The RED ONE is essentially a computer disguised as a camera and so it has quite a complex set of menus to navigate. And while you get used to the specific areas that a function is located in, or which button does what, or how to find a setting, it’s easy to get lost in the Red’s sometimes labyrinth of menus when you’re looking for an option not accessed frequently.
Here to save the day is the menu map, a clever graphical configuration of the Red One’s menus. Provided on the Red site within the manual download, their self-designed menu-map is a helpful three-page document to keep in the camera case or have access to if you’re going to be using the Red One on a shoot.
While many AC’s will have learned the menu within their first encounter with the Red, I found this map to be useful. At times when I needed to access an obscure feature and was under a time crunch or tired from a long-day, I could easily flip to the menu map to find it without scrolling through endless options on the Red itself. This is good for two reasons: the DP or Camera Operator can use the Red without you wasting time on it and it simply saves you a lot of hassle.
It’s also great for first-time Red users. For some reason there are weird quirks in the sub-menus. Example: There is an Audio menu under the Video button, but a Sound menu under the System button. Why did they do this? I have no idea, but it can confuse the hell out of you.
So without further ado, here’s the PDF download. It can also be accessed at the Red website under the Manual download pack. I also want to note that I originally found this on the extremely useful Reduser.net forums.