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RED DSMC2 Camera BRAIN with GEMINI 5K S35 Sensor - No Mount

Abel Code: RDC-710-0305
Mfr. Code: 710-0305
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Record in extreme low-light conditions with this dual ISO 800/3200 camera sensor, offering 2 stops sensitivity over the HELIUM sensor. This is RED's tallest sensor option, capturing 5K RED RAW @ 96fps.
Key Highlights
  • Low-light capable sensor
  • Captures 5K RED RAW @ 96fps
  • Sensor Size: 30.72 x 18mm


The RED DSMC2 BRAIN with GEMINI 5K S35 Sensor - No Mount features a low-light capable sensor, with dual ISO 800/3200. The GEMINI provides cleaner imagery with less noise and better shadow detail. The DSMC2 BRAIN is capable of data write speeds of 300 MB/s, and can simultaneously record in REDCODE RAW and Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHR/HD. This camera was used by NASA to record low-light images in space.

Due to its 2 stops sensitivity over the HELIUM sensor, the GEMINI is now even more capable of capturing what you see in low-light scenarios. This sensor falls in size between the MONSTRO and the HELIUM (30.72 x 18mm; 35.61mm diagonal). GEMINI captures 5K RED RAW @ 96fps and includes what RED calls "big pixels". 

RED named the GEMINI after the Gemini Spacecraft which orbited the Earth in the mid-1960s for initial spaceflight leading up to their moon landing with the Apollo missions (the first manned missions to reach escape velocity and also walk on the moon).

With features like cable-free peripherals, integrated media bay, wireless control, and more, DSMC2 is also compatible with a growing arsenal of modules and accessories (from RED and other 3rd Party manufacturers). Add interchangeable OLPFs and lens mounts to achieve ultimate control over your footage.

NOTE: The DSMC2 BRAIN itself does not have a DC IN power port. A port expander or power module (sold separately) is required to power the camera. To build a working configuration for any BRAINRED recommends an expander, battery, lens mount, display, and media. All DSMC2 BRAINs ship with a standard OLPF; an OLPF 2-pack is available (sold seperately) for Skin Tone-Highlight and Low Light shooting environments.

Dual Sensitivity

Switch from Standard Mode with 800 ISO, the default setting, to Low Light Mode with 3200 ISO with a simple selection in the settings.


This camera is suited to anamorphic lenses, due to the sensor being 300 pixels taller, maximizing your vertical resolution. With the GEMINI you will have greater anamorphic lens coverage than your HELIUM or RED DRAGON sensor.

Lens Mounts

Like most RED cameras, this DSMC2 BRAIN does not include a lens mount. You can mount a various lens mounts to RED cameras, the two most popular being the DSMC S35 Titanium PL Mount (725-0022) and DSMC S35 Aluminum Canon (EF) Mount (725-0026).

Interchangable OLPF

Each OLPF ships inside an individual, protective case. This RED DSMC2 GEMINI BRAIN includes a Standard OLPF (optical low-pass filter) suited for most shooting environments, to balance light and offer protection. It offers optimal colorimetry, IR protection, and optical glare reduction. If you are unfamiliar with the process, be sure to read the instructions in the RED Operation Guide before attempting to swap an interchangable OLPF.


RED GEMINI and the other DSMC2 camera BRAINs can pair with a variety of RED and 3rd party accessories (sold separately). RED's LEMO Adapter A will help you use your pre-existing EPIC or SCARLET displays (e.g., RED Touch, RED Pro, and RED PRO Touch) with the newer DSMC2 BRAIN. 

Compact & Reinvented

The body of the DSMC2 BRAIN includes an exhaust vent in place of the ports at the bottom rear of the DSMC cameras. The body of the GEMINI is lighter and more compact than the original EPIC, despite the addition of added functionality inside. You will need to add accessories or modules on the DSMC2 to replace the removal of the timecode and Genlock ports, but this modular camera makes up for that in other way.

Unlike the DSMC, the DSMC2 BRAIN offers near silent fan operation.

Keep a lookout for firmware updates so you'll obtain the latest functionality.


RED DSMC 150W AC Power Adapter

The RED DSMC 150W AC Power Adapter allows the user to power a DSMC or DSMC2 camera directly from a wall outlet or other mains power source. A LEMO 1B 6-pin connector attaches and locks into the DC IN port on the camera BRAIN or module. This power adaptor can also be used to power the camera or charge batteries using the DSMC2 REDVOLT XL Module or REDVOLT XL Module (modules not included). An IEC (AC) power cable is included.


Software Compatibility

GEMINI is compatible with these video editing software options:

  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Avid Media Composer
  • DaVinci Resolve
  • Edius Pro
  • Final Cut Pro

Extended Warranty

Extend the warranty protection on your DSMC2 RED GEMINI 5K S35 BRAIN at purchase by adding RED ARMOR, which extends your coverage from the standard 2-Year Warranty to a 4-Year Warranty. Contact an AbelCine salesperson for details.

NOTE: This RED DSMC2 BRAIN is NOT compatible with 8K VV lens mounts.

What's in the Box

  • RED DSMC AC Power Adapter
  • Front Body Cap
  • Standard OLPF
  • RED DSMC2 BRAIN with GEMINI 5K S35 Sensor


Key Highlights

  • Low-light capable sensor
  • Captures 5K RED RAW @ 96fps
  • Sensor Size: 30.72 x 18mm
  • Integrated wireless control options
  • Compact form factor
  • Dual-channel audio
  • Includes Standard OLPF

Camera Lens System

Interchangeable Mount:


Supports 3D LUTs:
Yes - Variable number of 3D LUT outputs with DSMC2 expander module
LUT Details:
Any 3D LUT applied to an output is saved to the SSD.
Compatible with these 3D LUTs - DaVinci Resolve® 3D Cube LUT (.cube); IRIDAS/Adobe® 3D Cube LUT (.cube); Nucoda CMS 3D LUT (.cms)
User programmable shaper 1D LUTs

Compatibility - Monitor (not recorder)

DSMC2 RED Touch 4.7" LCD - (sold separately)
DSMC2 RED Touch 7.0" LCD - (sold separately)
RED Touch 9.0" LCD - compatible with DSMC2 LEMO Adaptor A and LCD/EVF cable. (sold separately)
RED Touch 7.0" LCD - compatible with DSMC2 LEMO Adaptor A and LCD/EVF cable. (sold separately)
RED Touch 5.0" LCD - compatible with DSMC2 LEMO Adaptor A and LCD/EVF cable. (sold separately)
RED PRO 7" LCD - compatible with DSMC2 LEMO Adaptor A and LCD/EVF cable.

Compatibility - Viewfinder

RED BOMB EVF (LCOS) - compatible with DSMC2 LEMO Adaptor A and LCD/EVF cable. (sold separately)
DSMC2 RED EVF (OLED) - (sold separately)
RED BOMB EVF (OLED) - compatible with DSMC2 LEMO Adaptor A and LCD/EVF cable.


Output Connector/Port:
Ethernet - RS232
Monitor - 3G-SDI (HD-SDI), and HDMI with DSMC2 expander module
Timecode - SMPTE

Inputs & Outputs

Timecode In/Out:
A DSMC2 REDVOLT Expander is required to output timecode from this camera. - Compatible Expander options (sold separately) include: DSMC2 Base Expander, DSMC2 V-Lock I/O Expander, DSMC2 Jetpack Expander, DSMC2 Jetpack-SDI Expander, or DSMC2 REDVOLT Expander.


Recording Resolution:
Recording Max Frame Rate:
Up to 96fps - 8:1 REDCODE at 5K Full Format (5120 x 2700)
Up to 120fps - 6:1 REDCODE at 4K Full Format (4096 x 2160)
Up to 60fps - 6:1 REDCODE at 5K Full Height (5120 x 3000)
Recording Format:
REDCODE RAW - 5K FF 17:9 (5120 × 2700), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, 5:4, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x
Avid DNxHR 444 - at 2K (2048 × 1080) 12-bit up to 120 fps
Avid DNxHD 444 and HQX - (1920 × 1080) 10-bit up to 120 fps
Avid DNxHD HQ - SQ and LB (1920 × 1080) 8-bit up to 120 fps
Avid 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
Apple ProRes 442 HQ - at 4K (4096 × 2160) up to 29.97 fps
Apple ProRes 422 LT - at 4K (4096 × 2160) up to 29.97 fps
Apple ProRes 422 - at 4K (4096 × 2160) up to 29.97 fps
Playback Frame Rate Notes:
Project Timebase - 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 47.95, 48, 50, 59.94, 60 fps, all resolutions

Sensor Specifics

Sensor Size:
Super 35 - 15.4MP
Sensor Type:
CMOS - Dual Sensitivity
800 ISO Standard; 3200 ISO Low-Light
Sensor Dynamic Range:
16.5+ (in both Standard and Low-Light Mode)
Sensor Dimensions:
30.72mm x 18mm - Diagonal: 35.61mm


Recording Formats:
5K - 75 fps at 5K Full Height 1.7:1 (5120 x 3000), 96 fps (5120 x 2700), 120 fps at 5K 2.4:1 (5120 x 2160)
3K - 150 fps at 3K Full Format (3072 x 1620), 200 fps at 3K 2.4:1 (3072 x 1296)
4K - 120 fps (4096 x 2160), 150 fps at 4K 2.4:1 (4096 x 1728)
2K - 240 fps at 2K Full Format (2048 x 1080), 300 fps at 2K 2.4:1 (2048 x 864)
Anamorphic Option:
Yes - Anamorphic settings depend on your camera type. The camera supports anamorphic 1.3x and 2x with each format. The camera also supports anamorphic 1.25x for 6K and 8K.
WiFi Interface:
Yes - WiFi antenna & Integrated RED COMMAND PROTOCOL (R.C.P.) for remote control
Camera Features:
Color Bars
False Color
OLPF - Includes: Standard
USB - While the Expanders provide USB power out, they do NOT support USB communication.
On-Camera Controls
White Balance
Ethernet Interface:
RS232 - and GPI Trigger with DSMC2 expander module
Image Capture Notes:
Camera Settings include - Display, Look, Project, Audio, Recording, Setup, and Maintenance
Camera Autofocus:
Yes - Camera lens mount and optics must support AF
Continuous Shooting:
This is default or "normal" recording mode. - Limit Recording with settings. Continuous Record is unavailable in Stills mode.
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