RED DIGITAL CINEMA WEAPON Carbon Fiber Brain with DRAGON 6K Sensor (PL Mount)

RED DIGITAL CINEMA WEAPON Carbon Fiber Brain with DRAGON 6K Sensor (PL Mount)

RED DIGITAL CINEMA WEAPON Carbon Fiber Brain with DRAGON 6K Sensor (PL Mount)

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Product Highlights

  • 6K Super-35 CMOS Sensor
  • 6144 x 3160 Recording up to 75 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 & Aluminum Alloy Body
  • Carbon Fiber Outer Shell
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  • 1Description

Designed for high-end cinema and video production, the RED WEAPON DSMC2 cinema camera features the DRAGON 6K Super-35 CMOS sensor and REDCODE RAW imaging pipeline. Shooting in 6K gives the production an edge in the post process, even in 4K deliverables, as shots can be re-framed in your NLE while keeping the material at 4K resolutions, or greater. VFX artists can also benefit from the extra resolution information.

REDCODE RAW is the format of choice for the WEAPON. 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. Previous generation cameras required sensor windowing to record slow motion, requiring wider lenses to compensate for the crop factor. The WEAPON's DRAGON sensor does not require windowing, allowing you to maintain a consistent frame while recording in lower resolutions.

All of the WEAPON's power is enclosed in a relatively small body comprised of magnesium and aluminum. The brain's size, or lack thereof, makes it very versatile. From studio tripod configuration to handheld and gimbal, drone, or vehicle mounted situations, the WEAPON can handle it all, providing cinema-grade high-resolution footage that punches above the camera's weight.

6K DRAGON Sensor
As the successor to the stalwart 5K Mysterium-X sensor, the 6K DRAGON CMOS sensor brings extra resolution, dynamic range, and color depth to the table. The DRAGON design is not a rehash of a previous design. Working from the ground up, the team at RED developed this sensor with an updated color science, while making additional improvements in dynamic range and sensitivity. Different separately available OLPFs (Optical Low-Pass Filters) can be exchanged for the included standard OLPF for more creative options that can improve highlight handling, skin-tone rendering, or low-light performance.
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 WEAPON becomes a 6K 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. You can also 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 WEAPON Carbon Fiber Brain with DRAGON 6K Sensor (PL Mount)
  • DSMC Magnesium PL Mount 2.0
  • DSMC2 Sidekick (Woven CF)
  • DSMC2 Standard OLPF with Case
  • Hard Case
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description


    Resolution 19.4 megapixels
    Effective Pixels: 6144 x 3160
    Dimensions Dimensions: 30.7 x 15.8 mm
    Diagonal: 34.5 mm
    Dynamic Range 16.5 stops
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio 80 dB
    Data Rates Up to 300 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):
    6144 x 3160: 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):
    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)
    3:1-22:1 REDCODE for 6K Full Format (6144 x 3160) at 24 fps
    7:1-22:1 REDCODE for 6K Full Format (6144 x 3160) at 60 fps
    2:1-22:1 REDCODE for 4K Full Format (4096 x 2160) at 24 fps
    3:1-22:1 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
    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 3.3 lb / 1.5 kg


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