Broadcast Beat Magazine September, 2015 - Page 102


by Matt Harchick

RED Digital Cinema has created it’s most intuitive camera to date with the introduction of the smallest and incredibly lightweight RED BRAIN ever in WEAPON. The improvements and updated features that include but not limited to it’s workflow, cable-free and intuitive peripherals, the awesome mounting points are just a few highlights to this cutting edge performing camera!

The simplicity of the WEAPON allows operators to completely customize their rigs and streamlines the peripheral integration 10fold. The brain of the WEAPON is the 19 megapixal RED DRAGON sensor which can capture 6K motion and stills at up to 100 frames per second. What makes this unique is that the redesign enables automatic black shade calibrations, improved low light sensor performance, and implement a new intelligent OLPF system. WEAPON BRAINs are also equipped to support 1D and 3D LUTs—giving colorists and post-production teams more control than ever before and let’s not forget that the simultaneous recording of Apple ProRes and REDCODE RAW is “money in the bank”.

RED’s commitment to supporting your existing equipment and gear is called the OBSOLESCENCE OBSOLETE® advantage. Thephfx_redDragon_JarredNAB2015Tease06 WEAPON is backwards compatible with your existing power options (such as batteries, chargers and power adaptors), RED MINI-MAGs, DSMC lens mounts, cables, and most mounting and support components. The New LCD/EVF adaptors enable you to attach existing RED Touch and other monitoring solutions to the WEAPON BRAIN. The WEAPON Upgrade packages include replacements for critical modules and components, while Carbon Fiber WEAPONs support new upgrade paths as the technology advances. Looks like RED has you covered when you hit the “movie making battlefield”.

Visit RED at IBC2015 Hall 11, Stand A77 and Hall 11, Stand C70. To learn more, visit

Be sure to visit the Future Zone, which contains cutting edge projects and prototypes from the world's leading R&D Labs and Universities. It is a must see!


IBC Issue September 2015