RED DIGITAL CINEMA EPIC-W Brain with HELIUM 8K S35 Sensor

RED DIGITAL CINEMA EPIC-W Brain with HELIUM 8K S35 Sensor

RED DIGITAL CINEMA EPIC-W Brain with HELIUM 8K S35 Sensor

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  • 8K Super-35 CMOS Sensor
  • 8192 x 4320 Recording up to 30 fps
  • REDCODE RAW, ProRes, and DNx Recording
  • High-Speed Recording up to 300 fps in 2K
  • Uses DSMC2 Accessories
  • Records to RED MINI-MAG Media
  • Interchangeable Lens Mounts
  • Magnesium and Aluminum Construction
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Configuration: With HELIUM 8K S35 Sensor

With HELIUM 8K S35 Sensor With Start-Up Kit (EF Mount)

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RED DIGITAL CINEMA EPIC-W overview

  • 1Description

With the EPIC-W Brain, RED brings the EPIC name back to the forefront, featuring their HELIUM 8K Super-35 sensor. While other RED cameras use sensors larger than Super 35, the HELIUM is unique in that it allows for high-resolution 8K recording while using classic cinema lenses designed for the Super-35 film format. While 8K exhibition is not mainstream, the extra recorded resolution is helpful for VFX artists and for future-proofing your productions for a time when 8K is standardized.

REDCODE RAW is the format of choice for the EPIC-W. RED's versatile raw codec uses wavelet compression to reduce data rates while maintaining a visually lossless image rendering. This efficient codec can be edited on many available NLE software programs without transcoding, though if you prefer a proxy workflow, ProRes or DNx files can be recorded simultaneously to the MINI-MAG media.

Lowering the recording resolution allows the sensor to capture higher frame rates for dramatic slow-motion footage. The EPIC-W uses sensor windowing to record slow motion in lower resolutions, requiring wider lenses to compensate for the additional crop.

All of the EPIC-W's power is enclosed in a relatively small body comprised of magnesium and aluminum. The EPIC-W's size, or lack thereof, makes it very versatile. From studio tripod configuration to handheld and gimbal, drone, or vehicle mounted situations, the EPIC-W can handle it all, providing 8K raw files that punch above the camera's physical size.

8K HELIUM Sensor
At 35.4 megapixels, the HELIUM camera's 8K sensor can resolve the finest details in a captured image and render smooth lines and shapes without the "stairstepping" artifacts found in lower-resolution footage. If you need higher frame rates, lower resolutions and wider aspect ratios can yield up to 300 fps. RED measured the HELIUM sensor as having 16.5 stops of dynamic range, able to represent both deep shadows and hot highlights within the same frame.
REDCODE RAW
The cornerstone of RED's workflow is the robust REDCODE RAW file format. Using wavelet compression with ratios ranging from 2:1 to 22:1 REDCODE RAW offers the versatility of raw files but without the overwhelming storage requirements of uncompressed image data. Since REDCODE RAW has been around since the days of the RED ONE cinema camera, many common NLE software programs including Adobe Premiere Pro, Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve, Apple Final Cut Pro, and Avid Media Composer can import and edit REDCODE RAW footage without transcoding, saving production time in the edit suite.

Note: Not all compression ratios are available at all resolutions and frame rates
Apple ProRes and Avid DNx Formats
For projects requiring proxy files or quicker turnaround times than raw files permit, Apple ProRes or Avid DNx formats can be recorded at 4K and 2K resolutions directly to the onboard MINI-MAG media. Since these debayered video files can be recorded alongside the raw files, no extra time is required for transcoding the proxies. Bring the debayered files straight into your NLE and begin editing.
DSMC2 Form Factor
Like the preceding DSMC cameras, RED designed the DSMC2 camera line to be modular to fit a wide range of production workflows. Smaller and lighter than the original DSMC design, when stripped down to the brain itself, the EPIC-W becomes an 8K gimbal workhorse. Likewise, add DSMC2 modules to the rear to gain professional I/O connections, and battery power. Many other parts of the DSMC2 design are meant to be interchangeable. Swap out the lens mounts to open up new libraries of lenses. Exchange the included standard OLPF for alternative image renderings at the sensor level. Mount an EVF without cables that can get snagged or use a separately available adapter to attach RED LCDs via LEMO cable.
Color Management
Supports 33x33x33, 32x32x32, 26x26x26, and 17x17x17 3D LUTs
Variable number of 3D LUT outputs with DSMC2 expander module
User programmable shaper 1D LUTs
Tetrahedral interpolation, 16-bit processing
In the Box
RED DIGITAL CINEMA EPIC-W Brain with HELIUM 8K S35 Sensor
  • DSMC Front Body Cap
  • DSMC2 Standard OLPF with Case
  • Hard Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    RED DIGITAL CINEMA EPIC-W specs

    Sensor
    Resolution 35.4 megapixels
    Effective Pixels: 8192 x 4320
    Dimensions Dimensions: 29.9 x 15.77 mm
    Diagonal: 33.8 mm
    Dynamic Range 16.5 stops
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio 80 dB
    Recording
    Data Rates Up to 275 MB/s using 480/960GB RED MINI-MAG
    Up to 225 MB/s using 120/240GB RED MINI-MAG
    Maximum Frame Rates Full Format (1.9:1):
    8192 x 4320: 30 fps
    7168 x 3780: 30 fps
    6144 x 3240: 75 fps
    5120 x 2700: 96 fps
    4096 x 2160: 120 fps
    3072 x 1620: 150 fps
    2048 x 1080: 240 fps

    Scope (2.4:1):
    8192 x 3456: 30 fps
    7168 x 3024: 40 fps
    6144 x 2592: 100 fps
    5120 x 2160 120 fps
    4096 x 1782 150 fps
    3072 x 1296 200 fps
    2048 x 864 300 fps
    Supported Project Formats 23.98/24/25/29.97/47.95/48/50/59.94/60 fps at all resolutions
    Recording Formats REDCODE RAW: (available compression ratios)
    6:1-22:1 REDCODE for 8K Full Format (8192 x 4320) at 24 fps
    7:1-22:1 REDCODE for 8K Full Format (8192 x 4320) at 30 fps
    2:1-22:1 REDCODE for 4K Full Format (4096 x 2160) at 24 fps
    4:1-22:1 REDCODE for 4K Full Format (4096 x 2160) at 60 fps

    Note: Compression ratios and resolutions are limited to the recording data rate limitations specified above

    Apple ProRes:
    4096 x 2160: ProRes 422 LT/422/422 HQ up to 29.97 fps
    2048 x 1080: ProRes 422 LT/422/422 HQ/4444/4444 XQ up to 120 fps

    AVID DNx:
    4096 x 2160: DNxHR 8-bit HQ/SQ/LB, 12-bit HQX up to 29.97 fps
    2048 x 1080: DNxHR 12-bit 444 up to 120 fps
    1920 x 1080: DNxHD 8-bit HQ/SQ/LB, 10-bit 444/HQX up to 120 fps
    General
    Audio Integrated dual channel digital stereo microphones
    Sampling: Uncompressed 24-bit, 48 kHz
    Remote Control Integrated RED COMMAND PROTOCOL (R.C.P.) WiFi antenna
    Monitor Outputs 1 x Cable-free monitor connection (can be adapted to RED LEMO monitor connection to support current and legacy RED LCD monitors and EVFs)
    Environmental Operating Temperature: 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Storage Temperature: -4 to 122°F / -20 to 50°C
    Relative Humidity: 0-85%, non-condensing
    Weight 3.4 lb / 1.5 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 12.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.9 x 13.8 x 12.3"

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