RED Digital Cine Cameras With Canon EF Mount - Canon EOS Technoclopedia

Cameras Sensor LCD5 Shutter Speeds
(s)
2K Recording (2048 x 1080px)6 UHD-1 Recording ('4K HD', 3840 x 2160px)6 4K Recording (4096 x 2160px)6 Max. Resolution Recording6 Output from Redcine-X Audio Physical Size & Weight Memory
Video & Stills
Power Sources Connections Produced Comments Tests/Reviews
Size (mm) MPixel1 Crop (H)2,3 Type Pixel Size (µm) Dyn. Range ... with HDRx ISO Gain (dB) DxO Marks4 Model Size (") Pixel Format Compression7 Storage Rate FPS Range3.2 Format Compression7 Storage Rate FPS Range3.2 Format Compression7 Storage Rate FPS Range3.2 Resolution (px)3 Format Compression7 Storage Rate FPS Range3.2 Resolution (px) Format/Compression Storage Rate FPS Range Stills Body only Full Setup Batteries DC Remote Control Input8 Output8
RED Epic-M/Epic-X (a.k.a. Epic S35)
RED Epic-M Monochrome
  [Super 35] 27.7 x 14.6 13.8 (5K) 1.3 Mysterium-X CMOS   13.5 stops 18 stops 250 - 12800     LCD
Pro LCD
Touch LCD
5.6
7
5
614400
614400
384000
1/8000 - 1 R3D REDcode RAW 2:1 - 5:1 225MB/s max. 1 - 60 R3D REDcode RAW 3:1 - 9:1 225MB/s max. 1 - 30 R3D REDcode RAW 3:1 - 10:1 225MB/s max. 1 - 120 5K: 5120 x 2700 R3D REDcode RAW 3:1 - 12:1 225MB/s max. 1 - 96 HD
2K
4K
MOV (RGB 4:2:2), MXF, AAF (4:2:0), MP4
DPX
DPX
  23.98 - 59.94 DPX, PSD, TIFF, EXR, JPG 2Ch 24bit at 48kHz,
4Ch optional
148 x 147 x 98mm
1820g
  REDmag
(64 - 256GB SSD)
REDvolt 30Wh
REDvolt XL 90Wh
RED BRICK 153Wh
RED AC 740-0019;
any 11.5 - 17V
via REDmote (pogo),
Master Camera (Gig-E, 9pin LEMO),
or RS232 GPIO (4pin LEMO)
Audio: 3.5mm phone jacks mic-in
Sync: 4pin LEMO (Timecode, Genlock, GPI)
Video: HD-SDI (w. Timecode), HDMI
Headphones: 3.5mm phone jack
2011 Epic-M is hand-assembled, while Epic-X is machine-assembled;
Epic-M Monochrome (2012) is a hand-assembled, strictly greyscale version (both sensors available, native ASA 2000, debayer removed, optimized low-pass filter, higher net resolution);
ISO 2000 of the Dragon is claimed to be less noisier than ISO 800 of the Mysterium-X
Zacuto Camera Shootout 20129 (with a PL mounted Fujinon 18-85mm T2); EBU - Methods Of Measuring Imaging Performance Of TV Cameras
[Super 35] 30.7 x 15.8 19.4 (6K) 1.17 Dragon CMOS 5 16.5+ stops 26.5 bit | 14.8 EV | ISO 2745 REDcode RAW 2:1 - 6:1   1 - 240.55 REDcode RAW 2:1 - 10:1   1 - 120.83 REDcode RAW 2:1 - 11:1   1 - 120.83 6K: 6144 x 3160 REDcode RAW 3:1 - 15:1   1 - 82.81 2013 EBU - Methods Of Measuring Imaging Performance Of TV Cameras
RED Epic-W     [Super 35] 30.7 x 15.8 35.4 (8K)   Helium CMOS 3.65 16.5+ stops                   Apple ProRes (4444 /XQ)
Apple ProRes (422 /HQ /LT)
Avid DNxHR (444)
  - 240 -/- -/- -/- -/- R3D
 
 
REDcode RAW 2:1 - 4:1
Apple ProRes (422 /HQ /LT)
Avid DNxHR (HQX/HQ/SQ/LB)
  - 120 8K: 8192 x 4320 R3D REDcode RAW 6:1 - 7:1 275MB/s max. - 30                 RED Mini-Mag
(128 - 1024GB SSD)
          2016 magnesium/aluminum alloy body  
RED Raven     [?] 20.48 x 10.8* 8.8 (4K)* 1.76* Dragon CMOS   16.5+ stops 18 stops       Pro LCD
Touch LCD
7
4.7 or 7
    R3D** REDcode RAW   - 240 R3D REDcode RAW     R3D** REDcode RAW 3:1 - 13:1   24 - 120 -/- -/- -/- -/- -/- 1080p/720p
2K
4K
MP4 (4:2:0); QT, JPEG, AAF, MXF (4:2:2)
DPX, TIFF, OpenEXR
DPX, TIFF, OpenEXR
  23.98 - 59.94 DPX, PSD, TIFF, EXR, JPG 2Ch 24bit at 48kHz 1590g   RED Mini-Mag
(128 - 1024GB SSD)
REDvolt 30Wh
REDvolt XL 90Wh
RED BRICK 153Wh
RED AC 740-0019;
any 11.5 - 17V
wireless (built-in),
LAN, RS232 and GPI (optional)
Audio: mic-in (optional) Video: 3G-SDI, HDMI (optional)
Audio: 24bit 48kHz
Sync: SMPTE Timecode
2016 feat. a fixed Canon EF mount;
*"This camera uses a 4K area of the 6K DRAGON sensor, which gives us a 20.48mm image area that's between APS-C and Micro 4/3." [source];
**Raven allows simultaneous recording in R3D and Apple ProRes 422 Native, LT or HQ upto 2K and 60fps
 
RED Scarlet-W     [Super 35] 25.6 x 13.5 13.8 (5K) 1.4 Dragon CMOS   16.5+ stops         Pro LCD
Touch LCD
7
4.7/5/7/9
    R3D REDcode RAW - 7:1   - 240 -/- -/- -/- -/- R3D REDcode RAW 3:1 - 13:1   24 - 120 5K: 5120 x 2700 R3D REDcode RAW 4:1 - 8:1   24 - 48 1080p/720p
2K
4K
MP4 (4:2:0); QT, JPEG, AAF, MXF (4:2:2)
DPX, TIFF, OpenEXR
DPX, TIFF, OpenEXR
  23.98 - 59.94   2Ch 24bit at 48kHz,
4Ch optional
1590g   RED Mini-Mag     wireless (built-in),
LAN, RS232 and GPI (optional)
Audio: mic-in (optional) Video: 3G-SDI, HDMI (optional)
Audio: 24bit 48kHz
Sync: SMPTE Timecode
2016 monochrome and color sensor versions available  
RED Scarlet-X   [Super 35] 27.7 x 14.6 13.8 (5K) 1.3 Mysterium-X CMOS   13.5 stops 18 stops 250 - 12800     LCD
Pro LCD
Touch LCD
5.6
7
5
614400
614400
384000
1/8000 - 1 R3D REDcode RAW 55MB/s max. 1 - 60 R3D REDcode RAW 55MB/s max. 1 - 30 R3D REDcode RAW 55MB/s max. 1 - 30 5K: 5120 x 2700 R3D REDcode RAW 55MB/s max. 1 - 12 HD
2K
4K
MOV (RGB 4:2:2), MXF, AAF (4:2:0), MP4
DPX
DPX
  23.98 - 59.94 DPX, PSD, TIFF, EXR, JPG 24bit 2Ch at 48kHz,
4Ch optional
2270g   REDmag
(64 - 256GB SSD)
REDvolt 30Wh
REDvolt XL 90Wh
RED BRICK 153Wh
RED AC 740-0019;
any 11.5 - 17V
via REDmote (pogo),
Master Camera (Gig-E, 9pin LEMO),
or RS232 GPIO (4pin LEMO)
Audio: 3.5mm phone jacks mic-in
Sync: 4pin LEMO (Timecode, Genlock, GPI)
Video: HD-SDI (w. Timecode), HDMI
Headphones: 3.5mm phone jack
2011 ISO 2000 of the Dragon is claimed to be less noisier than ISO 800 of the Mysterium-X  
[Super 35] 30.7 x 15.8 19.4 (6K) 1.17 Dragon CMOS 5 16.5+ stops REDcode RAW   1 - 121.83 REDcode RAW   1 - 41.16 REDcode RAW   1 - 38.61 6K: 6144 x 3160 REDcode RAW   1 - 12.08 2013
  RED Weapon 6K     [Super 35] 30.7 x 15.8 19.4 (6K) 1.17 Dragon CMOS 5 16.5+ stops         Pro LCD
Touch LCD
7
4.7/5/7/9
      Apple ProRes (4444 /XQ)
Apple ProRes (422 /HQ /LT)
Avid DNxHR (444)
  - 240 -/- -/- -/- -/- R3D
 
 
REDcode RAW 2:1 - 3:1
Apple ProRes (422 /HQ /LT)
Avid DNxHR (HQX/HQ/SQ/LB)
  - 120 6K: 6144 x 3160 R3D REDcode RAW 3:1 - 7:1   - 75           24bit 2Ch at 48kHz,
4Ch optional
CF: 1483g
MG: 1520g
        wireless (built-in),
LAN, RS232 and GPI (optional)
  Video: 3G-SDI, HDMI (optional)
Audio: 24bit 48kHz
Sync: SMPTE Timecode
  came in 3 versions - Forged CF (Carbon Fiber), Woven CF and Magnesium (MG) with minor technical differences between CF and MG (MG being slower/more limited);
CF versions can be upgraded to S35 8K Dragon
 
RED Weapon 8K     [Super 35] 30.7 x 15.8 35.4 (8K)   Helium CMOS 3.65 16.5+ stops       27.5 bit | 15.2 EV | ISO 4210 Pro LCD
Touch LCD
7
4.7/5/7/9
      Apple ProRes (4444 /XQ)
Apple ProRes (422 /HQ /LT)
Avid DNxHR (444)
  - 240 -/- -/- -/- -/- R3D
 
 
REDcode RAW 2:1 - 4:1
Apple ProRes (422 /HQ /LT)
Avid DNxHR (HQX/HQ/SQ/LB)
  - 120 8K: 8192 x 4320 R3D REDcode RAW 5:1 - 12:1 300MB/s max. - 60           24bit 2Ch at 48kHz,
4Ch optional
1496g   RED Mini-Mag
(128 - 1024GB SSD)
    wireless (built-in),
LAN, RS232 and GPI (optional)
  Video: 3G-SDI, HDMI (optional)
Audio: 24bit 48kHz
Sync: SMPTE Timecode
2016 carbon fiber body in dark gray; special white edition was mainly produced for an asian government agency (prob. japanese, ordered for medical purposes), extra units sold freely in a rush before official release (sold out within 5 minutes)  
[VistaVision] 41 x 21.6   Dragon CMOS 5   ann. in 2016 ANAMORPHIC version with 29MP Dragon (33.6 x 21.6mm, 6720 x 4320pix) available as well

General Notes:
1.) The above REDs feature an exchangeable lens mount. Options are AL Canon (aluminum), DSMC TI Canon (titanium), but also DSMC TI PL mounts. The Canon mounts are compatible with Canon EF and EF-S and electronic functions like aperture and IS etc. are supported in general. Only the proper function of AF needs individual profiles to be included with the firmware of the Brains (that's what the camera bodies are called) for every lens, so it might lead to AF failure to use a lens not yet supported. For an official list of supported lenses have a look at the most recent RED DSMC Operation Guide (last few pages). And here is the related REDuser thread.
 
2.) Unlike the Canon EOS C300 the REDs don't deliver ready-to-go image data. You need to go through REDcine-X first to get a playable standard format like DPX or Quicktime. The biggest output size supported by REDcine-X will be 4K.
3.) Red's Dragon CMOS was tested by DxO Labs with the following results: 26.5 bit, 14.8 EV, ISO 2745.

RED ONE: Adapting Canon EF Mount Lenses Using Adapters By Birger, P+S or Wicked Circuits - Canon EOS Technoclopedia

RED ONE Camera Sensor LCD5 Shutter Speeds
(s)
2K Recording (2048 x 1080px)6 UHD Recording ('4K HD', 3840 x 2160px)6 4K Recording (4096 x 2160px)6 Max. Resolution Recording6 Output from Redcine-X Audio Physical Size & Weight Memory
Video & Stills
Power Sources Connections Produced Comments Tests & Reviews
Size (mm) MPixel1 Crop (H)2,3 Type Pixel Size (µm) Dyn. Range ... with HDRx ISO Gain (dB) DxO Marks4 Model Size (") Pixel Format Compression7 Storage Rate FPS Range3.2 Format Compression7 Storage Rate FPS Range3.2 Format Compression7 Storage Rate FPS Range3.2 Resolution (px)3 Format Compression7 Storage Rate FPS Range3.2 Resolution (px) Format/Compression Storage Rate FPS Range Stills Body only Full Setup Batteries DC Remote Control Input8 Output8
RED ONE   [Super 35] 24.4 x 13.7 11.4 depends on
resolution**
Mysterium CMOS   11.3 stops, 66dB   100 - 2000     LCD
Pro LCD
5.6
7
614400
614400
1/2000 - 1/2 R3D REDcode RAW   1 - 120 R3D REDcode RAW   1 - 60 (3K) R3D REDcode RAW   1 - 30 4.5K: 4520 x 2540 R3D REDcode RAW   1 - 25 1080p/720p
2K
4K
MP4 (4:2:0); QT, JPEG, AAF, MXF (4:2:2)
DPX, TIFF, OpenEXR
DPX, TIFF, OpenEXR
  23.98 - 59.94 DPX, PSD, TIFF, EXR, JPG 24bit 4Ch at 48kHz 4540g   REDdrive (eSATA ≤640GB);
REDram (eSATA ≤128GB);
REDmag (SSD ≤256GB);
REDflash (CF ≤16GB)
REDbrick 140Wh 11.5 - 17V RS232, GPI,
USB-in (PC/MAC or master camera)
USB-out (controls slave camera)
Audio: 3pin Mini XLR
Sync: Genlock, Time Code
Video: HD-SDI, HDMI
Audio: 5pin Mini XLR
Headphones: 3.5mm phone jack
Sync: SMTE Time Code
2007 the MYSTERIUM could be upgraded with the release of MYSTERIUM-X, while later versions featured the X built in from scratch; in 09.2008 the audio board was changed in design, which required a different set of cables;
a separate SD memory card is used to store profiles, firmware upgrade files etc. (up to 1 GB supported); advanced features include time lapse photography (up to 10 frames within 1024 seconds);
*Mysterium-X is a 13.8MP sensor, of which only a max. area of 24.2mm x 12.5mm is used here, thus it's only an effective pixel area of 4480 x 2304 (10.3MP);
**Super 35 is only achieved at full resolution, lower resolutions only use a portion of the sensor: 2K will come in 16mm format using a sensor area of 11.1 x 6.24mm, 3K uses an area of 16.65 x 9.36mm and 4K an area of 22.2 x 12.6mm
Adam Wilt's 3.2K test
[Super 35] 30 x 15* 10.3* Mysterium-X CMOS   13.5 stops, 66dB   100 - 6400     2010 Zacuto Camera Shootout 20119

Third Party Canon EF Mounting Modules For RED ONE
Birger Engineering Canon EF Mount (2008) is a fully electronic mount supporting all relevant functions of EF lenses, including iris and focus. It is either controlled by PC/MAC or by a Viewfactor Impero (see below). The mount communicates all lens data to the camera (iris, focus, zoom). The installation of the Birger mount voids the camera's warranty. See Still Lenses C/EF > Adapting Lenses > EF to Cine for some more bits of information about the mount.

The Viewfactor Impero is a controller unit originally made for the Viewfactor Inclino (an external motor drive to control iris, zoom and/or focus). Birger adopted it to control their EF mount. The Impero can be set up to work wired as well as wireless. As of 2008 it required a modification of the Impero's Bluetooth radio unit as well as a modification of the COM port (from CAN to RS232). In 01.2009 Viewfactor started to ship the Imperos with a compliant radio unit by default, and as far as I get it, there is a cable produced by Birger to prevent the port modification (by simply crossing wires, that usually would not cross). That cable is also required for firmware updates. The Impero is powered by a 9V battery. The production seems to have been stopped in 2010. A new batch is announced.
P+S Technik Interchangeable Mount System RED ONE [PS-IMS-R1] follows a two-piece universal mounting concept. The base replaces the original mount, which then takes all kinds of different lenses via adapters (available for PL, Panavision, BNC-R, Nikon F, Canon EF + FD, Leica R + M, Sony B4 and C mount). Base plates are not only available for RED ONE, but also for Weisscam HS2 and 3 more 16mm camera systems. The mount is completely non-electronical (no iris, focus, IS etc.). The installation of the P+S mount voids the camera's warranty and future upgrades of the camera will be denied.
Wicked Circuits Dumb Mount is a solely mechanical mounting module, that replaces the ONE's default mount. Since it doesn't have any electronic coupling, the lens' iris, AF or IS etc. can't be used. First versions were plastic, later versions also made from metal. It supports EF and EF-S mount and was meant to be factory upgradeable to Smart Mount. Using it leaves the camera warranty intact. This mount was often recommended to use as a base mount to adapt other mounts to RED, thanks to the high compatibility of Canon EF. The mount Ø is 96.2mm and weights 45.4g.
 
The Wicked Circuits Smart Mount features electronic coupling and uses an external controller to control the lens (see below). It supports EF and EF-S and is supposed to work with any EF lens, even 3rd party (... in theory ... not all lenses were indeed tested). The mount seems to be powered by the controller. Presented at NAB 2010, first reports go back to 2008. Few samples seem to have made it out of the factory. It was announced to become RED certified (which would have meant a warranty preservation). Same size as the Dumb Mount.
 
The Wicked Circuits Smart Mount Controller (Standard Version) supports electronically transmitted manual control of focus and iris and offers remote control either using a Bluetooth device (supports Win Mobile, XP - 7, OS X and iPhone) or any standard Sony compatible IR remote. It saves multiple focus positions and recalls them in any order with adjustable speed settings. Powered by the camera's AUX or some other external 12V power source. Weights 113.4g and has a size of 128 x 73 x 20mm. Presented at NAB 2010. Production state is uncertain, the website still shows a "coming soon". There is a report about it here, so it does exist!!
 
There also was a Pro version of this controller announced, as well as they do mention an upcoming Pro mount in their FAQ.

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General Notes:
1.) The RED ONE features a removable lens mount. The native options are PL and optionally Nikon mount.
2.) Unlike the Canon EOS C300 the REDs don't deliver ready-to-go image data. You need to go through REDcine-X first to get a playable standard format like DPX or Quicktime. The biggest output size supported by REDcine-X will be 4K.

Footnotes:
3 Max. Image Size in relation to (diagonal) Crop factor and Frame Rate2.2 (sensor's pixel area to be used depends on the selected frame rate, listed modes are a selection only):
  • Epic Mysterium-X: 5K (5120 x 2700, ≤95fps): 1.4x; 4K (4096 x 2160, ≤120fps): 1.62x; 3K (3072 x 1620, ≤160fps): 2.17x; 2K (2048 x 1080, ≤240fps): 3.25x
  • Epic Dragon: 6K (6144 x 3160, ≤82fps): 1.3x; 5K (4096 x 2160, ≤95fps): 1.4x; 4K (4096 x 2160, ≤120fps): 1.62x; 3K (3072 x 1620, ≤160fps): 2.0x; 2K (2048 x 1080, ≤240fps): 3.24x
  • Scarlet-X: 5K (5120 x 2700, ≤12fps): 1.3x; 4K (4096 x 2160, ≤30fps): 1.62x; 3K (3072 x 1620, ≤48fps): 2.17x; 2K (2048 x 1080, ≤60fps): 3.25x
  3.2 Max. Frame Rates are based on 23.98 time base and 8:1 compression, Lookaround disabled.
5 LCDs are removable/exchangeable and only included with the so called Canon or PL Mount Packages (otherwise optional).
7 Compression Rates given are valid in conjuction with a RED Mini-Mag 240GB, which are a little higher than those possible with a RED Mini-Mag 512GB or 1TB, but much lower than possible with a Redmag 1.8" SSD 48GB, which are the fastest possible as specified by RED (e.g. Epic Dragon @ 6K: 12 - 50fps, 6:1 - 22:1; @4K: 12 - 100fps, 3:1 - 20:1; @2K: 12 - 210fps, 2:1 - 12:1). The compression rates of the bigger Redmag SSDs (128GB and 240GB) approx. equal the rates of the Mini-Mag 240GB.
8 The RED Pro I/O Module offers additional ports, including two 3pin XLR audio-in, a 7pin LEMO AES Digital Audio-in, a 5pin XLR audio-out, 5pin LEMO for Timecode in/out, BNC for Genlock (input) and two more HD-SDI out ports.
9 Zacuto Shootouts: You might want to read a critical comment about this test series written by Art Adams in addition.