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RED DSMC2 Base Expander

Abel Code: RDC-720-0033
Mfr. Code: 720-0033
Estimated to Ship – 3-4 weeks
This low-profile DSMC2 Base Expander offers a variety of connectors. It is ideal for run-and-gun or independent shooters.
Key Highlights
  • Add more I/O connections
  • Sync ports for Timecode & Genlock
  • Provide rear mount point for power


The RED DSMC2™ Base Expander is an ideal connector module for Input/Output (I/O) needs. Manufactured from lightweight and durable magnesium, this low-profile module mounts directly to your DSMC2 BRAIN® and offers interface connections, as well as a 3.5mm microphone input and a 3.5mm line-level headphone out.


  • Power (DC IN)
  • HDMI
  • 3G-SDI (HD-SDI)
  • CTRL
  • SYNC ports (for Timecode and Genlock)

The DSMC2 Base Expander also offers rear-mounting support for the camera system-compatible battery and power modules, such as the DSMC2 REDVOLT XL Module (sold separately). Be sure to check the camera compatibility in the specifications tab.

The SYNC connector includes a SYNC Trigger Button Circuit. The 4-pin 00B LEMO SYNC connector accepts timecode, genlock, and General Purpose Input (GPI) signals. 

4-Pin Connector:

  1. Ground - common ground
  2. SS/GPI - Shutter sync/general purpose input trigger
  3. TIMECODE - SMPTE unbalanced timecode input
  4. Genlock - Tri-level sync input

NOTE: Only (1) expander module can be used at a time on a camera.




Key Highlights

  • Add more I/O connections
  • Sync ports for Timecode & Genlock
  • Provide rear mount point for power
  • Expand audio capabilities
  • Compatible with RED DSMC2 cameras

Compatibility - Camera

RED WEAPON - 6K & 8K S35


Output Connector/Port:
1/8" (3.5mm) Mini
LEMO 4-pin - CTRL (Tally OUT / RS-232 Rx and Tx)
Input Connector/Port:
Genlock - SYNC (4-Pin 00B LEMO socket) shared with Timecode
Timecode - SYNC (4-Pin 00B LEMO socket) shared with Genlock
LEMO 6-pin - DC
3.5mm stereo mini jack


Power Input:
LEMO 6-pin
13-pin Pogo - Power delivery via DSMC2 Rear pogo connector


Video Output Types:
3G-SDI - (75 Ω BNC), 60 Hz max frame rate
HDMI - 1.2 output (Type A socket), 60 Hz max frame rate
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