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RED EPIC-W with Helium 8K S35 with 3-Pack OLPF

Abel Code: RDC-790-0572-3PK
Mfr. Code: 790-0572-3PK RDC-790-0572-3PK
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This RED EPIC-W with Helium 8K S35 camera includes a 3-pack of filters: DSMC2 Standard OLPF, DSMC2 Low Light Optimized OLPF, and DSMC2 Skin Tone-Highlight OLPF.
Key Highlights
  • OLPF: Standard, Low Light & Skin Tone
  • Interchangeable OLPFs & lens mounts
  • Low-light sensitivity & 16.5+ stops
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Powered by the HELIUM™ 8K S35 sensor, RED EPIC-W (based upon the original EPIC which debuted in 2010), captures 8K Full Format at up to 30fps and is compatible with Cine lenses. This camera comes with a 3-pack of filters:

  • DSMC2 Standard OLPF
  • DSMC2 Low Light Optimized OLPF
  • DSMC2 Skin Tone-Highlight OLPF

The RED EPIC-W HELIUM records 8K REDCODE RAW as well as proxy 4K Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHR simultaneously all with improved low-light sensitivity and high dynamic range. You can also use this versatile camera to capture still photos. 

This camera BRAIN is part of the DSMC2 lineup (DSMC is RED's acronym for Digital Stills and Motion Camera).

The EPIC-W offers cable-free peripherals, an integrated mounting plate, yet still delivers modular options, and wireless control options due to its integrated REDLINK WIFI antenna. Audiophiles can rejoice due to integrated dual-channel audio. Many third-party accessory products exist to pair with this camera.

HELIUM™ 8K & Dynamic Range

Boasting 16.5+ stops of dynamic range, the HELIUM™ 8K Super 35mm Sensor produces pixels twice as dense as the sensors in DSMC BRAINs (3.65 microns per pixel). While that will increase your processing time and add to your post production file storage, it also delivers a quality, sharp image with less noise. 

DSMC2 cameras incorporate Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD/DNxHR and also offer improvements in image processing. Here are some tech specs for your review. You can find more under the Specifications tab.

  • REDCODE RAW up to 8K Full Frame (8192 x 4320) and 30 fps
  • REDCODE RAW up to 8K 2.4:1 (8192 x 3456) and 30 fps
  • Apple ProPres 422 HQ up to 4K (4096 x 2160) and 29.97 fps
  • Avid DNxHR HQX up to 4K (4096 x 2160) 12-bit and 29.97 fps


The HELIUM™ supports ISO up to 3200 and produces natural skin tones even in low-light conditions. The EPIC-W captures RAW images in 16-bit color. Some bloggers state that a slight overexposure yields good results when graded due partly to the higher resolution. With in-camera LUTs and color tools you can make modifications prior to sending your footage to post, too.

When configuring a monitor with your RED EPIC-W, you have the choice to either apply a graded gamma space to the monitor output (Graded mode) or not (Neutral mode). 

Choose to set your color temperature using the presets in the camera:

  • Incandescent: 2800 K
  • Tungsten: 3200 K
  • Fluorescent: 4500 K
  • Flash: 5500 K
  • Daylight: 5600 K (default setting)
  • Cloudy: 7500 K
  • Shade: 9000 K

Using REDCINE-X PRO, which is a professional coloring toolset, you can create and export .RMD Look files which can then be imported as camera monitor path color processing presets. The EPIC-W stores this information as reference metadata so you can use them as default values in post production. 

Lens Mounts

Like all RED cameras, DSMC2 cameras do not come with a lens mount; you need to purchase one separately. The good news is you can fit a host of lens mounts onto RED cameras. The two most popular mount options: DSMC Titanium PL Mount (Captive, 725-0022) for your Cooke S4/i lenses or DSMC Aluminum Canon (EF) Mount (Captive, 725-0026).

Interchangable OLPFs

Each OLPF ships inside an individual, protective case.  The 3-pack which accompanies this RED EPIC-W BRAIN includes:

DSMC2 Standard OLPF (optical low-pass filter) is suited for most shooting environments to balance light and offer protection. It offers optimal colorimetry, IR protection, and optical glare reduction. 

DSMC2 Low Light Optimized OLPF provides excellent skin color and tone reproduction in dim or dark environments. Ideal for capturing accurate color quality in mid-tones to dark or shadowed situations.

DSMC2 Skin Tone-Highlight OLPF captures and preserves color quality in highlights, bright colors, and well-lit environments. 

All three filters in this pack are compatible with RED WEAPON 8K S25, WEAPON 6K, RED EPIC-W 8K, and SCARLET-W 5K cameras.

Be sure to read the instructions in the camera's RED Operation Guide before attempting to swap an interchangable OLPF.


RED EPIC-W and the other DSMC2 camera BRAINs can pair with a variety of RED and third-party accessories which are sold separately. RED's LEMO Adapter A will help you use your pre-existing EPIC or SCARLET displays (like the RED Touch, RED Pro, and RED PRO Touch which use LEMO Adapter A) with the newer DSMC2 body of the EPIC-W. 

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 is lighter and more compact than the original, 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. The EPIC-W includes a V-Mount plate for your batteries.

Unlike the DSMC, the DSMC2 BRAIN in the EPIC-W offers near silent fan operation. Feel free to cheer now.

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

NOTE: EPIC-W 8K S35 is not compatible with 8K VV lens mounts.

ALSO NOTE: EPIC-W also does not include a DC IN power pot. A port expander or power module is required to power the camera.

What's in the Box

  • EPIC-W Brain Case
  • DSMC2 AC Power Adapter
  • DSMC2 Standard OLPF w/case
  • DSMC Front Body Cap
  • RED EPIC-W BRAIN with HELIUM 8K S35 Sensor
  • DSMC2 Skin Tone OLPF w/case
  • DSMC2 Low-Light OLPF w/case


Key Highlights

  • OLPF: Standard, Low Light & Skin Tone
  • Interchangeable OLPFs & lens mounts
  • Low-light sensitivity & 16.5+ stops
  • ISO up to 3200
  • 8K Full Format at up to 30fps
  • Cable-free peripherals
  • Wireless control
  • Magnesium & Aluminum Alloy


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
You cannot use exposure tools with a 3D LUT
Color Temp Range:
Select from several presets described in the EPIC-W product overview.
Color Gamut:
REDlogFilm - RAW

Compatibility - Monitor (not recorder)

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

Compatibility - Viewfinder

RED BOMB EVF (OLED) - compatible with DSMC2 LEMO Adaptor A and LCD/EVF cable.
RED BOMB EVF (LCOS) - 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 include: DSMC2 Base Expander, DSMC2 V-Lock I/O Expander, DSMC2 Jetpack Expander, DSMC2 Jetpack-SDI Expander, or DSMC2 REDVOLT Expander.


Battery Accepted:


Built-in Microphone:
Stereo Microphone - uncompressed, 24-bit 48 kHz


Recording Max Frame Rate:
Up to 24fps - 6:1 REDCODE for 8K Full Format (8192 × 4320)
Up to 60fps - 4:1 REDCODE for 4K Full Format (4096 × 2160)
Up to 30fps - 7:1 REDCODE for 8K Full Format (8192 × 4320)
Recording Format:
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
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
REDCODE RAW - 8K Full Format (8192 × 4320), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 3:2, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x, 1.25x
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 4444 Regular and XQ - at 2K (2048 × 1080) up to 120 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 35mm
Sensor Type:
CMOS - HELIUM 35.4 Megapixel
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:
80 dB
Sensor Width:
33.8mm - diagonal
Sensor Dimensions:
29.90 mm x 15.77 mm
Adjust the Red channel, Blue channel, and Green channel individually. - The range for each is 0.0 (none of the color) to 10.0, and the default for each is 1.0.
Sensor Resolution/Eff. Pixels:
8192 × 4320

Special Features

General Notes:
Audio - Optional 2 additional channels with DSMC2 expander module, uncompressed, 24-bit 48 kHz
Color Management - Tetrahedral interpolation, 16-bit processing
Color Management - Tetrahedral interpolation, 16-bit processing
REDCINE-X PRO Delivery Formats - 4K: DPX, TIFF, OpenEXR (.RED via RRencode plugin)
REDCINE-X PRO Delivery Formats - 4K: DPX, TIFF, OpenEXR (.RED via RRencode plugin)
REDCINE-X PRO Delivery Formats - 4K: DPX, TIFF, OpenEXR (.RED via RRencode plugin)
REDCINE-X PRO Delivery Formats - 4K: DPX, TIFF, OpenEXR (.RED via RRencode plugin)
Video Editing Software Compatibility - Adobe Premiere Pro, AVID Media Composer, DaVinci Resolve, Edius Pro, Final Cut Pro, Vegas Pro. NOTE: Third-party non-linear editing (NLE) applications may have limited compatibility with R3D files.


Relative Humidity:
0% to 85% non-condensing
Operating Temperature:
32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
Storage Temperature:
–4°F to 122°F (–20°C to 50°C)


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