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Available just for registered RED camera owners—this program offers exclusive pricing on the WEAPON CF BRAIN w/ DRAGON 6K sensor. Click on the respective link below to see the camera-specific store page. For more information, visit our RED Owner Pricing FAQ.


  • IMPORTANTSales tax and shipping fees for your upgrade are TBD. You will only be charged for your upgrade, sales tax, and shipping fees at time of camera shipment.

    Capture motion and stills in 6K 2.4:1 at up to 100 frames per second (fps), or 6K Full Format at 75 fps, with the cutting-edge RED DRAGON® sensor—optimized for WEAPON®. Manufactured with ultra-strong machined carbon fiber—the WEAPON CF delivers a new level of intuitive control and ergonomic design. Our engineers packed the best aspects from RED EPIC® and SCARLET®—along with numerous performance enhancements such as on-board Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHR/HD recording, as well as limited 3D LUT support—into a smaller BRAIN®, completely redesigned for modular performance. WEAPON CF offers the only upgrade path to the 8K RED DRAGON sensor.

    Just one of the major improvements with WEAPON is the integration of the new DSMC2® intelligent OLPF system. Now it is easier than ever to optimize your footage for your shooting environment—by quickly swapping out your optical low pass filter. Choose from either the DSMC2 Standard OLPF option or get all three with the 3-Pack.

    STANDARD: This OLPF offers the perfect balance of light gathering and protective qualities for most shooting environments. It is the ideal OLPF for demanding shooting schedules, and balanced for both light and dark environments—ensuring you’re always ready to capture the perfect shot.

    SKIN TONE-HIGHLIGHT: This OLPF captures and preserves color quality in highlights, bright colors, and well-lit environments. It is the ideal OLPF for skin tones and best with lower ISO values.

    LOW LIGHT OPTIMIZED: This OLPF provides excellent color and tonal reproduction in dim to dark environments. Use this OLPF to capture and preserve color quality in mid-tones, darks, and shadows.

    WEAPON is also offered in two branding varations—standard and stealth—enabling you to choose from two different coin logos to be emblazoned on the front of your WEAPON BRAIN. Boldly display the red and silver WEAPON coin logo on the front of your camera—or go with a subtle yet bold, all black tone-on-tone WEAPON coin logo.

    This product includes the WEAPON CF 6K BRAIN and other primary components. Additional accessories are required to power the camera and/or record to media. See the Included Tab for more information.

    When you purchase any new RED DRAGON camera, you may buy a RED ROCKET-X for a bundle price of $4,495. Simply add a RED ROCKET-X to your cart and the discount will be automatically applied.

    NOTEThe WEAPON BRAIN itself does not have a DC IN power port. A port expander or power module is required to power the camera. To construct a working configuration for any BRAIN, RED recommends an expander, battery, lens mount, display, and media.

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    WEAPON 6K (Carbon Fiber)
    EFFECTIVE PIXELS 6144 × 3160
    SENSOR SIZE 30.7 mm x 15.8 mm (Diagonal: 34.5 mm)
    DYNAMIC RANGE 16.5+ stops
    MAX DATA RATES Up to 300 MB/s using RED MINI-MAG (480GB & 960GB)
    Up to 225 MB/s using RED MINI-MAG (120GB & 240GB)
    MAX FRAME RATES1 75 fps at 6K Full Format (6144 × 3160), 100 fps at 6K 2.4:1 (6144 × 2592)
    96 fps at 5K Full Format (5120 × 2700), 120 fps at 5K 2.4:1 (5120 × 2160)
    120 fps at 4K Full Format (4096 × 2160), 150 fps at 4K 2.4:1 (4096 × 1728)
    150 fps at 3K Full Format (3072 × 1620), 200 fps at 3K 2.4:1 (3072 × 1296)
    240 fps at 2K Full Format (2048 × 1080), 300 fps at 2K 2.4:1 (2048 × 864)
    23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 47.95, 48, 50, 59.94, 60 fps, all resolutions
    RANGE FROM 2:1 UP TO 22:11
    3:1 REDCODE for 6K Full Format (6144 × 3160) at 24 fps
    7:1 REDCODE for 6K Full Format (6144 × 3160) at 60 fps
    2:1 REDCODE for 4K Full Format (4096 × 2160) at 24 fps
    3:1 REDCODE for 4K Full Format (4096 × 2160) at 60 fps
    6K Full Format (6144 × 3160), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 3:2, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x, 1.25x
    5K Full Format (5120 × 2700), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x
    4K Full Format (4096 × 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 × 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 × 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 ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422 and ProRes 422 LT at 4K (4096 × 2160) up to 29.97 fps
    ProRes 4444 XQ and ProRes 4444 at 2K (2048 × 1080) up to 120 fps
    ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422 and ProRes 422 LT at 2K (2048 × 1080) up to 120 fps
    AVID CODECS3 DNxHR HQX at 4K (4096 × 2160) 12-bit up to 29.97 fps
    DNxHR HQ, SQ and LB at 4K (4096 × 2160) 8-bit up to 29.97 fps 
    DNxHR 444 at 2K (2048 × 1080) 12-bit up to 120 fps
    DNxHD 444 and HQX (1920 × 1080) 10-bit up to 120 fps
    DNxHD HQ, SQ and LB (1920 × 1080) 8-bit up to 120 fps 
    CONSTRUCTION Carbon Fiber, Magnesium, and Aluminum Alloy
    WEIGHT 3.3 lbs (BRAIN with Integrated Media Bay)
    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 Supports 33×33×33, 32×32×32, 26×26×26, and 17×17×17 3D LUTs
    Variable number of 3D LUT outputs with DSMC2 expander module
    User programmable shaper 1D LUTs
    Tetrahedral interpolation, 16-bit processing
    AUDIO Integrated dual channel digital stereo microphones, uncompressed, 24-bit 48 kHz
    Optional 2 additional channels with DSMC2 expander module, uncompressed, 24-bit 48 kHz
    REMOTE CONTROL Integrated R.C.P. WiFi antenna
    Ethernet, RS232, and GPI Trigger with DSMC2 expander module
    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, DSMC2 RED Touch 7.0" LCD and DSMC2 RED EVF (OLED) with cable-free connection.
    RED Touch 9.0" LCD, RED Touch 7.0" LCD, RED Touch 5.0" LCD, RED PRO 7" LCD, BOMB EVF (OLED) and BOMB EVF (LCOS) compatible with DSMC2 LEMO Adaptor A and LCD/EVF cable.
    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
    Adobe Premiere Pro, AVID Media Composer,
    DaVinci Resolve, Edius Pro, Final Cut Pro, Vegas Pro

    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.


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