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RED DIGITAL CINEMA KOMODO 6K Digital Cinema Camera (Canon RF)

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RED DIGITAL CINEMA KOMODO 6K Digital Cinema Camera (Canon RF)
Key Features
  • 19.9MP Super35 Global Shutter CMOS
  • Compact, 2.1 lb All-in-One Design
  • Canon RF Lens & ARRI CFast 2.0 Support
  • 16+ Stops Dynamic Range
RED has taken fresh steps with the release of the KOMODO 6K Digital Cinema Camera by bringing their legendary image quality and color science into an ultracompact, all-in-one design that weighs just 2.1 lb and measures about 4 x 4 x 4". Key to achieving this goal was the use of the Canon RF lens mount and the KOMODO 19.9MP Super35 CMOS sensor which boasts Global Shutter technology. This sensor can create images with 16+ stops dynamic range and eliminates rolling shutter artifacts. Users can also be certain they are getting RED quality thanks to the ability to record up to 6K at 40 fps, 5K at 48 fps, 4K at 60 fps, and 2K at 120 fps in REDCODE RAW for incredible flexibility in post-production.
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RED DIGITAL CINEMA Komodo Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2KOMODO 6K: Ultracompact RED
  • 3All-in-One Design
  • 4Firmware Update v.1.5.5
  • 56K S35 Sensor
  • 6Global Shutter
  • 7Canon RF Mount
  • 8Phase-Detect Autofocus
  • 9REDCODE RAW
  • 10CFast Recording
  • 11REDCODE Options
  • 12Apple ProRes Formats
  • 13Color Management
  • 14Touchscreen Display
  • 15Versatile Power Options
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KOMODO 6K: Ultracompact RED
RED has taken fresh steps with the release of the KOMODO 6K Digital Cinema Camera by bringing their legendary image quality and color science into an ultracompact, all-in-one design that weighs just 2.1 lb and measures about 4 x 4 x 4". Key to achieving this goal was the use of the Canon RF lens mount and the KOMODO 19.9MP Super35 CMOS sensor which boasts Global Shutter technology. This sensor can create images with 16+ stops dynamic range and eliminates rolling shutter artifacts. Users can also be certain they are getting RED quality thanks to the ability to record up to 6K at 40 fps, 5K at 48 fps, 4K at 60 fps, and 2K at 120 fps in REDCODE RAW for incredible flexibility in post-production.
All-in-One Design
Revolutionary for RED is the creation of an extremely compact all-in-one design with the KOMODO. This means you can simply pop in a CFast 2.0 card into its media slot and you are ready to roll with data rates up to 280 MB/s. A top 2.9" 1440 x 1440 touchscreen makes it easy to configure and monitor your footage or you can use the RED Control system for using an iOS or Android device for preview and settings. This is possible through integrated 2.4/5 GHz Wi-Fi. Wired control is also possible via the USB Type-C port and optional adapters. The RED KOMODO 6K offers an exceptionally compact form factor that sacrifices nothing in terms of image quality. This base model includes the KOMODO 6K, a 45W AC power adapter, a Mini World Travel Adapter Kit, and a Canon RF-to-EF mechanical adapter.
Firmware Update v.1.5.5
  • Fixed playback stuttering at high frame rates, German SLA causing a camera shutdown, and RFB raw metering in 6K full frame
  • Improved LCD sync issues in playback with anamorphic formats
  • Improved general stability
6K S35 Sensor
  • The KOMODO 6K features a 6K Super35 19.9MP CMOS sensor with a dynamic range of 16+ stops and a resolution of 6144 x 3160
  • Take advantage of the 6K resolution to capture in 6K full frame or do a 4K or HD crop
  • Use the higher resolution to stabilize your shot in post-production
Global Shutter
The KOMODO 6K's global shutter produces crisp images while reducing motion artifacts.Records fast-moving action the way it should be without blurred or curved lines.Captures every moment, burst, and flash without losing any dynamic range or image quality.
Canon RF Mount
The use of the Canon RF lens mount allows the KOMODO to be extremely compact while still enabling compatibility with a vast range of lenses through the use of optional adapters. The mount will natively support mechanical RF lenses and mechanical EF lenses via the included adapter. Using optional electronic EF-to-RF mount adapters, the KOMODO will even support electronic Canon EF-mount lenses and unlock additional functionality, such as autofocus.
Phase-Detect Autofocus
A first for RED is the ability to use Phase-Detect Autofocus (PDAF) with compatible lenses. This includes adapted Canon EF-mount lenses used with a separately available EF-to-RF adapter with electronic communication. Phase-detect systems are known for their speed by measuring and comparing distance and should provide a reliable, accurate system for video production. Additionally, the touchscreen can be used for quickly changing focus and selecting subjects.
REDCODE RAW
The robust REDCODE RAW file format offers versatility without burdensome storage requirements and editing on many NLE systems without transcoding to save time. The KOMODO promises to be among RED's finest with the ability to capture up to 6K at 40 fps using the powerful 16-bit REDCODE RAW format. RED has simplified compression options, giving users a choice between HQ, MQ, and LQ, each varying compression from low to high, respectively. Having these choices allows users to choose the best option for each shoot and whether to prioritize data rate or image quality. REDCODE RAW is supported for 5K up to 48 fps, 4K up to 60 fps, and 2K up to 120 fps and will deliver the greatest possible flexibility in post-production. Those looking to use a more conventional format can record natively in Apple ProRes 422 HQ and standard 422 with DCI 4K up to 60 fps or DCI 2K up to 120 fps.
CFast Recording
Capture at rates up to 280 MB/s on RED PRO or qualified third-party CFast 2.0 cards.
REDCODE Options
  • HQ is perfect for VFX, extremely detailed scenes, and capturing stills from motion
  • MQ is great for cinema and high-end TV projects
  • LQ is ideal for TV, online content, documentaries, interviews, and long takes
Apple ProRes Formats
For proxy files or quicker turnaround times than raw files, Apple ProRes can be recorded at 4K and 2K resolutions at rates up to 120 fps (2K).
Color Management
Supports 3D LUTs and RED color science.
Touchscreen Display
Integrated 2.9" touchscreen LCD screen for video preview and camera control.
Versatile Power Options
The KOMODO 6K's power options include using two lightweight Canon BP-9 batteries, a larger battery, or an AC power supply.

RED DIGITAL CINEMA Komodo Specs

Key Specs
Lens Mount
Canon RF
Canon EF with Included Adapter
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 19.9 Megapixel (6144 x 3240)
Image Sensor
27.03 x 14.26 mm (Super35) CMOS
Image Stabilization
No
ISO Sensitivity Range
250 to 12,800
Internal Recording Modes
ProRes 422/ProRes 422 HQ
4096 x 2160 up to 59.94 fps
ProRes 422
2048 x 1080 up to 120 fps
REDCODE RAW
6144 x 3240 up to 40 fps [280 MB/s]
5120 x 2700 up to 48.00 fps [280 MB/s]
4096 x 2160 up to 59.94 fps [280 MB/s]
2048 x 1080 up to 120 fps [280 MB/s]
External Recording Modes
4:2:2 10-Bit via SDI/BNC
4096 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
2048 x 1080 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: CFast (CFast 2.0)
Video I/O
1x BNC (12G-SDI) Output
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: RED Control
Functionality: Remote Control
Battery Type
Canon BP-9 Series
Imaging
Lens Mount
Canon RF
Canon EF with Included Adapter
Lens Communication
Yes, with Autofocus Support
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 19.9 Megapixel (6144 x 3240)
Image Sensor
27.03 x 14.26 mm (Super35) CMOS
Image Stabilization
No
Built-In ND Filter
No
Capture Type
Stills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Electronic Rolling Shutter 
Shutter Speed
1/8000 to 1 Second
ISO Sensitivity Range
250 to 12,800
Shutter Angle
0 to 360°
Advertised Dynamic Range
16 Stops
White Balance
1700 to 10,000K
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
ProRes 422/ProRes 422 HQ
4096 x 2160 up to 59.94 fps
ProRes 422
2048 x 1080 up to 120 fps
REDCODE RAW
6144 x 3240 up to 40 fps [280 MB/s]
5120 x 2700 up to 48.00 fps [280 MB/s]
4096 x 2160 up to 59.94 fps [280 MB/s]
2048 x 1080 up to 120 fps [280 MB/s]
External Recording Modes
4:2:2 10-Bit via SDI/BNC
4096 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
2048 x 1080 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
Recording Sensor Crop
Crops to Output Resolution in All Recording Modes
Built-In Microphone
Stereo
Audio Recording
2-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz
IP Streaming
No
Still Image Capture
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: CFast (CFast 2.0)
Video I/O
1x BNC (12G-SDI) Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Power I/O
1x LEMO 2-Pin (7 to 17VDC) Input
Other I/O
1x 9-Pin (Genlock, GPI, RS-232, Timecode)
Wireless
2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) Video Output, Control
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: RED Control
Functionality: Remote Control
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
No
Monitor
Display Type
Fixed Touchscreen LCD
Display Size
2.9"
Resolution
1440 x 1440
Viewfinder
Type
Optional, Not Included
Focus
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode
Automatic, Manual Focus
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature
-4 to 122°F / -20 to 50°C
Storage Humidity
0 to 85% (Non-Condensing)
General
Battery Type
Canon BP-9 Series
Power Consumption
45 W
Shoe Mount
No
Tripod Mounting Thread
1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
3/8"-16 Female (Bottom)
Netflix Approved
Yes
Material of Construction
Aluminum
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4 x 4 x 4" / 10.2 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm
Weight
2.1 lb / 1 kg (Body Only)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
12 x 8.6 x 5.7"

RED DIGITAL CINEMA Komodo Reviews

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Does the Komodo have variable frame rates? I ...

Does the Komodo have variable frame rates? I havne't seen it in any video.
Asked by: Lorenzo
Yes, the RED Komodo has variable frame rates. Depending on the resolution you are shooting in will depend on what frame rates you can select.
Answered by: Peterm
Date published: 2022-02-14

how much card slots are there?

how much card slots are there?
Asked by: Zachariah
Single Slot: CFast (CFast 2.0)
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-01-09

Will the Sony FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G E-Mount Lens ...

Will the Sony FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G E-Mount Lens auto focus work on this camera with the appropriate adapter? If so, which adapter
Asked by: Michael
The RED Komodo will not be able to mount to E-Mount lenses like the Sony FE 16-35mm. Unfortunately Sony E-mount Lenses to RF mount adapters do not exist yet.
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2023-06-08

Does this camera have anamorphic support?

Does this camera have anamorphic support?
Asked by: Maxwell
Not yet
Answered by: German
Date published: 2021-03-31

will the canon cne 85mm lens ef work with the ...

will the canon cne 85mm lens ef work with the included adapter?
Asked by: Michael
Yes, the RED DIGITAL CINEMA KOMODO 6K Digital Cinema Camera would be able to work with the Canon CN-E 85mm T1.3 L F Cinema Prime Lens (EF Mount). Please note that the CN-E lenses are heavy and may require support when using the Canon EF to RF adapter. Canon CN-E 85mm T1.3 L F Cinema Prime Lens (EF Mount) BH #CAE85EF
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2023-06-08

Is shooting in Elq mode really low quality?

Is shooting in Elq mode really low quality?
Asked by: Andrew
The recording bitrate for ELQ is 65 MB/s, and HQ the highest quality mode records at a bitrate of 239 MB/s. While the quality of ELQ is still quite good it would not normally be used for high quality productions with a lot of movement, or when you need detail in your shots. The R3D Quality selections include: HQ - High data rate and less recording time - 239 MB/s. MQ - Medium data rate (default) and longer recording time. LQ - Low data rate and long recording time. ELQ - Lowest data rate and longest recording time 65 MB/s. This video will visually show you the quality difference of RED HQ vs. ELQ modes: https://bit.ly/3Ms4fTa RED Recording quality overview in detail: https://bit.ly/49obhC3
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2023-11-03

I see that it records ProRes HQ 4096 x 2160p up ...

I see that it records ProRes HQ 4096 x 2160p up to 60 fps, but can it also record 1920x1080 ProRes HQ internally?
Asked by: Richard
The lowest ProRes resolution you will be able to record is 2K (2048 × 1080) at ProRes 422 HQ and ProRes 422 up to 120 fps.
Answered by: Nicholas
Date published: 2021-03-23

What is the native ISO and ISO range of the ...

What is the native ISO and ISO range of the Komodo?
Asked by: Greg
The base ISO is 800.
Answered by: Greg
Date published: 2022-12-17
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