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RED DIGITAL CINEMA DSMC2 BRAIN with HELIUM 8K S35 Sensor (2018 Unified DSMC2 Lineup)

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RED DIGITAL CINEMA DSMC2 BRAIN with HELIUM 8K S35 Sensor (2018 Unified DSMC2 Lineup)
Key Features
  • 8K Super 35mm CMOS Sensor
  • 8192 x 4320 Recording up to 60 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 HELIUM 8K 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. 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 future-proofing your productions for a time when 8K is standardized. 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
  • 28K HELIUM S35 Sensor
  • 3REDCODE RAW
  • 4Apple ProRes and Avid DNx Formats
  • 5REDCODE Options
  • 6DSMC2 Form Factor
  • 7Color Management
By B&H Photo's

Bundling high-performance raw video recording in a compact camera body, the RED DIGITAL CINEMA DSMC2 BRAIN with HELIUM 8K 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. 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 future-proofing your productions for a time when 8K is standardized. 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.

8K HELIUM S35 Sensor
At 35.4 megapixels, the HELIUM 8K Monochrome sensor can resolve the finest details in a captured image and render smooth lines and shapes without the aliasing or "stair-stepping" 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 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 de-bayered video files can be recorded alongside the raw files, no extra time is required for transcoding the proxies. Bring the de-bayered files straight into your NLE and begin editing.
REDCODE Options
  • 5:1 REDCODE for 8K Full Format (8192 x 4320) at 24 fps
  • 12:1 REDCODE for 8K Full Format (8192 x 4320) at 60 fps
  • 2:1 REDCODE for 4K Full Format (4096 x 2160) at 24 fps
  • 3:1 REDCODE for 4K Full Format (4096 x 2160) at 60 fps
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
UPC: 085667200734

RED DIGITAL CINEMA DSMC2 BRAIN Specs

Key Specs
Lens Mount
No
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 35.4 Megapixel (8192 x 4320)
Image Sensor
29.9 x 15.77 mm (Super35) CMOS
Image Stabilization
No
Internal Recording Modes
REDCODE RAW
8192 x 4320 up to 59.94 fps [300 Mb/s]
8192 x 3456 up to 75 fps
7168 x 3780 up to 59.94 fps [300 Mb/s]
7168 x 3024 up to 75 fps
6144 x 3240 up to 75 fps [300 Mb/s]
6144 x 2592 up to 100 fps
5120 x 2700 up to 96 fps [300 Mb/s]
5120 x 2160 up to 120 fps
4096 x 2160 up to 120 fps [300 Mb/s]
4096 x 1728 up to 150 fps
3072 x 1620 up to 150 fps [300 Mb/s]
3072 x 1296 up to 200 fps
2048 x 1080 up to 240 fps [300 Mb/s]
2048 x 864 up to 300 fps
ProRes 422
4096 x 2160 up to 29.97 fps
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 422LT
4096 x 2160 up to 29.97 fps
2048 x 1080 up to 120 fps
ProRes 4444
2048 x 1080 up to 120 fps
ProRes 4444XQ
2048 x 1080 up to 120 fps
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: RED MINI-MAG
Video I/O
No
Mobile App Compatible
No
Imaging
Lens Mount
No
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 35.4 Megapixel (8192 x 4320)
Image Sensor
29.9 x 15.77 mm (Super35) CMOS
Image Stabilization
No
Built-In ND Filter
No
Internal Filter Holder
Yes
Capture Type
Stills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Electronic Rolling Shutter
Shutter Type
Electronic Rolling Shutter 
Advertised Dynamic Range
16.5 Stops
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
REDCODE RAW
8192 x 4320 up to 59.94 fps [300 Mb/s]
8192 x 3456 up to 75 fps
7168 x 3780 up to 59.94 fps [300 Mb/s]
7168 x 3024 up to 75 fps
6144 x 3240 up to 75 fps [300 Mb/s]
6144 x 2592 up to 100 fps
5120 x 2700 up to 96 fps [300 Mb/s]
5120 x 2160 up to 120 fps
4096 x 2160 up to 120 fps [300 Mb/s]
4096 x 1728 up to 150 fps
3072 x 1620 up to 150 fps [300 Mb/s]
3072 x 1296 up to 200 fps
2048 x 1080 up to 240 fps [300 Mb/s]
2048 x 864 up to 300 fps
ProRes 422
4096 x 2160 up to 29.97 fps
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 422LT
4096 x 2160 up to 29.97 fps
2048 x 1080 up to 120 fps
ProRes 4444
2048 x 1080 up to 120 fps
ProRes 4444XQ
2048 x 1080 up to 120 fps
Recording Sensor Crop
Crops to Output Resolution in All Recording Modes
Fast-/Slow-Motion Support
Yes
Broadcast Output
NTSC
Built-In Microphone Type
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
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
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)
22.75 x 14.25 x 9.25"

RED DIGITAL CINEMA DSMC2 BRAIN Reviews

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Can i shoot 4k without loss quality of a 8k ...

Can i shoot 4k without loss quality of a 8k sensor? and what happen if the sensor is crop
Asked by: villamarzo
Yes. Nothing will happen the camera offers the following in aspect ration and compressions in 4K 4K (4096 x 2160) in 2:1 / 2.4:1 / 3:2 / 4:1 / 4:3 / 5:4 / 6:5 / 8:1 / 8:9 / 16:9 4K (4096 x 2160) in 1.3:1 / 2:1 When Recording in Anamorphic
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-03-21

Can I shoot 5k and 6k raw at 24fps?

Can I shoot 5k and 6k raw at 24fps?
Asked by: Levi
You can shoot 24p at all resolutions.
Answered by: Dennis A
Date published: 2019-09-25

Having trouble with setting up a second monitor ...

Having trouble with setting up a second monitor with a HDMI connection with a The Big RD monitor, help!
Asked by: Kelly
Hey Kelly, If you are using the side POGO port, it will cut off feed to an HDMI connection or vice versa. If you are not using the side POGO port, there might be an issue with your HDMI port. Please submit a ticket at www.red.com/support Thanks, Andrew
Answered by: RED Digital Cinema
Date published: 2019-12-18

I currently own a DSMC2 Scarlet-W and a set of ...

I currently own a DSMC2 Scarlet-W and a set of Sony CineAlta Six Lens Kit. Will this brain sensor size work with this lens kit?
Asked by: Christian
The Sony CineAlta Lenses cover a Super 35mm sensor. This camera has a Super 35mm sensor, those lenses will cover the sensor. You will just need to add a PL mount, B&H # WO175900, to the camera. https://bhpho.to/2I7Hzpm
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2021-07-24

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
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