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- Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018
RED rolls out DSMC2 DRAGON-X
RED Digital Cinema’s DSMC2® DRAGON-X™ 5K S35 camera is now readily available. And soon to be in the marketplace are RED’s DSMC2 Production Module and DSMC2 Production Kit, which are slated for rollout in early 2019.
The DSMC2 DRAGON-X camera uses the DRAGON sensor technology found in many RED 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 96 fps in full format, and 120 fps at 5K 2.4:1. Consistent with the rest of RED’s DSMC2 lineup, DRAGON-X offers 300 MB/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 available as a fully-configured kit priced at $19,950. The kit includes: a 480GB RED Mini-Mag; Canon lens mount; RED DSMC2 Touch LCD 4.7” monitor; RED DSMC2 outrigger handle; RED V-Lock I/O expander; two IDX DUO-C98 batteries with VL-2X charger; G-Technology ev Series RED Mini-Mag Reader; Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Art Lens; and a Nanuk heavy-duty camera case.
Meanwhile the DSMC2 Production Module is designed for professional shooting configurations; this 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 3-pin 24V accessories. It has a smaller form factor and is more lightweight than RED’s REDVOLT Expander with a battery module.