What is a .R3D File And How To Open It – RED (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .r3d extension, but you have never seen this extension before? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .r3d file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .R3D file?

The file extension .R3D comes from REDCODE Video File. The creator of this file extension is RED. This video related file is in binary format.

What to know

There are currently 4 software that can open the .r3d file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .R3D file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .R3D file on various operating systems.

How to open a .R3D file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .r3d file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Avid Media Composer software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: REDCINE-X and Avid Media Composer.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .R3D file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Avid Media Composer software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .R3D file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .r3d file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the ShedWorx Smart Converter software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: REDCINE-X, ShedWorx Smart Converter and Apple Final Cut Pro.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .R3D file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the ShedWorx Smart Converter software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .R3D file?

If you are still unable to open the .R3D file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .R3D file.r3d – RISA Tech. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .R3D file with the Avid Media Composer, REDCINE-X programs on Windows and ShedWorx Smart Converter, REDCINE-X, Apple Final Cut Pro programs on Mac.