Red Digital Cinema is shipping its new Red Epic-W and Weapon cameras. Both feature the compact and design of the DSMC form factor, as well as the new Helium 8K S35 sensor, Red’s latest sensor technology, which allows for higher resolution in an S35 frame, while maintaining the dynamic range found in the Red Dragon sensor.
Epic-W captures 8K, full frame motion at up to 30 fps, produces 35.4 megapixel stills, and offers Super 35 lens coverage. Additionally, Epic-W is capable of fast data speeds of up to 275 MB/s. The Weapon 8K S35 is the latest option in the Weapon line of cameras, featuring data speeds of up to 300 MB/s, the ability to capture 8K full frame motion at up to 6 fps, and a sensor upgrade path to the Red Dragon 8K VV.
“From the very beginning, we’ve strived not only to develop the best imaging technology on the planet, but also make it available to as many shooters as possible,” said Jarred Land, president of Red Digital Cinema. “The Weapon remains our premier camera, and now comes with the option to either go with the 8K Helium sensor or 6K Dragon sensor. Since we began shipping the Epic in 2010, it has been a workhorse camera of the industry. Our latest camera, the Epic-W, continues that legacy and features our current-gen DSMC2 form factor as well as the 8K Helium sensor.”