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RED Announces New SCARLET-W Camera


RED has just announced their newest digital cinema camera body, the SCARLET-W, which represents the next step up in the RED family. The SCARLET-W also features RECODE RAW and ProRes file formats but is a bit more feature rich than the RAVEN with interchangeable lens mounts and greater resolution. At at a lower price point than the WEAPON, it ideal for those who only need 5K resolution.

The SCARLET-W uses RED's DSMC2 platform and features interchangable OLPFs (utilizing RED's intelligent OLPF system). Also present is the ability to load and output 3D LUTs. A monochrome version is also available. See the table below for a list of resolutions and frame rates.

Recording Frame Rates

5K Full Frame (5120 x 2700) up to 48 fps
4K (4096 x 2160) up to 120 fps
3K (3072 x 1620) up to 160 fps
2K (2048 x 1048) up to 240 fps

REDCODE Compression 4:1 maximum available REDCODE for 5K (5120 x 2700) at 24 fps
8:1 maximum available REDCODE for 5K (5120 x 2700) at 48 fps
3:1 maximum available REDCODE for 4K (4096 x 2160) at 24 fps
7:1 maximum available REDCODE for 4K (4096 x 2160) at 60 fps
Apple ProRes Apple ProRes 422HQ up to 2K (2048 x 1080) and up to 60 fps
Apple ProRes 422 up to 2K (2048 x 1080) and up to 60 fps
Apple ProRes 422LT up to 2K (2048 x 1080) and up to 60 fps
Price Brain Only -- $9,550
Monochrome Brain Only -- $9,550
Base I/O V-Lock Package -- $14,500
Base I/O V-Lock Package for Current Scarlet Dragon Owners -- $12,000


Current SCARLET DRAGON owners will receive a $2,500 discount and get to keep their existing camera. The Base I/O V-Lock Package includes the SCARLET-W BRAIN with integrated media bay, an aluminum Canon EF lens mount, one of the three available DSMC2 OLPFs (either Low Light Optimized, Standard or Skin Tone-Highlight), DSMC2 Base I/O V-Lock Expander (with audio I/O, HDMI and SDI outputs, sync, CTRL, power and USB), DSMC AC Power adapter, one 120GB RED MINI-MAG, DSMC2 RED Touch 4.7" LCD and DSMC2 Universal Handle.

We are currently taking deposits for all packages. The SCARLET-W brain is expected to arrive in February 2016, and the SCARLET-W Base I/O V-Lock package will be available in March 2016. Customers who have already put a deposit on the RAVEN may upgrade to the SCARLET-W with no additional deposit required.

Geoff Smith
Camera Technology Specialist, AbelCine NY

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