversion. So you can save the time and energy you would lose with doing repetitive operations.

Select R3Ds from a folder or by drag-and-dropping them directly into the reaConverter window.

Choose Output Folder

Go to the Saving options tab and decide where you want to save new .cal files. You can also spend a few more moments to apply additional editing to the images prepared for conversion.

Select CAL as Output Format

Then pick the CAL as output format. To help you do this, a series of buttons is conveniently placed at the bottom of the reaConverter window, so you can simply press on the one you need or click Plus button to add new options.

Then simply press the Start button and your conversion will begin in no time!

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Command-line interface

Advanced users can convert R3D to CAL via command-line interface in manual or automated mode. You are welcome to contact our technical support when you have any questions about reaConverter.

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