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Red Digital Cinema Ships DSMC2 Dragon-X Camera

IRVINE, CA—Red Digital Cinema announced Nov. 29 availability of the DSMC2 Dragon-X 5K S35 camera and the early 2019 availability of the DSMC2 Production Module and DSMC2 Production Kit.

The DSMC2 Dragon-X relies on the same Dragon sensor used in many legacy Red cameras with a sensor board used to enhance image processing pipeline (IPP2) in camera. The DSMC2 Dragon-X offers 16.5 stops of dynamic range, 5K resolution up to 96fps in full format and 120fps at 5K 2.4:1. The camera supports 300MB/s data transfer speed and simultaneous recording of Redcode RAW and Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD/HR.

The fully configured kit, which is priced at $19,500, includes: 

  • 480GB Red Mini-Mag
  • Canon lens mount
  • Red DSMC2 Touch LCD 4.7-inch monitor
  • Red DSMC2 Outrigger Handle
  • Red V-Lock I/O expander
  • Two IDX Duo-C98 batteries with VL-2X charger
  • G-Technology ev Series Red Mini-Mag reader
  • Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM art lens, and
  •  Nanuk heavy-duty camera case. 

By itself the DSMC2 Dragon-X is priced at $14,950.

Both the camera and kit are available on the company’s website or from Red authorized dealers.

The DSMC2 Production Module, priced at $4,750, includes the DSMC2 Production Module, production handle and production top plate. The DSMC Production Kit is priced at $6,500.

Phil Kurz is a contributing editor to TV Tech. He has written about TV and video technology for more than 30 years and served as editor of three leading industry magazines. He earned a Bachelor of Journalism and a Master’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism.