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Epic and scarlet red

epic and scarlet red


EPIC and Scarlet are both considered the spiritual successors to the original RED One and promise both steps above and below the original camera. Scarlet is designed as a camcorder-sized platform with a 3K resolution and optional modules that could turn it into a pseudo-DSLR. EPIC shoots at 5K or higher, depending on the sensor module, and is intended for traditional pro video shooting with options like stereoscopic 3D capture.


On November 13, 2008 Red officially announced that the DSMC concept of an integrated Digital Still and Motion Camera system was to be the overarching philosophy of Red’s future product lines.

Red opted to design and build interchangeable camera components that are configurable. The modular design allows a camera owner to replace various components as they are upgraded and improved, rather than having to replace the entire camera system. As such it could be configured as either a still or motion camera.

These components come together around a central piece, Brain, which houses a sensor and the necessary electronics to record, encode, decode, and otherwise control imagery recorded to the sensor. As with the other modules, the Brains can be upgraded independently of the rest of the camera, and can also be hot-swapped, so that a single project could use multiple Brains as needed, while otherwise maintaining a preferred configuration of the DSMC.

Scarlet and Epic are the two current lines of DSMC Brains.


Scarlet Brains will record at 100 MB/s using Redcode 100, and contain sensors ranging in size from 23 in (17 mm) to full-frame 35 mm sensors, with resolutions ranging from 3k to 6k. The 23 in and Super 35 versions will contain second-generation Mysterium-X sensors, while the full-frame 35 version is expected to ship with the third-generation Monstro sensor. A self-contained version of the 23 in Scarlet, with an attached lens, is also planned.


Epic Brains will record a data rate of 225 MB/s. The sensor sizes will be Super 35, HYPERLINK “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/135_film”135 film, 645 (HYPERLINK “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medium_format_(film)”medium format), and 617, equivalent to the HYPERLINK “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linhof”Linhof Technorama camera (the 617 will record a data-rate of 500 MB/s). Horizontal resolutions will range from 5k to 28k (the latter is the equivalent of 261 megapixels) and could be printed onto 70 mm HYPERLINK “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMAX”IMAX 15/70 without the need for the IMAX Digital Media Remastering (DMR). On April 15, 2010, a Red Epic camera was demonstrated at an off-site meeting during the 2010 HYPERLINK “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Association_of_Broadcasters”NAB show exhibition (red did not have an official booth at NAB).HYPERLINK “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Digital_Cinema_Camera_Company” \l “cite_note-23″[24]

The Red Epic is announced to come in the following variants:

Name Physical Size Resolution (in pixels) Estimated Price
Epic-X S35 30 mm × 15 mm 5,120 × 2,700(5K) >$10,500 RED1 body
Epic S35 30 mm × 15 mm 5,120 × 2,700 $28,000
Epic FF35 36 mm × 24 mm 6,000 × 4,000 (6k) $33,000
Epic 645 56 mm × 42 mm 9,334 × 7,000 (9k) $43,000
Epic 617 168 mm × 56 mm 28,000 × 9,334 (28k) $53,000