Red Digital Cinema has revealed further details about its planned new digital stills and motion cameras (DSMC) but has stopped short of providing actual shipping dates.
The much-anticipated announcement revealed that the high-end Epic-X will be the first camera to be released. It will be made available in four stages – depending on whether a customer is upgrading or buying from scratch - and will sell for around $28,000.
Epic-X will feature a new Mysterium-X sensor that is capable of capturing 5k resolution images at up to 100 frames per second (fps).
Scaled down 1080p at between 1 and 60 fps will also be possible along with time-lapse recording and wireless remote control.
A beta version will be made available before the end of 2009.
However, details about Scarlet, a new ‘budget’ 2/3-inch sensor camera, were limited to suggested improved specs.
Founder Jim Jannard (CK) said: “The good news is that the Epic/Scarlet project is better than ever expected and the images coming out of the new Mysterium-X sensor have exceeded expectations.”
EPIC-X selected features
New MYSTERIUM-X 5K sensor
- 5K (2:1) at 1-100fps
- 4K (2:1) at 1-125fps
- Quad HD at 1-120fps
- 3K (2:1) at 1-160fps
- 2K (2:1) at 1-250fps
1080P (scaled from full frame) at 1-60fps
Increased Dynamic Range, reduced noise
Time Lapse, Frame Ramping
New FLUT Color Science
Completely Modular System, each Module individually upgradeable
Independent Stills and Motion Modes (both record full resolution REDCODE RAW)
5 Axis Adjustable Sensor Plate
Gigagbit Network interface and 802.11 Wireless interface