RED has announced that its HELIUM 8K S35 and GEMINI 5K S35 sensors will be incorporated into the RED RANGER camera ecosystem.

RED announced its RED RANGER MONSTRO 8K earlier this year as a rental only item but the Ranger will now be available to buy with the HELIUM 8K S35 and GEMINI 5K S35 sensors.

The two new alternatives are available to buy now and will be on display for the first time at IBC. Pricing for the two cameras is £24,750 for RANGER HELIUM and £20,650 for RANGER GEMINI.

All three sensor variants of the RED RANGER camera system are housed in the same compact, standardized camera body, weighing around 7.5 pounds (depending on battery).

The RED RANGER camera system consists of three SDI outputs (two mirrored and one independent) allowing two different looks to be output simultaneously; wide-input voltage (11.5V to 32V); 24V and 12V power outs (two of each); one 12V P-Tap; integrated 5-pin XLR stereo audio input (line/mic/+48V selectable); as well as genlock, timecode, USB, and control. Both V-Lock and Gold Mount battery options are supported.

As with all current RED cameras, the RANGER can simultaneously record REDCODE RAW plus Apple ProRes or AVID DNxHD or DNxHR at up to 300 MB/s write speeds. It also features RED’s end-to-end color management and post workflow with the enhanced image processing pipeline (IPP2).

“In collaboration with rental houses to bring the RANGER MONSTRO to market, we have heard great feedback from customers, inspiring these two new variants,” said RED Digital Cinema President Jarred Land. “We’re excited to offer the RANGER line-up to a wider variety of professional productions and look forward to seeing the amazing images that are created.”

RED also plans to introduce Canon EF Mount versions of both RANGER HELIUM and RANGER GEMINI later this year.

Staff Reporter

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