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RED WEAPON BRAIN with HELIUM 8K S35 Sensor - Standard

Abel Code: RedWeaponH
Mfr. Code: 710-0259-STD
This RED WEAPON camera brain features the HELIUM 8K, 35.4 Megapixel, S35 format CMOS sensor with 16.5+ stops of dynamic range and a single DSMC2 standard filter. Uses Red MiniMags
Key Highlights
  • HELIUM 35.4 Megapixel CMOS Sensor
  • 16.5+ stops of dynamic range
  • DSMC2 Standard OLPF included


The RED WEAPON BRAIN with HELIUM 8K S35 Sensor - Standard features RED's HELIUM 8K S35 sensor, capable of shooting motion and stills in 8K 2.4:1 at up to 75 fps, or 8K at 60 fps. WEAPON 8K S35 owners will also be eligible to upgrade to the RED DRAGON 8K VV sensor when it becomes available.

At full 8K resolution, the HELIUM sensor captures 35.4 Megapixel motion and stills. Coupled with 60-75 fps, WEAPON 8K S35 provides an advanced VFX solution with creative flexibility. Other HELIUM sensor advancements include improved low-light sensitivity and dynamic range. 300 MB/s data rates allow you to take advantage of the lowest possible REDCODE setting, and record proxy 4K Apple ProRes or 4K Avid DNxHR formats, simultaneously.

As a DSMC2 camera, WEAPON 8K S35 benefits from advanced RED modularity, featuring cable-free peripherals, integrated mounting plate, wireless control, and compatibility with a growing number of DSMC2 modules and accessories. WEAPON also supports interchangeable lens mounts and OLPFs, enabling you to take full advantage of your existing S35-compatible PL, Nikon, Canon, and Leica lenses. This item includes a single DSMC2 Standard OLPF filter. Explore related products to view the Stealth or Filter 3-Pack iterations of this extraordinary imaging system.

NOTE: WEAPON 8K S35 is NOT compatible with 8K VV lens mounts.

NOTEThe WEAPON BRAIN does not have a DC IN power port, itself. A port expander or power module (not included) is required to power the camera.


  • HELIUM 35.4 Megapixel CMOS
  • 16.5+ stops
  • REDCODE RAW up to 8K (8192 x 4320) and 60 fps
  • REDCODE RAW up to 8K 2.4:1 (8192 x 3456) and 75 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
  • 3.3 lbs (BRAIN® with Integrated Media Bay)
  • 3D LUT Support
  • Integrated REDLINK® WiFi antenna 

What's in the Box

  • 1 x RED Weapon Helium 8K 35 - Standard


Key Highlights

  • HELIUM 35.4 Megapixel CMOS Sensor
  • 16.5+ stops of dynamic range
  • DSMC2 Standard OLPF included
  • PL Mount


Supports 3D LUTs:
LUT Details:
Supports 33×33×33, 32×32×32, 26×26×26, and 17×17×17 3D LUTs
Tetrahedral interpolation, 16-bit processing
User programmable shaper 1D LUTs
Variable number of 3D LUT outputs with DSMC2 expander module


Monitor Resolution:
800x480 - RGB or 4:2:2 (HDMI only)
1280x720 - RGB or 4:2:2
1920x1080 (Full HD) - RGB or 4:2:2


Recording Resolution:
6K 6:5 Anamorphic
6K 4:3 Anamorphic
8K 6:5 Anamorphic
7K 6:5 Anamorphic
8K FF - 8192x4320
4K HD - 3840x2160
8K HD - 7680x4320
Recording Format:
Avid DNxHR HQX - at 4K (4096 × 2160) 12-bit 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
Apple ProRes 4444 Regular and XQ - at 2K (2048 × 1080) up to 120 fps
Apple ProRes 422 LT - at 2K (2048 × 1080) up to 120 fps; 4K (4096 × 2160) up to 29.97 fps
Apple ProRes 422 - at 2K (2048 × 1080) up to 120 fps; 4K (4096 × 2160) up to 29.97 fps
Avid DNxHD HQ, SQ, and LB - (1920 × 1080) 8-bit up to 120 fps
Avid DNxHR HQ, SQ and LB - at 4K (4096 × 2160) 8-bit up to 29.97 fps
Playback Frame Rate Notes:
23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 47.95, 48, 50, 59.94, 60 fps, all resolutions
Recording Frame Rate:
120 fps at 4K FF 17:9 (4096 × 2160), 150 fps at 4K 2.4:1 (4096 × 1728)
150 fps at 3K (3072 × 1620), 200 fps at 3K 2.4:1 (3072 × 1296)
240 fps at 2K (2048 × 1080), 300 fps at 2K 2.4:1 (2048 × 864)
60 fps at 7K FF 17:9 (7168 × 3780), 75 fps at 7K 2.4:1 (7168 × 3024)
60 fps at 8K FF 17:9 (8192 × 4320), 75 fps at 8K 2.4:1 (8192 × 3456)
75 fps at 6K FF 17:9 (6144 × 3240), 100 fps at 6K 2.4:1 (6144 × 2592)
96 fps at 5K FF 17:9 (5120 × 2700), 120 fps at 5K 2.4:1 (5120 × 2160)

Sensor Specifics

Sensor Type:
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:
80 dB
Sensor Dynamic Range:
16.5+ stops
Sensor Dimensions:
29.90mm x 15.77mm (Diagonal: 33.80mm)


Camera Features:
Remote Control - Integrated RED COMMAND PROTOCOL (R.C.P.) WiFi antenna
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