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EPIC DRAGON
A Whole New Beast



A Whole New
Beast


With the 6K RED DRAGON® sensor, you can capture over 9x more pixels than HD. Unrivaled detail and impressive native exposure eclipse 35mm film in both latitude and image density. Industry leading specs distinguish the EPIC DRAGON as a model for image innovation, helming the evolution of digital cinema technology.

Bigger
Is Better


Resolution is more than just attention to detail. From large objects to granule textures, 6K images cultivate the nuance of every image, leaving nothing behind. Improvements to micro-contrast and MTF produce a cleaner image, drastically reducing moiré and aliasing artifacts. When outputting 6K files to 4K or HD, your image will appear more refined and detailed compared to those captured at lower resolutions. The choice is simple; Bigger is better.

Bigger is Better

Epic Dragon

THIS STILL WAS PULLED FROM 6K EPIC DRAGON MOTION FOOTAGE

Stills Camera?
Motion Camera?
Both.


6K resolution translates to over 19 MP, packing the same detail you expect from your DSLR into a cinema camera. When you can capture up to 100 frames per second at full resolution, you get 100 chances per second to capture the perfect picture. Every still is raw and Adobe Photoshop compatible, which means your workflow doesn’t need to change—even if technology does. The RED DRAGON sensor blurs the line between motion and still cameras, giving you the best of both worlds.






New Sensor,
Same Gear


Just because your specs changed, doesn’t mean your gear has to. All existing accessories, rail components, and modules designed for EPIC-X or M are compatible regardless of what sensor is installed. Instead of making your accessories obsolete, RED proudly takes great care in making sure your equipment lasts as long as possible. Change has never been so easy.

New Sensor, Same Gear
A New Look

A New Look


A new sensor means a new look, and REDCINE-X PRO gives you all tools you need to dial in your image the way you want it. With its latitude at 6K resolution, you can play with color, curves, and composition with less limitations than ever before. Now with the introduction of the RED ROCKET-X card, your RED workflow just got 5x faster than ever before. REDCINE-X PRO harnesses the power you need to tame your 6K EPIC DRAGON footage and is available for free only on RED.com.

Click here to learn more about REDCINE-X PRO.

New Color Science

New
Color Science


Your image is only as good as the color science behind it. The new RED DRAGON™ sensor features our most advanced color science yet, taking advantage of vastly improved dynamic range and low-light capabilities. Skin tones are softer, primary colors are more vibrant, and subtle color variations are discernibly remarkable. EPIC DRAGON cameras capture images that are true to life, with colors that can only be described as "brilliant".

Same Mounts
More Lenses


Leica-M, Canon, Nikon, and PL lenses are all compatible with EPIC DRAGON cameras. All mounts are easy to swap out and are engineered to fit precisely, without ever having to adjust back focus. A redesigned sensor window allows for the use of wider Leica-M and Angenieux lenses, while also providing a larger field of view when shooting. Every lens is a new perspective and the EPIC DRAGON lets you pick the one that works for you.

Same Mounts More Lenses
Higher Dynamic Range

Higher Dynamic
Range


The RED DRAGON offers dynamic range that was once thought impossible for a digital sensor. Such wide latitude provides cinematographers and photographers alike with the ability to take on challenging lighting conditions, without the need for excessive filtration. Improved low-light capabilities let you shoot at ISO 2000 and still produce a clean image fit for theatres or publication. Dilated exposure and improved sensitivity makes it easier to take on the unpredictable and capture the unbelievable.

Bigger, Better 3D


Compact form factor, 6K resolution, and wide dynamic range makes the EPIC DRAGON a perfect solution for 3D capture. Ample resolution provides VFX artists with a more malleable image that is easier to manipulate and compose for 3D work. As with the EPIC MYSTERIUM-X, the EPIC DRAGON is widely compatible with 3ality Digital 3D rigs, including the EPIC-inspired ATOM 3D rig. When you’re done shooting, you can bring your stereo 3D footage into REDCINE-X PRO for viewing, color correcting, HIT/VIT adjustments, and exporting. When it comes to 3D blockbusters, there’s only one choice if you’re thinking big picture.

Bigger, Better 3D
Blazing Fast


Blazing Fast


The EPIC DRAGON clocks 100 fps at full 6K resolution, merging the worlds of hi-speed with hi-resolution. For even faster speeds, simply drop your resolution and take advantage of maximum speeds of up to 150 fps. With blazing fast hi-speed capabilities, there’s nothing that gets past your EPIC DRAGON.

Media
Coverage


REDMAG SSD media is a solid state media solution for your EPIC DRAGON camera. Storage capacities of 48GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB allow you to choose the media that fits your storage and budgetary requirements for any production. For the fastest data rates and lowest compression, the 512GB REDMAG serves as the ideal candidate for optimal image acquisition. Reliable, simple and tough—with REDMAG SSDs, your media is covered.

Media Coverage
SENSOR 19 MEGAPIXEL DRAGON™
PIXEL ARRAY 6144 (h) x 3160 (v)
S/N RATIO 80db
DYNAMIC RANGE 16.5+ stops
MAX IMAGE AREA 6144 (h) x 3160 (v)
LENS COVERAGE 30.7mm (h) x 15.8mm (v) x 34.5 mm (d)
ACQUISITION FORMATS

6K RAW (2:1, 2.4:1)
5K RAW (Full Frame, 2:1, 2.4:1 and Anamorphic 2:1)
4.5K RAW (2.4:1)
4K RAW (16:9, HD, 2:1 and Anamorphic 2:1)
3K RAW (16:9, 2:1 and Anamorphic 2:1) 
2K RAW (16:9, 2:1 and Anamorphic 2:1)
1080p RGB (16:9) 
720p RGB (16:9)

PROJECT FRAME RATES 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 47.96, 48, 50, 59.94 fps, all resolutions
DELIVERY FORMATS*

4K : DPX, TIFF, OpenEXR (RED RAY via optional encoder)
2K : DPX, TIFF, OpenEXR (RED RAY via optional encoder) 
1080p RGB or 4:2:2, 720p 4:2:2 : Quicktime, JPEG 
Avid AAF, MXF. 1080p 4.2.0, 720p 4:2:0 : H.264, .MP4

PROGRAM OUTPUT

HD-SDI Clean Feed
SMPTE Timecode, HANC Metadata, 24-bit 48Khz Audio

MONITOR OUTPUT

HD-SDI and HDMI with Frame Guides and Look Around 
2K RGB, 1080p RGB or 4:2:2, 720p RGB or 4:2:2 
SMPTE Timecode, HANC Metadata, 24-bit 48Khz Audio

DIGITAL MEDIA REDMAG (SSD) Module (64, 128, 256, 512GB Media)
REDCODE™ Compression choices of 18:1 to 3:1
12 and 16-bit RAW : Compression choices of 18:1 to 3:1
1-100 fps 6K 
1-120 fps 5K, 4.5K 

1-150 fps 4K 
1-200 fps 3K 

1-300 fps 2K
AUDIO

2 channel, uncompressed, 24 bit, 48kHz. 
Optional 4 channel, and AES / EBU digital audio.

MONITORING OPTIONS

RED LCD 5" and 9” Touchscreen Display 
BOMB EVF™ High Definition Viewfinder

REMOTE CONTROL Wireless, Ethernet, RS232, GPI Trigger
WEIGHT 5lbs. Body only
CONSTRUCTION Aluminum Alloy
TEMPERATURE RANGES

Operating Range: 0˚C to +40˚C (32˚F to 104˚F) 
Storage Range: -20˚C to +50˚C (-4˚F to 122˚F)

* FROM REDCINE-X

Tech specs reflect both current and projected information. Everything is subject to change.