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RED DIGITAL CINEMA DSMC2 BRAIN with GEMINI 5K S35 Sensor (2018 Unified DSMC2 Lineup)

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RED DIGITAL CINEMA DSMC2 BRAIN with GEMINI 5K S35 Sensor (2018 Unified DSMC2 Lineup)
Key Features
  • 5K Super35 CMOS Sensor
  • 5120 x 3000 Recording up to 75 fps
  • REDCODE RAW, ProRes, and DNx Recording
  • High-Speed Recording up to 300 fps in 2K
Bundling high-performance raw video recording in a compact camera body, the RED DIGITAL CINEMA DSMC2 BRAIN with GEMINI 5K S35 Sensor is part of the 2018 unified DSMC2 lineup and is designed to be built up the way you want, to tell your story in almost any way possible. Since the DSMC2 form factor is standard, accessories from RED and other manufacturers can be easily attached to accessorize your camera. Even though the GEMINI sensor has fewer photosites than its HELIUM and MONSTRO brethren, it has a cool trick up its sleeve. Using advanced circuitry designed for the aerospace industry, the GEMINI can switch native sensitivities. Practically speaking, it can operate in both normal and dimly lit scenarios without prematurely blown highlights or excessive noise, respectively. Nearly limitless lens options are available for the DSMC2 system. While this camera requires a separately available lens mount, DSMC lens mounts themselves are offered in different varieties for compatibility with a wide array of lens systems.
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RED DIGITAL CINEMA DSMC2 BRAIN Overview

  • 1Description
  • 25K GEMINI S35 Sensor
  • 3REDCODE RAW
  • 4Apple ProRes and Avid DNx Formats
  • 5DSMC2 Form Factor
  • 6Color Management
  • 7REDCODE Options

Bundling high-performance raw video recording in a compact camera body, the RED DIGITAL CINEMA DSMC2 BRAIN with GEMINI 5K S35 Sensor is part of the 2018 unified DSMC2 lineup and is designed to be built up the way you want, to tell your story in almost any way possible. Since the DSMC2 form factor is standard, accessories from RED and other manufacturers can be easily attached to accessorize your camera. Even though the GEMINI sensor has fewer photosites than its HELIUM and MONSTRO brethren, it has a cool trick up its sleeve. Using advanced circuitry designed for the aerospace industry, the GEMINI can switch native sensitivities. Practically speaking, it can operate in both normal and dimly lit scenarios without prematurely blown highlights or excessive noise, respectively. Nearly limitless lens options are available for the DSMC2 system. While this camera requires a separately available lens mount, DSMC lens mounts themselves are offered in different varieties for compatibility with a wide array of lens systems.

REDCODE RAW is the format of choice for DSMC2 cameras. 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 DSMC2 cameras use sensor windowing to record slow motion in lower resolutions, requiring wider or smaller-format lenses to compensate for the additional crop. Recording rates range from 12 fps and up, including 24/25/30/48/50/60 fps and higher.

5K GEMINI S35 Sensor
The GEMINI 5K Super35 sensor features dual sensitivity modes. Use Standard mode for conventional shooting scenarios. Switch to Low Light mode for increased sensitivity, but without the increased noise floor commonly found through signal manipulation.
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 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. Capture rates range from 12 fps and up, including 24/25/30/48/50/60 fps and higher options.

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, you have a high-resolution 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 (Optical Low-Pass Filter) 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. Since the DSMC2 form factor is standardized, any accessories that you have for this DSMC2 body will work with any other DSMC2 body, should you upgrade or acquire an additional body in the future.
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
REDCODE Options
  • 3:1 REDCODE at 5K Full Height (5120 x 3000) and 24 fps
  • 6:1 REDCODE at 5K Full Height (5120 x 3000) and 60 fps
  • 2:1 REDCODE at 5K Full Format (5120 x 2700) and 24 fps
  • 8:1 REDCODE at 5K Full Format (5120 x 2700) and 96 fps
  • 2:1 REDCODE at 4K Full Format (4096 x 2160) and 24 fps
  • 6:1 REDCODE at 4K Full Format (4096 x 2160) and 120 fps

RED DIGITAL CINEMA DSMC2 BRAIN Specs

Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 15.36 Megapixel (5120 x 3000)
Image Sensor
30.72 x 18 mm (Super35) CMOS
Internal Recording Modes
ProRes 4444XQ
2048 x 1080 up to 120 fps
ProRes 4444
2048 x 1080 up to 120 fps
ProRes 422 HQ
4096 x 2160 up to 29.97 fps
2048 x 1080 up to 120 fps
ProRes 422
4096 x 2160 up to 29.97 fps
2048 x 1080 up to 120 fps
ProRes 422LT
4098 x 2160 up to 29.97 fps
2048 x 1080 up to 120 fps
REDCODE RAW
5120 x 3000 up to 75 fps [300 Mb/s]
5120 x 2700 up to 96 fps [300 Mb/s]
4096 x 2160 up to 120 fps [300 Mb/s]
3072 x 1620 up to 150 fps [300 Mb/s]
2048 x 1080 up to 240 fps [300 Mb/s]
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: RED MINI-MAG
Mobile App Compatible
No
*As of April, 2023: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Imaging
Lens Mount
No
Lens Communication
Yes
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 15.36 Megapixel (5120 x 3000)
Image Sensor
30.72 x 18 mm (Super35) CMOS
Built-In ND Filter
No
Capture Type
Stills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Electronic Rolling Shutter
Advertised Dynamic Range
16.5 Stops
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
ProRes 4444XQ
2048 x 1080 up to 120 fps
ProRes 4444
2048 x 1080 up to 120 fps
ProRes 422 HQ
4096 x 2160 up to 29.97 fps
2048 x 1080 up to 120 fps
ProRes 422
4096 x 2160 up to 29.97 fps
2048 x 1080 up to 120 fps
ProRes 422LT
4098 x 2160 up to 29.97 fps
2048 x 1080 up to 120 fps
REDCODE RAW
5120 x 3000 up to 75 fps [300 Mb/s]
5120 x 2700 up to 96 fps [300 Mb/s]
4096 x 2160 up to 120 fps [300 Mb/s]
3072 x 1620 up to 150 fps [300 Mb/s]
2048 x 1080 up to 240 fps [300 Mb/s]
Sensor Crop Modes
Super35 / APS-C
Sensor Crop While Recording
5K (5120 x 3000) in 1.7:1
5K (3600 x 3000) in 6:5
5K (3600 x 3000) in 1.3:1 / 2:1 When Recording in Anamorphic
5K (5120 x 2700) in 2:1 / 2.4:1 / 4:1 / 8:1 / 16:9
5K (5120 x 2700) in 1.3:1 / 2:1 When Recording in Anamorphic
4K (4096 x 2160) in 2:1 / 2.4:1 / 3:2 / 4:1 / 4:3 / 5:4 / 6:5 / 8:1 / 16:9
4K (4096 x 2160) in 1.3:1 / 2:1 When Recording in Anamorphic
3K (3072 x 1620) in 2:1 / 2.4:1 / 3:2 / 4:1 / 4:3 / 5:4 / 6:5 / 8:1 / 16:9
3K (3072 x 1620) in 1.3:1 / 2:1 When Recording in Anamorphic
2K (2048 x 1080) in 2:1 / 2.4:1 / 3:2 / 4:1 / 4:3 / 5:4 / 6:5 / 8:1 / 16:9
2K (2048 x 1080) in 1.3:1 / 2:1 When Recording in Anamorphic
Fast-/Slow-Motion Support
Yes
Broadcast Output
NTSC
Built-In Microphone
Stereo
IP Streaming
No
Still Image Capture
Aspect Ratio
4:3, 16:9
Image File Format
JPEG
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: RED MINI-MAG
Video I/O
No
Audio I/O
No
Power I/O
No
Wireless
No
Mobile App Compatible
No
*As of April, 2023: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
No
Viewfinder
Type
Optional, Not Included
Focus
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode
Automatic, Continuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF, Touch AF & Shutter
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature
-4 to 122°F / -20 to 50°C
Operating Humidity
0 to 85%
General
Power Consumption
50 W
Tripod Mounting Thread
1/4"-20 Female
3/8"-16 Female
Accessory Mounting Thread
17x 1/4"-20
Netflix Approved
Yes
Material of Construction
Aluminum
Dimensions (W x H x D)
5.66 x 4.9 x 3.7" / 143.85 x 125.5 x 95 mm
Weight
3.4 lb / 1.54 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
7.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
17 x 15 x 11"

RED DIGITAL CINEMA DSMC2 BRAIN Reviews

Flexible, incredible

By Allen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-18

Sony FS7 to RED Helium to RED Monstro and have been amazed by every step. The image feels...organic, just lovely.

Great camera

By Sander
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-22

Great build. Great quality

A Dream Cinema Camera

By Delack
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-10

LOVE this camera. The image coming out of it is amazing. Be sure you get the new DSMC2 6K 2020 Version. Bought all of the accessories together that are pictured below.

Pro choice without giving DIT's 8k headaches

By Noah
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-10-02

Low light is mind bending (what you see with your eyes is what it sees) and all of your lighting more than doubles in relative output. Anamorphic has more vertical sensor space and therefore less cropping. Plus, 5k won't have you buying a new 30TB Raid every month. First time I've dropped res in a new camera, and so happy I did.

Great

By Akihiro
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-25

Good stuff. Thanks,

love it

By Codak
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-05-12

great camera best investment  and the 2 batteries last me for about 3 hrs . i had one issue i had to send back for a new unit . but now were all good . but also now the g drive card reader usb port has came unsoldered but this isnt  apart of red products  , im kind mad though because without it you cant read the red mag . hope someone sees this and gives me a new one because this is only 3 weeks old ..

Great product!

By Maria
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-11

Wonderful camcorder takes excellent pictures to record my movies!

red gemini

By Johnattan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-10

Best purchase ever

See any errors on this page? Let us know

Does it comes with a timecode port?

Does it comes with a timecode port?
Asked by: Carlos
No it does not.
Answered by: jabarih
Date published: 2021-10-20

With this kit, is there an XLR input or is a ...

With this kit, is there an XLR input or is a separate module required for that?
Asked by: Sean
There isn't an XLR input on any of the RED DSMN2 brains, it will require the purchase of one of the RED expansion modules that includes XLR inputs
Answered by: Sean
Date published: 2021-02-01

Does this come with a Red Sidewinder tool?

Does this come with a Red Sidewinder tool?
Asked by: Ryan
No, it is not in the box. You can get if for separate sale. https://bhpho.to/2TWaGoY
Answered by: Dennis A
Date published: 2021-06-14

Is camera kit in there include 18-35 sigma lense?

Is camera kit in there include 18-35 sigma lense?
Asked by: executive
Sigma 18-35mm EF is included with the kit.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2019-01-20

Can play? 6k in 4k format?

Can play? 6k in 4k format?
Asked by: villamarzo
No. Changes in resolution will result in changes in the active sensor area that can be down scaled. You can do that in your NLE.
Answered by: Bruno
Date published: 2020-12-01

If record 6k full frame redcode compression 4:1 ...

If record 6k full frame redcode compression 4:1 23.98 fps it is possible to downscaled full 4k?
Asked by: villamarzo
Yes you can transcode or downscale it in your NLE
Answered by: Sean
Date published: 2020-11-30

It is possible from 6k to 4k downscale without ...

It is possible from 6k to 4k downscale without aspect cropping mode?
Asked by: villamarzo
No. Although, Prores downsamples the entire sensor.
Answered by: Alexander
Date published: 2021-07-24

Its on the kit the standard olpf for this camera ...

Its on the kit the standard olpf for this camera ?
Asked by: carlos
Included on the DSMC 2 Dragon X is the standard OLPF (Optical Low-Pass Filter). It is included with this kit.
Answered by: Eric
Date published: 2021-01-14
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