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20 New Digital Cinema Pocket Guides

It's been a long time since I made the original RED One Pocket Guide. So this major update is long overdue: a refreshed design, 20 total cameras, and all original cameras updated. You'd be hard pressed to find a more comprehensive resource like this anywhere else

There’s never been a more exciting time than now for digital cinema. New cameras and technology are revolutionizing the filmmaking process. But keeping pace with these changes can be tough.

That’s why I created the digital cinema pocket guide — a simple, foldable guide that puts the most important camera info in your pocket on set. And today I’m announcing a whole new batch of them:

Check Out the New Pocket Guides Here

Now with 20 total cameras available, these pocket guides are an essential digital cinema resource.

A Complete Overhaul of the Pocket Guides

Launching these new pocket guides was a massive project. The past few months I’ve been plowing through manuals to cut through the clutter and put the most valuable information in your pocket.

This is the most significant improvement to the pocket guides since they were first launched. As a result, these new guides blow the old ones away.

There are more cameras, a better design, and a huge collection of valuable information.

More Cameras Than Ever

The original set of pocket guides covered three cameras: the RED One, the RED Epic, and the ARRI Alexa. Tons of new cameras have been added to the pocket guide lineup including: Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera, Canon DSLRs, RED Scarlet, Sony F3, Sony FS700, and the AF100.

Whether the camera you’re working with cost $5,000 or $50,000, you can bet there’s a pocket guide for it. With a library of 20 pocket guides, you’ll be ready to shoot with whatever digital cinema camera your production chooses.

Completely New Design

The pocket guides have been completely redesigned to provide a more consistent experience from guide-to-guide. That means they’re faster and easier to navigate in the chaos of a shoot.

And not only are the designs colorful and beautiful, but they have more space to fit crucial information about how to use the cameras.

Up-to-Date Information

When you download the pocket guides, you are automatically signed-up to receive free updates.

So if a camera’s newly released firmware changes any of the material on the guide, you’ll be alerted as soon as you can download a fresh copy of the pocket guide. And if a new pocket guide is added, you’ll be given instant access to that, too.

(At anytime you can unsubscribe from these updates and your info won’t be sold or used for any purpose besides letting you know when a new pocket guide is available.)

Get Your Copy of the New Pocket Guides

It’s been a long time since I made the original RED One Pocket Guide. So this major update is long overdue: a refreshed design, 20 total cameras, and all original cameras updated.

You’d be hard pressed to find a more comprehensive resource like this anywhere else and I promise you won’t be disappointed.

So make sure you get your instant download of the new digital cinema pocket guides:

Learn more about the digital cinema pocket guides here

  • Phillip Jackson

    Forgot to email you a thank you the other day so I’m doing it now. Thanks for the guides.

    • Evan

      No problem, Phil. Glad you like them!

  • Corby

    Might be a stupid question but how do I transfer the guides to iphone?

    • Evan

      Make sure you have the iBooks app installed and then just drag the PDFs into iTunes

  • Jeremy Widen

    So awesome! These will definitely come in handy.

    • Evan

      I hope so Jeremy!

  • I’mDustinJefferson

    Guides look cool but how did you get a guide for the C100 and C500 already? They ain’t even out right?

    • Evan

      Nope they aren’t, but Canon has released specs for them and based on the C300 you can predict their behavior assuming they’ll operate similarly.

  • Bo B. Randulff

    This is awesome! But how do I get the updates? Never found out how to subscribe…
    Thanks for your great work!
    Bo :)

    • Evan

      Hey Bo — if you paid via PayPal or Google Checkout, I automatically receive your email on the backend and am keeping a database of customers’ emails. If you went with the free checkout, you are asked to provide your email address and I add that to the database too.

      So, basically, it all happens for you automatically!

      I will not use this database of emails to cross-promote or sell them to others or anything like that. Those emails will be used solely to notify you when the guides are updated and you will always be offered the chance to unsubscribe if you want to.

  • Michael Ogden

    These guides are immensely useful! Any chance you might add a few cameras from the Nikon line? Specifically, the D600, D800 or the D4? I know an episode of Wilfred was shot using the Nikon D800 so they are being taken seriously as film camera alternatives…

    • Evan

      I’m not supposed to reveal any secrets, but I’d keep your eye out for a D800 one sooner rather than later ;)

      • Michael Ogden

        I understand… ;-) I will certainly stay alert for the anticipated release!

        • Evan

          If you’ve already downloaded the guides, you’ll get an email as soon as they’re available. But I’ll also write a post when the next update is ready.

  • Lasse

    when I download the Guides and view them the Texts are all messed up.
    I downloaded them on 2 different computers and opend them with different Apps but always the same please help.

    otherwise great website! love the effort you put into everything!


    • Evan

      Hey Lasse,

      Try viewing the guides in Adobe Reader (available for free here: That should clear up any incompatibility issues between what I used to make the guides and what you’re using to read them

      P.S. Thanks for the compliments!

  • leefie

    great guides.
    One suggestion, crop factor.
    Under sensor for red camera give the crop factor from full frame for each resolution.
    great work as always.