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RED EPIC-W GEMINI with 5K S35 with Standard OLPF

Mfr. Code: 710-0299
Record in extreme low light situations with RED EPIC-W GEMINI 5K S35 BRAIN. This dual ISO 800/3200 camera sensor (30.72x18mm) offers 2 stops over HELIUM. Capture 5K RED RAW @ 96fps. This is RED's tallest sensor option. It captures 5K RED RAW @ 96fps.
Key Highlights
  • Low-light capable HELIUM sensor
  • Captures 5K RED RAW @ 96fps
  • Sensor Size: 30.72 x 18mm
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The RED EPIC-W GEMINI with 5K S35 BRAIN (5120 x 3000) with Standard OLPF features a low light capable sensor so you can capture a dark scene with the 5K GEMINI and its dual ISO 800/3200. The EPIC-W GEMINI provides cleaner imagery with less noise and better shadow detail. This Super35 camera was used in limited addition earlier this year by NASA to record images with low lighting sources in space.

Due to its 2 stops sensitivity over the HELIUM sensor, the EPIC-W 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 and a diagonal of 35.61mm). EPIC-W GEMINI captures 5K RED RAW @ 96fps and includes what RED is calling big pixels. In addition, it boasts fast data speeds of up to 275 MB/s.

RED EPIC-W GEMINI delivers an enhanced version of the EPIC-W BRAIN, while retaining all the features you already know and love.  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.

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).

This camera BRAIN is part of the DSMC2 lineup (DSMC is RED's acronym for Digital Stills and Motion Camera). Like all cameras in the DSMC2 line up, EPIC-W 5K is able to simultaneously shoot  REDCODE RAW and Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD/HR. It also is compatible with RED's enhanced image processing pipeline: IPP2. 

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 due to being 300 pixels taller, so you can maximize your vertical resolution. That means with the EPIC-W GEMINI you will have greater anamorphic lens coverage than with your HELIUM or RED DRAGON sensor.

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 OLPF

Each OLPF ships inside an individual, protective case. This RED EPIC-W BRAIN includes:

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. 

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

Software Compatibility

EPIC-W GEMINI is compatible with these video editing software options:

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


NOTE: EPIC-W BRAINs are NOT compatible with 8K VV lens mounts.

What's in the Box



Key Highlights

  • Low-light capable HELIUM 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
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 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.
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)

Compatibility - Viewfinder

DSMC2 RED EVF (OLED) - (sold separately)
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. (sold separately)


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:
5K 6:5 Anamorphic
4K 4:3 Anamorphic
4K HD - 3840x2160
Recording Max Frame Rate:
Up to 60fps - 4:1 REDCODE for 4K FF 17:9 (4096 × 2160)
Up to 24fps - 2:1 REDCODE for 4K FF 17:9 (4096 × 2160)
Recording Format:
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
Apple ProRes 442 HQ - at 4K (4096 × 2160) up to 29.97 fps
Avid DNxHR HQX - at 4K (4096 × 2160) 12-bit up to 29.97 fps
Apple ProRes 422 LT - at 4K (4096 × 2160) up to 29.97 fps
DNxHR HQ - SQ and LB at 4K (4096 × 2160) 8-bit up to 29.97 fps
Apple ProRes 422 - at 4K (4096 × 2160) up to 29.97 fps
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
Playback Frame Rate Notes:
Project Timebase - 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 47.95, 48, 50, 59.94, 60 fps, all resolutions

Recording / Media

Media Type:
RED MINI-MAG - SSDs. An optional RED STATION connects your media to your computer for offloading and editing.

Sensor Specifics

Sensor Size:
Super 35
Sensor Type:
800 ISO Standard; 3200 ISO Low-Light
Sensor Dynamic Range:
16.5+ - in both Standard and Low-Light Mode
Sensor Dimensions:
30.72 mm x 18 mm - GEMINI


Recording Formats:
4K - 120 fps (4096 × 2160)
2K - 240 fps (2048 × 1080)
5K - 96 fps (5120 × 2700)
3K - 150 fps (3072 × 1620)
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:
USB - While the Expanders provide USB power out, they do NOT support USB communication.
On-Camera Controls
White Balance
Color Bars
False Color
OLPF - Includes: Standard
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 lenses 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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