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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 motion and stills in 6K 2.4:1 at up to 100 frames per second (fps), or 6K Full Frame at 75 fps, you get up to 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 up to 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

SENSOR TYPE RED DRAGON® 19.4 Megapixel CMOS
EFFECTIVE PIXELS 6144 (h) x 3160 (v)
SENSOR SIZE 30.7 mm (h) x 15.8 mm (v) x 34.5 mm (d)
DYNAMIC RANGE 16.5+ stops
SIGNAL-TO-NOISE-RATIO 80 dB


RECORDING

MAX DATA RATES Up to 200 MB/s using RED MINI-MAG® (512GB & 1TB)
Up to 170 MB/s using RED MINI-MAG® or REDMAG™ 1.8"
MAX FRAME RATES 1 75 fps at 6K Full Frame (6144 x 3160) and 13:1 REDCODE
100 fps at 6K 2.4:1 (6144 x 2592) and 14:1 REDCODE
96 fps at 5K Full Frame (5120 x 2700) and 12:1 REDCODE
120 fps at 5K 2.4:1 (5120 x 2160) and 12:1 REDCODE
100 fps at 4.5K Full Frame (4608 x 2412) and 10:1 REDCODE
120 fps at 4.5K 2.4:1 (4608 x 1944) and 10:1 REDCODE
120 fps at 4K Full Frame (4096 x 2160) and 9:1 REDCODE
150 fps at 4K 2.4:1 (4096 x 1728) and 10:1 REDCODE
150 fps at 3K Full Frame (3072 x 1620) and 7:1 REDCODE
200 fps at 3K 2.4:1 (3072 x 1296) and 8:1 REDCODE
240 fps at 2K Full Frame (2048 x 1080) and 6:1 REDCODE
300 fps at 2K 2.4:1 (2048 x 864) and 6:1 REDCODE
PLAYBACK FRAME RATES
(PROJECT TIMEBASE)
23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 47.95, 48, 50, 59.94, 60 fps, all resolutions
REDCODE® SETTINGS
RANGE FROM 2:1 UP TO 22:1 1
4:1 REDCODE for 6K (6144 x 3160) at 24 fps
10:1 REDCODE for 6K (6144 x 3160) at 60 fps
3:1 REDCODE for 5K (5120 x 2700) at 24 fps
8:1 REDCODE for 5K (5120 x 2700) at 60 fps
2:1 REDCODE for 4K (4096 x 2160) at 24 fps
2:1 REDCODE for 4K (4096 x 2160) at 24 fps
REDCODE RAW
ACQUISITION FORMATS 2
6K Full Frame (6144 x 3160), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 3:2, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x
5K Full Frame (5120 x 2700), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x
4.5K Full Frame (4608 x 2412), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 3:2, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x
4K Full Frame (4096 x 2160), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, 5:4, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x
3K Full Frame (3072 x 1620), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, 5:4, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x
2K Full Frame (2048 x 1080), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, 5:4, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x
APPLE PRORES DSMC2™ cameras only
AVID CODECS DSMC2™ cameras only


GENERAL

CONSTRUCTION Aluminum Alloy
WEIGHT 5 lbs (BRAIN® Only)
OPERATING TEMPERATURE 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
STORAGE TEMPERATURE –20°C to 50°C (–4°F to 122°F)


FEATURES

COLOR MANAGEMENT 3D LUT capabilities with REDCAST™ Module
AUDIO 2 channel, uncompressed, 24-bit 48 kHz
Optional 4 channel, and AES/EBU digital audio
REMOTE CONTROL Ethernet, RS232 and GPI Trigger
Wireless control with optional REDMOTE® and REDLINK® Bridge modules
MONITOR OUTPUTS 3G-SDI (HD-SDI) and HDMI® with DSMC2™ expander module
1080p RGB or 4:2:2, 720p RGB or 4:2:2
480p RGB or 4:2:2 (HDMI Only)
SMPTE Timecode, HANC Metadata, 24-bit 48 kHz Audio
MONITOR OPTIONS DSMC2 RED Touch 4.7" LCD and DSMC2 RED Touch 7.0" LCD compatible with DSMC2 LEMO® Adaptor B and LCD/EVF cable.
RED Touch 9.0" LCD, RED Touch 7.0" LCD, RED Touch 5.0" LCD, RED PRO 7" LCD, DSMC2 RED EVF (OLED), BOMB EVF® (OLED) and BOMB EVF (LCOS) with LCD/EVF cable.


SOFTWARE

REDCINE-X PRO®
DELIVERY FORMATS
4K: DPX, TIFF, OpenEXR (.RED via RRencode plugin)
2K: DPX, TIFF, OpenEXR (.RED via RRencode plugin)
1080p RGB 4:2:2, 720p 4:2:2 : QuickTime®, JPEG, AVID® AAF, MXF
1080p 4:2:0, 720p 4:2:0 : H.264, .MP4
VIDEO EDITING SOFTWARE
COMPATIBILITY 3
Adobe® Premiere® Pro, Avid® Media Composer®
DaVinci Resolve®, Edius Pro®, Final Cut Pro®, Vegas Pro®

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


1. REDCODE values and max frame rates may vary based on selected acquisition format, aspect ratio, project time base, Lookaround setting, and SSD. For more information on available REDCODE compression settings for all formats, see the DSMC Media Operation Guide.
2. For more information on available acquisition formats, see the DSMC Operation Guides.
3. Third-party non-linear editing (NLE) applications may have limited compatibility with R3D files.