Developing complex video applications and keeping them adaptive is a real problem in the Digital Signal Processing area. Easy to use and high performance tools can alleviate this problem to a large extent. Recursion C++ Toolkit is a commercial off-the-shelf product that provides a wide range of features for video application developers using the Texas Instruments DM6437 and other similar processors. These features provide both easy abstractions to the complex OS layer APIs and also a high performance alternative to the native compilers in the TI Code Composer Studio. This white paper provides a brief description of the Recursion C++ Toolkit and its port to the DM6437 platform. The advantages of using the Recursion C++ Toolkit are also described, where applicable.