Camera manufacturer Red has announced its new GEMINI 5K S35 sensor for the RED EPIC-W camera.
GEMINI 5K S35 has dual sensitivity modes with a Standard Mode for well-lit conditions or its Low Light Mode for darker environments.
Red says the new sensor provides “exceptional low-light performance, allowing for cleaner imagery with less noise and better shadow detail.”
“While the GEMINI sensor was developed for low-light conditions in outer space, we quickly saw there was so much more to this sensor,” says Jarred Land, President of RED Digital Cinema. “In fact, we loved the potential of this sensor so much, we wanted to evolve it to make it have a broader appeal. As a result, the EPIC-W GEMINI now sports dual-sensitivity modes. It still has the low-light performance mode, but also has a default, standard mode that allows you to shoot in brighter conditions.”
Operators can switch between modes through the camera’s on-screen menu with no down time and experience an increased field of view at 2K and 4K resolutions compared to the higher resolution HELIUM sensor. Also, the sensor’s 30.72 mm x 18 mm dimensions allow for greater anamorphic lens coverage than with the HELIUM or RED DRAGON sensor.
Built on the DSMC2 form factor, the RED EPIC-W 5K camera and sensor combination captures 5K full format motion at up to 96 fps, boasts data speeds of up to 275 MB/s, and provides in-camera support of RED’s image processing pipeline, IPP2.
Like the other cameras in the DSMC2 line up, EPIC-W 5K is able to shoot simultaneous REDCODE RAW and Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD/HR recording.
The new RED EPIC-W with GEMINI 5K S35 sensor sells for $24.5k or existing WEAPON and RED EPIC-W 8K customers will have the option to upgrade to the GEMINI sensor at a later date.
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