RED Epic-W Helium DSMC-2

EPIC-W carries on the legacy of the original EPIC, which became the industry workhorse upon its release in 2010. Powered by the HELIUM 8K® S35 sensor, recipient of the highest DxOMark score ever, RED EPIC-W® is capable of shooting 8K Full Format at up to 30 frames per second (fps). At full 8K resolution EPIC-W captures 35.4 Megapixels images—delivering more detail and creative possibilities in every frame. With HELIUM sensor advancements, RED EPIC-W boasts improved low-light sensitivity and impressive dynamic range. Leveraging lightning fast data rates up to 275 MB/s, EPIC-W can record REDCODE® RAW, as well as proxy 4K Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHR—simultaneously. Joining the DSMC2® lineup, EPIC-W benefits from the advanced modularity of the RED ecosystem and offers cable-free peripherals, an integrated mounting plate, wireless control, and compatibility with a growing supply of modules and accessories. Also featuring interchangeable OLPFs and lens mounts, RED EPIC-W provides an all new perspective with full sensor coverage and support for your arsenal of S35 glass.

Noteworthy Attributes:

  • DMSC-2
  • 8K Helium Sensor - Super 35
  • 240fps @ 2K
  • OLPF - Standard, Low-light, skintone/highlight
  • Interchangable mounts - TI PL, TI PL Motion, EF, EF Motion, Nikon

Rental Rates

: $800 + HST
: $1600 + HST
: $2400 + HST
: $800 + HST

Package Contents

  • RED Epic-W Helium 8K Sensor
  • 7" RED PRO Touch Monitor
  • Sidekick
  • OLPF (Standard, Low-Light or Skintone/Highlight)
  • PL, EF or Nikon Mount
  • Arri Standard Cheese Plates
  • Core V-Lock Battery Kit (4x Batts, 1x Quad Charger)
  • Red Data Kit (2x 512gb MiniMag, 1x MiniMag Reader)


Sensor Type
HELIUM 35.4 Megapixel CMOS
Effective Pixels
8192 × 4320
Sensor Size
29.90 mm x 15.77 mm (Diagonal: 33.80 mm)
Dynamic Range
16.5+ stops
Max Data Rates
Up to 275 MB/s using RED MINI-MAG (480GB & 960GB)
Up to 225 MB/s using RED MINI-MAG (120GB & 240GB)
Max Frame Rates130 fps at 8K Full Format (8192 × 4320), 30 fps at 8K 2.4:1 (8192 × 3456)
30 fps at 7K Full Format (7168 × 3780), 40 fps at 7K 2.4:1 (7168 × 3024)
75 fps at 6K Full Format (6144 × 3240), 100 fps at 6K 2.4:1 (6144 × 2592)
96 fps at 5K Full Format (5120 × 2700), 120 fps at 5K 2.4:1 (5120 × 2160)
120 fps at 4K Full Format (4096 × 2160), 150 fps at 4K 2.4:1 (4096 × 1728)
150 fps at 3K Full Format (3072 × 1620), 200 fps at 3K 2.4:1 (3072 × 1296)
240 fps at 2K Full Format (2048 × 1080), 300 fps at 2K 2.4:1 (2048 × 864)
Playback Frame Rates
(Project Timebase)
23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 47.95, 48, 50, 59.94, 60 fps, all resolutions
Redcode Settings
Range from 2:1 up to 22:11
6:1 REDCODE for 8K Full Format (8192 × 4320) at 24 fps
7:1 REDCODE for 8K Full Format (8192 × 4320) at 30 fps
2:1 REDCODE for 4K Full Format (4096 × 2160) at 24 fps
4:1 REDCODE for 4K Full Format (4096 × 2160) at 60 fps
Redcode RAW
Acquisition Formats2
8K Full Format (8192 × 4320), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 14:9, 8:9, 3:2, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x, 1.25x
7K Full Format (7168 × 3780), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 8:9, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x
6K Full Format (6144 × 3240), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 8:9, 3:2, 4:3, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x, 1.25x
5K Full Format (5120 × 2700), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 8:9, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x
4K Full Format (4096 × 2160), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 8:9, 3:2, 4:3, 5:4, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, 1:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x
3K Full Format (3072 × 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 × 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 ProResProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422 and ProRes 422 LT at 4K (4096 × 2160) up to 29.97 fps
ProRes 4444 XQ and ProRes 4444 at 2K (2048 × 1080) up to 120 fps
ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422 and ProRes 422 LT at 2K (2048 × 1080) up to 120 fps
Avid Codecs3DNxHR HQX at 4K (4096 × 2160) 12-bit up to 29.97 fps
DNxHR HQ, SQ and LB at 4K (4096 × 2160) 8-bit up to 29.97 fps
DNxHR 444 at 2K (2048 × 1080) 12-bit up to 120 fps
DNxHD 444 and HQX (1920 × 1080) 10-bit up to 120 fps
DNxHD HQ, SQ and LB (1920 × 1080) 8-bit up to 120 fps
ConstructionMagnesium and Aluminum Alloy
Weight3.35 lbs (BRAIN with Integrated Media Bay)
Operating Temperature
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature
–20°C to 50°C (–4°F to 122°F)
Relative Humidity
0% to 85% non-condensing
Color Management
Supports 33×33×33, 32×32×32, 26×26×26, and 17×17×17 3D LUTs
Variable number of 3D LUT outputs with DSMC2 expander module
User programmable shaper 1D LUTs
Tetrahedral interpolation, 16-bit processing
AudioIntegrated dual channel digital stereo microphones, uncompressed, 24-bit 48 kHz
Optional 2 additional channels with DSMC2 expander module, uncompressed, 24-bit 48 kHz
Remote Control
Integrated R.C.P. WiFi antenna
Ethernet, RS232, and GPI Trigger with DSMC2 expander module
Monitor Outputs
3G-SDI (HD-SDI) and HDMI with DSMC2 expander module
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 48 kHz Audio
Monitor Options
DSMC2 RED Touch 4.7" LCD, DSMC2 RED Touch 7.0" LCD and DSMC2 RED EVF (OLED) with cable-free connection.
RED Touch 9.0" LCD, RED Touch 7.0" LCD, REDTouch 5.0" LCD, RED PRO 7" LCD, BOMB EVF(OLED) and BOMB EVF (LCOS) compatible with DSMC2 LEMO Adaptor A and LCD/EVF cable.
RedCine-X Pro
Delivery Form
4K: 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 Compatibility4Adobe Premiere Pro, AVID Media Composer,
DaVinci Resolve, Edius Pro, Final Cut Pro, Vegas Pro

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