RED Epic Dragon DSMC-1

With the 6K RED DRAGON sensor, you can capture over 9 times more pixels than HD. Unrivaled detail and impressive native exposure eclipse 35mm film in both latitude and image density. Industry leading specs distinguish the EPIC DRAGON as a model for image innovation, helming the evolution of digital cinema technology. Resolution is more than just attention to detail. From large objects to granule textures, 6K images cultivate the nuance of every image, leaving nothing behind. Improvements to micro-contrast and MTF produce a cleaner image, drastically reducing moiré and aliasing artifacts. When outputting 6K files to 4K or HD, your image will appear more refined and detailed compared to those captured at lower resolutions.

The choice is simple; bigger is better. 6K resolution translates to over 19 megapixels, packing the same detail you expect from your DSLR into a cinema camera. When you can capture motion and stills in 6K 2.4:1 at up to 100fps, or 6K Full Format at 75 fps, you get up to 100 chances per second to capture the perfect picture. Every still is raw and Adobe Photoshop compatible, which means your workflow doesn’t need to change, even if technology does. The RED DRAGON sensor blurs the line between motion and still cameras, giving you the best of both worlds.

Noteworthy Attributes:

  • DSMC-1
  • 6K Sensor
  • Shoot up to 240fps at 2K

Rental Rates

: $650 + HST
: $1300 + HST
: $1850 + HST
: $650 + HST

Package Contents

  • Red Dragon 6K unit
  • 5" Red Touch Monitor
  • Optical Low Pass Filters (OLPF) - Standard, Low-Light or Skintone/Highlight
  • PL, EF or Nikon Mount
  • Core V-Lock Battery Kit
    • 4x Batteries
    • 1x Quad Charger
  • RED Data Kit
    • 2x 512GB MiniMag
    • 1x MiniMag Reader
Sensor TypeRED DRAGON 19.4 megapixel CMOS
Effective Pixels6144 x 3160
Sensor Size30.7mm x 15.8mm (diagonal: 34.5mm)
Dynamic Range16.5+ stops
Maximum Data RatesUp to 200 MB/s using RED MINI-MAG (480GB & 960GB)
Up to 170 MB/s using RED MINI-MAG (120GB & 240GB) or REDMAG 1.8"
Maximum Frame Rates175fps at 6K Full Format (6144 x 3160), 100fps at 6K 2.4:1 (6144 x 2592)
96fps at 5K Full Format (5120 x 2700), 120fps at 5K 2.4:1 (5120 x 2160)
120fps at 4K Full Format (4096 x 2160), 150fps at 4K 2.4:1 (4096 x 1728)
150fps at 3K Full Format (3072 x 1620), 200fps at 3K 2.4:1 (3072 x 1296)
240fps at 2K Full Format (2048 x 1080), 300fps at 2K 2.4:1 (2048 x 864)
Playback Frame Rates (Project Timebase)23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 47.95, 48, 50, 59.94, 60fps, all resolutions
REDcode settings Range from 2:1 up to 22:114:1 REDCODE for 6K Full Format (6144 x 3160) at 24fps
10:1 REDCODE for 6K Full Format (6144 x 3160) at 60fps
2:1 REDCODE for 4K Full Format (4096 x 2160) at 24fps
5:1 REDCODE for 4K Full Format (4096 x 2160) at 60fps
REDcode RAW Acquisition Formats26K Full Format (6144 x 3160), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 3:2, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x
5K Full Format (5120 x 2700), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x
4K Full Format (4096 x 2160), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, 5:4, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x
3K Full Format (3072 x 1620), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, 5:4, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x
2K Full Format (2048 x 1080), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, 5:4, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x
Apple ProResDSMC2 cameras only
Avid Codecs3DSMC2 cameras only
ConstructionAluminum Alloy
Weight5 lbs (BRAIN Only)
Operating Temperature0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature–20°C to 50°C (–4°F to 122°F)
Relative Humidity0% to 85% non-condensing
Colour Management3D LUT capabilities with REDCAST module
Audio2 channel, uncompressed, 24-bit 48kHz
Optional 4 channel, and AES/EBU digital audio
Remote ControlEthernet, RS232 and GPI Trigger Wireless control with optional REDMOTE and R.C.P. Bridge modules
Monitor Outputs3G-SDI (HD-SDI) and HDMI with Frame Guides and Lookaround
1080p RGB or 4:2:2, 720p RGB or 4:2:2
480p RGB or 4:2:2 (HDMI Only)
SMPTE Timecode, HANC Metadata, 24-bit 48kHz audio
Monitor OptionsDSMC2 RED Touch 4.7" LCD and DSMC2 RED Touch 7.0" LCD compatible with DSMC2 LEMO Adaptor B and LCD/EVF cable.
RED Touch 9.0" LCD, RED Touch 7.0" LCD, RED Touch 5.0" LCD, RED PRO 7" LCD, DSMC2 RED EVF (OLED), BOMB EVF (OLED) and BOMB EVF (LCOS) with LCD/EVF cable
REDcine-X Pro Delivery Formats4K: DPX, TIFF, OpenEXR (.RED via RRencode plugin)
2K: DPX, TIFF, OpenEXR (.RED via RRencode plugin)
1080p RGB 4:2:2, 720p 4:2:2 : QuickTime, JPEG, AVID AAF, MXF 1080p 4:2:0, 720p 4:2:0 : H.264, .MP4
Video Editing Software Compatibility4
Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, DaVinci Resolve, Edius Pro, Final Cut Pro, Vegas Pro

1. REDCODE values and maximum frame rates may vary based on selected acquisition format, aspect ratio, project time base, Lookaround setting, and SSD. For more information on available REDCODE compression settings for all formats, see the DSMC Media Operation Guide.

2. For more information on available acquisition formats, see the DSMC Operation Guides.

3. Avid DNxHD/HR Codecs recording support added to DSMC2 firmware v6.3 or later.

4. Third-party non-linear editing (NLE) applications may have limited compatibility with R3D files.

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