New 5K+ Res Video/Still Camera Blows Away All

Details just released on the specs performance dates and costs of Red’s new video still camera device poised to blow away both still and film worlds.  Of course I have been waiting for this for the operating room to couple to my scopes….

Red is the company who I collaborated with for my recent ultra HD operating room visualization project.   They are the leaders in Hollywood in ultra HD “4k” digital cinemal cameras.  As a result of our collaboration and their support of my work in the operating room of the future I have been following their development schdule for the next generation of Hollywood camera innovation.

What’s so significant— it will be an ultraHD resolution motion camera ( more than just “video” more like digital cinema) at 5K (5X HD) with massive frame rates for super smooth slo-mo and a digital still camera all in one with a completely modular design at a fraction of the price of any video even close to its specs.

Official Specs:

RED DSMC (Digital Stills and Motion Camera)- 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—ISO 200-8000

More specs

Completely Modular System, each Module individually upgradeable
Independent Stills and Motion Modes (both record full resolution REDCODE RAW)
5 Axis Adjustable Sensor Plate
Multiple Recording Media Options (Compact Flash, 1.8” SSD, RED Drives, RED RAM)
Wireless REDMOTE control
Touchscreen LCD control option
Bomb-EVF, RED-EVF and RED-LCD compatible
Multiple User Control Buttons
Interchangeable Lens mounts including focus and iris control of electronic RED, Canon and Nikon lenses (along with Zoom data)
“Touch Focus Tracking” with electronic lens mounts and RED Touchscreen LCDs
LDS and /i Data enabled PL Mount
Rollover Battery Power
Independent LUTs on Monitor Outputs
Independent Frame Guides and Menu overlays on Monitor Outputs
Monitor Ports support both LCD and EVF
True Shutter Sync In/Out and Strobe Sync Out
720P, 1080P and 2K monitoring support
Gigagbit Network interface and 802.11 Wireless interface
3 Axis internal motion sensor, built in GPS receiver
Enhanced Metadata
Full size connectors on Pro I/O Module. AES Digital Audio input, single and dual link HD-SDI
Support for RED, most Arri 19mm, Studio 15mm, 15mm Lite, Panavision and NATO accessories

Dimensions- Approx. 4”x4”x5.5”
Weight (Brain only)- Approx. 6 lbs (2.72kg)

Handheld Specs Increased to Compete With Nikon and Canon

Scarlet 2/3″ Program. Given the recent new VDSLR releases, we have decided to up the capability of the Scarlet 2/3″ Fixed 8x and interchangeable models. Several new features are being added that will NOT impact the release schedule (anymore than it would have been otherwise) but it will mildly impact the pricing. We should have all the details ready by the end of this month.

Some of the new Scarlet 2/3″ capabilities include:
1. Increased REDCODE data rates
2. New FLUT Color, Gamma and Sensitivity Science. Now same as EPIC.
3. More extensive modular system integration.
4. Interchangeable Lens mounts including focus and iris control of electronic RED, Canon and Nikon lenses, along with Zoom data (Scarlet 2/3″ Interchangeable)
5. “Touch Focus Tracking” with electronic lens mounts and RED touchscreen LCD’s (Scarlet 2/3″ Interchangeable and 8x Fixed)
5. Two independent microphone level channels, balanced input circuits, 48V Phantom Power, digitized at 24-bit 48KHz.
6. GigaBit Ethernet port
7. Scaled 1080P at 60fps

Sensors Going to 28X HD!  (28,000 X 9885 res in video!!!)

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