Frequently Asked Questions

How do I edit with RED Footage?

RED RAW (.r3d file format) footage can be edited with Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, and many other software programs including RED's own free REDCINE-X PRO, available here.

Depending on the version of your software, you can natively edit .r3d files, which is awesome. If your software's a bit older, you might need to install RED drivers/plugins for that particular software. Those installers can be found on RED's downloads page.

License Types

We offer both Open and Exclusive license options on every clip. Here's how it works: If you want non-exclusive rights to the clip you are purchasing, choose 'Open' as the license type. This is cheaper than exclusive rights, and means that other people can also purchase the clip and use it in their projects too.

If you want exclusive rights to the clip, choose 'Exclusive (1yr)' or 'Exclusive (2yr)' from the license type dropdowns. This means that once you purchase this clip, it will immediately be taken down from and no one else can buy it for the duration of your licence.

Some clips will not have an exclusive license option as a choice in the license type dropdown. In this case, a clip has already been purchased with an Open license - it's out there in the world already. The exclusivity ship has sailed... woa, bummer.

What happens when my exclusive rights expire?

Here's what to expect: You will receive an email when your licence is about to expire, asking if you would like to renew your licence. If you do, great - if not, the clip will re-appear on when your licence expires.


We offer two file formats:

-RED RAW (.r3d)
-Quicktime ProRes 422 HQ (.mov)

If a RED RAW version of a clip exists, you will have the choice of purchasing either the RED RAW or the Quicktime version. If no RED RAW version exists, there will only be a Quicktime option.

Resolutions will vary by clip, and are always clearly listed on a clip's page. For example, a RED file may have been shot in 2K, 3K, 4K or 5K. A Quicktime file may be 1080P or 720P.


When you're on a clip's page, choose how you will use the clip from the 'Usage' dropdown list, and the price will be adjusted accordingly. Easy!

If you do not see a usage that applies to how you will use the clip, please email us with the specific details of how you're going to use the clip, and we'll help get you on your way.

How do I receive my footage?

Your clip will be available for download immediately after purchase. There will be a direct download link on the success page after checking out. You'll also receive the same direct download link in your email.