New Camera Shoots 2K ProRes Simultaneously with Redcode Raw,
Red announced the Scarlet-W 5K (5120×2700) camera, its second sub-$10,000 camera offering.
Priced at $9,550 for the camera brain only (basic packages with a V-Lock expander, top handle and LCD start at $14,500) the Scarlet-W fits into Red's new DSMC2 line-up in between the 6K Weapon ($49,500) and the 4.5K Raven ($5,950). While the Red Raven is designed for mounting on drones and gimbals, the Scarlet-W looks to be a more general-purpose camera. (It's just a little bit heavier than Raven, Red reps say, owing to the interchangeable lens mount.) A Scarlet-W Monochrome is also offered for the same price.
Built around the Super-35 Red Dragon sensor, the Scarlet-W records at up to 140 MB/sec to Red Mini-Mag media, allowing 5K 24fps capture at a 4:1 compression ratio. Frame rates max out at 48fps for full-frame 5K and 60fps for 5K 2.40:1 (5120×2160), but reach the triple digits at lower resolutions. Simultaneous Apple ProRes acquisition (including 422 HQ and 422 LT) is supported at up to 2K, but higher resolutions are only available in Redcode Raw. The camera also supports 3D LUTs.
Here are the key recording options from Red's official tech specs.
|MAX FRAME RATES||
48 fps at 5K Full Frame (5120×2700) and 8:1 REDCODE
60 fps at 5K 2.4:1 (5120×2160) and 8:1 REDCODE
120 fps at 4K Full Frame (4096×2160) and 13:1 REDCODE
150 fps at 4K 2.4:1 (4096×1728) and 13:1 REDCODE
160 fps at 3K Full Frame (3072×1620) and 10:1 REDCODE
200 fps at 3K 2.4:1 (3072×1296) and 10:1 REDCODE
240 fps at 2K Full Frame (2048×1080) and 7:1 REDCODE
300 fps at 2K 2.4:1 (2048×864) and 7:1 REDCODE
PLAYBACK FRAME RATES
|23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 47.96, 48, 50, 59.94 fps, all resolutions|
SETTINGS RANGE FROM 2:1 UP TO 22:1
4:1 REDCODE for 5K (5120×2700) at 24 fps
8:1 REDCODE for 5K (5120×2700) at 48 fps
3:1 REDCODE for 4K (4096×2160) at 24 fps
7:1 REDCODE for 4K (4096×2160) at 60 fps
5K Full Frame (5120×2700), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x
4.5K Full Frame (4608×2412), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 3:2, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x
4K Full Frame (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 Frame (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 Frame (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 422 HQ up to 2K (2048×1080) and up to 60 fps
Apple ProRes 422 up to 2K (2048×1080) and up to 60 fps
Apple ProRes 422 LT up to 2K (2048×1080) and up to 60 fps
The Scarlet-W is compatible with Red's line-up of DMSC2 accessories, making it especially attractive to owners who are already invested in the Red ecosystem.
Red is not offering a trade-in program for Scarlet-W, though it looks a lot like a worthy successor to the Scarlet Dragon, which has a higher top resolution (6K) but similar specs otherwise and is priced at $16,700. However, Scarlet Dragon owners are eligible for a $2,500 discount on the price of a Scarlet-W package. What's more, anyone who placed a pre-order for the Raven can choose to transfer their deposit to the Scarlet-W and keep their place in the queue.
The Scarlet-W brain is expected to ship in February with packages to follow in March.
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