New camera is the fourth in Red’s DSMC2 line-up


Red Digital Cinema has launched a new model in its DSMC2 line up, the Dragon-X 5K S35 camera.

The DSMC2 Dragon-X camera uses the Dragon sensor technology found in many of Red’s legacy cameras with an evolved sensor board to enable Red’s enhanced image processing pipeline (IPP2) in camera.

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.

As with the rest of Red’s DSMC2 line-up, Dragon-X offers 300 MB/s data transfer speeds and simultaneous recording of Redcode Raw and Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD/HR.

The launch means that Red now offers four options for its DSMC2 body: the 8K Monstro (Full Frame), the 8K Helium (Super 35mm), the 5K Gemini (Super 35mm) – and the new Dragon-X 5K S35.

The camera is priced at £12,100. For £16,150 it’s also available with fully configured kit, including a 480GB Red Mini-Mag, DSMC2 Touch LCD 4.7” Monitor, and Canon lens mount among other things.

Meanwhile, Red has also announced the new DSMC2 Production Module. Designed for professional shooting configurations, this accessory mounts directly to the DSMC2 camera body and incorporates a V-Lock mount with integrated battery mount and P-Tap for 12V accessories. The module delivers video, XLR audio, power, and communication connections, including support for 3-pin 24V accessories.