With the 6K RED DRAGON® sensor, you can capture over 9x more pixels than HD. Unrivaled detail and impressive native exposure eclipse 35mm film in both latitude and image density. Industry leading specs distinguish the EPIC DRAGON as a model for image innovation, helming the evolution of digital cinema technology.
Resolution is more than just attention to detail. From large objects to granule textures, 6K images cultivate the nuance of every image, leaving nothing behind. Improvements to micro-contrast and MTF produce a cleaner image, drastically reducing moiré and aliasing artifacts. When outputting 6K files to 4K or HD, your image will appear more refined and detailed compared to those captured at lower resolutions. The choice is simple; Bigger is better.
THIS STILL WAS PULLED FROM 6K EPIC DRAGON MOTION FOOTAGE
6K resolution translates to over 19 MP, packing the same detail you expect from your DSLR into a cinema camera. When you can capture motion and stills in 6K 2.4:1 at up to 100 frames per second (fps), or 6K Full Format at 75 fps, you get up to 100 chances per second to capture the perfect picture. Every still is raw and Adobe Photoshop compatible, which means your workflow doesn’t need to change—even if technology does. The RED DRAGON sensor blurs the line between motion and still cameras, giving you the best of both worlds.
Just because your specs changed, doesn’t mean your gear has to. All existing accessories, rail components, and modules designed for EPIC-X or M are compatible regardless of what sensor is installed. Instead of making your accessories obsolete, RED proudly takes great care in making sure your equipment lasts as long as possible. Change has never been so easy.
A new sensor means a new look, and REDCINE-X PRO gives you all tools you need to dial in your image the way you want it. With its latitude at 6K resolution, you can play with color, curves, and composition with less limitations than ever before. Now with the introduction of the RED ROCKET-X card, your RED workflow just got 5x faster than ever before. REDCINE-X PRO harnesses the power you need to tame your 6K EPIC DRAGON footage and is available for free only on RED.com.
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Your image is only as good as the color science behind it. The new RED DRAGON® sensor features our most advanced color science yet, taking advantage of vastly improved dynamic range and low-light capabilities. Skin tones are softer, primary colors are more vibrant, and subtle color variations are discernibly remarkable. EPIC DRAGON cameras capture images that are true to life, with colors that can only be described as "brilliant".
Leica-M, Canon, Nikon, and PL lenses are all compatible with EPIC DRAGON cameras. All mounts are easy to swap out and are engineered to fit precisely, without ever having to adjust back focus. A redesigned sensor window allows for the use of wider Leica-M and Angenieux lenses, while also providing a larger field of view when shooting. Every lens is a new perspective and the EPIC DRAGON lets you pick the one that works for you.
The RED DRAGON offers dynamic range that was once thought impossible for a digital sensor. Such wide latitude provides cinematographers and photographers alike with the ability to take on challenging lighting conditions, without the need for excessive filtration. Improved low-light capabilities let you shoot at ISO 2000 and still produce a clean image fit for theatres or publication. Dilated exposure and improved sensitivity makes it easier to take on the unpredictable and capture the unbelievable.
Compact form factor, 6K resolution, and wide dynamic range makes the EPIC DRAGON a perfect solution for 3D capture. Ample resolution provides VFX artists with a more malleable image that is easier to manipulate and compose for 3D work. As with the EPIC MYSTERIUM-X, the EPIC DRAGON is widely compatible with 3ality Digital 3D rigs, including the EPIC-inspired ATOM 3D rig. When you’re done shooting, you can bring your stereo 3D footage into REDCINE-X PRO for viewing, color correcting, HIT/VIT adjustments, and exporting. When it comes to 3D blockbusters, there’s only one choice if you’re thinking big picture.
The EPIC DRAGON clocks up to 100 fps at full 6K resolution, merging the worlds of hi-speed with hi-resolution. For even faster speeds, simply drop your resolution and take advantage of maximum speeds of up to 150 fps. With blazing fast hi-speed capabilities, there’s nothing that gets past your EPIC DRAGON.
RED MINI-MAG® media is a solid state media solution for your EPIC DRAGON camera. Storage capacities of 120GB, 240GB, 480GB, and 960GB allow you to choose the media that fits your storage and budgetary requirements for any production. For the fastest data rates and lowest compression, the 480GB and 960GB MINI-MAGs serves as the ideal candidate for optimal image acquisition. Reliable, simple and tough—with RED MINI-MAGs, your media is covered.
|SENSOR TYPE||RED DRAGON 19.4 Megapixel CMOS|
|EFFECTIVE PIXELS||6144 x 3160|
|SENSOR SIZE||30.7 mm x 15.8 mm (Diagonal: 34.5 mm)|
|DYNAMIC RANGE||16.5+ stops|
|MAX DATA RATES||Up to 200 MB/s using RED MINI-MAG (480GB & 960GB) |
Up to 170 MB/s using RED MINI-MAG (120GB & 240GB) or REDMAG 1.8"
|MAX FRAME RATES 1||75 fps at 6K Full Format (6144 x 3160), 100 fps at 6K 2.4:1 (6144 x 2592) |
96 fps at 5K Full Format (5120 x 2700), 120 fps at 5K 2.4:1 (5120 x 2160)
120 fps at 4K Full Format (4096 x 2160), 150 fps at 4K 2.4:1 (4096 x 1728)
150 fps at 3K Full Format (3072 x 1620), 200 fps at 3K 2.4:1 (3072 x 1296)
240 fps at 2K Full Format (2048 x 1080), 300 fps at 2K 2.4:1 (2048 x 864)
|PLAYBACK FRAME RATES |
|23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 47.95, 48, 50, 59.94, 60 fps, all resolutions|
|REDCODE SETTINGS |
RANGE FROM 2:1 UP TO 22:1 1
|4:1 REDCODE for 6K Full Format (6144 x 3160) at 24 fps |
10:1 REDCODE for 6K Full Format (6144 x 3160) at 60 fps
2:1 REDCODE for 4K Full Format (4096 x 2160) at 24 fps
5:1 REDCODE for 4K Full Format (4096 x 2160) at 60 fps
|REDCODE RAW |
ACQUISITION FORMATS 2
|6K Full Format (6144 x 3160), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 3:2, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x |
5K Full Format (5120 x 2700), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x
4K Full Format (4096 x 2160), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, 5:4, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x
3K Full Format (3072 x 1620), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, 5:4, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x
2K Full Format (2048 x 1080), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, 5:4, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x
|APPLE PRORES||DSMC2 cameras only|
|AVID CODECS 3||DSMC2 cameras only|
|WEIGHT||5 lbs (BRAIN Only)|
|OPERATING TEMPERATURE||0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)|
|STORAGE TEMPERATURE||–20°C to 50°C (–4°F to 122°F)|
|RELATIVE HUMIDITY||0% to 85% non-condensing|
|COLOR MANAGEMENT||3D LUT capabilities with REDCAST Module|
|AUDIO||2 channel, uncompressed, 24-bit 48 kHz |
Optional 4 channel, and AES/EBU digital audio
|REMOTE CONTROL||Ethernet, RS232 and GPI Trigger |
Wireless control with optional REDMOTE and RED COMMAND PROTOCOL (R.C.P.) Bridge modules
|MONITOR OUTPUTS||3G-SDI (HD-SDI) and HDMI with DSMC2 expander module |
1080p RGB or 4:2:2, 720p RGB or 4:2:2
480p RGB or 4:2:2 (HDMI Only)
SMPTE Timecode, HANC Metadata, 24-bit 48 kHz Audio
|MONITOR OPTIONS||DSMC2 RED Touch 4.7" LCD and DSMC2 RED Touch 7.0" LCD compatible with DSMC2 LEMO Adaptor B and LCD/EVF cable. |
RED Touch 9.0" LCD, RED Touch 7.0" LCD, RED Touch 5.0" LCD, RED PRO 7" LCD, DSMC2 RED EVF (OLED), BOMB EVF (OLED) and BOMB EVF (LCOS) with LCD/EVF cable.
|REDCINE-X PRO |
|4K: DPX, TIFF, OpenEXR (.RED via RRencode plugin) |
2K: DPX, TIFF, OpenEXR (.RED via RRencode plugin)
1080p RGB 4:2:2, 720p 4:2:2 : QuickTime, JPEG, AVID AAF, MXF
1080p 4:2:0, 720p 4:2:0 : H.264, .MP4
|VIDEO EDITING SOFTWARE |
|Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer |
DaVinci Resolve, Edius Pro, Final Cut Pro, Vegas Pro
Tech specs reflect both current and projected information. Everything is subject to change.
1. REDCODE values and max frame rates may vary based on selected acquisition format, aspect ratio, project time base, Lookaround setting, and SSD. For more information on available REDCODE compression settings for all formats, see the DSMC Media Operation Guide.
2. For more information on available acquisition formats, see the DSMC Operation Guides.
3. Avid DNxHD/HR Codecs recording support added to DSMC2 firmware v6.3 or later.
4. Third-party non-linear editing (NLE) applications may have limited compatibility with R3D files.