Red introduces DSMC Dragon-X 5K camera
November 30, 2018

Red introduces DSMC Dragon-X 5K camera

IRVINE, CA — Red Digital Cinema has announced that it is further simplifying its product portfolio with the availability of the DSMC2 Dragon-X 5K S35 camera. The company also announced the DSMC2 Production Module and DSMC2 Production Kit, which are coming soon in early 2019.

The DSMC2 Dragon-X camera uses the Dragon sensor technology found in many of Red’s legacy cameras, with an evolved sensor board to enable Red’s enhanced image processing pipeline (IPP2) in camera. In addition to IPP2, the Dragon-X provides 16.5 stops of dynamic range, 5K resolution up to 96fps in full format, and 120fps at 5K 2.4:1. Consistent with the rest of Red’s DSMC2 line-up, Dragon-X offers 300MB/s data transfer speeds and simultaneous recording of Redcode RAW and Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD/HR.

The new DSMC2 Dragon-X is priced at $14,950 and is also available as a fully-configured kit that’s priced at $19,950. The kit includes a 480GB Red Mini-Mag, a Canon lens mount, the Red DSMC2 Touch LCD 4.7-inch monitor, the Red DSMC2 Outrigger Handle, the Red V-Lock I/O expander, two IDX DUO-C98 batteries with VL-2X charger, a G-Technology ev Series Red Mini-Mag Reader, a Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Art Lens, and a Nanuk heavy-duty camera case.

The DSMC2 Production Module is designed for professional shooting configurations. The accessory mounts directly to the DSMC2 camera body and incorporates an industry standard V-Lock mount with integrated battery mount and P-Tap for 12V accessories. The module delivers a comprehensive array of video, XLR audio, power, and communication connections, including support for three-pin 24V accessories. It has a smaller form factor and is more lightweight than Red’s Redvolt Expander with a battery module.

The Production Module is available for order and is expected to ship in early 2019 for $4,750. It will also be available as a Kit ($6,500) that includes the Production Module, Productio Handle and Production Top Plate.

Scarlet-W owners may upgrade to DSMC2 Dragon-X for $4,950.