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WEAPON CAMERA BRAIN


The camera BRAIN is the primary building block of the RED system, housing the image sensor and advanced computing components. A WEAPON BRAIN is capable of data write speeds of 300 MB/s, can simultaneously record in REDCODE RAW and Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHR/HD, and is offered with three sensor options - delivering incredible dynamic range and up to 8K resolution.


CHOOSE YOUR SENSOR:



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MONSTRO 8K VV

  • 35.4 Megapixel CMOS Sensor
  • 40.96 mm x 21.60 mm (Diag: 46.31 mm)

RED's premier sensor provides cinematic Full Frame lens coverage and delivers 17+ stops of dynamic range

Shop Now $79,500
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HELIUM 8K S35

  • 35.4 Megapixel CMOS Sensor
  • 29.90 mm x 15.77 mm (Diag: 33.80 mm)

8K resolution in a Super 35 format and recipient of the highest DxO score ever

Shop Now $49,500
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DRAGON 6K S35

  • 19.4 Megapixel CMOS Sensor
  • 30.7 mm x 15.8 mm (Diag: 34.5 mm)

The RED DRAGON sensor delivers up to 75 fps in a 6K Super 35 frame

Shop Now $49,500

SUPERIOR IMAGE QUALITY

WEAPON® combines advanced color science with incredible dynamic range. The result is cinema image quality that breathes life into your footage. Showcase the depths of shadows as well as highlight roll-off to capture otherwise imperceptible details.

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RESOLUTION MATTERS

WEAPON delivers stunning resolution and image quality—creating clean and organic images that bring your footage to life. RED has taken the next step in exceeding the flexibility and beauty offered by film - up to 17x more resolution than HD—and over 4x more than 4K.

INTELLIGENT DESIGN

The DSMC2® form factor is our smallest and lightest BRAIN® ever. With features like cable-free peripherals, integrated media bay, wireless control, and more—WEAPON is the most powerful and intuitive camera to date. It is also compatible with a growing arsenal of modules and accessories—from RED and other Third-Party manufacturers. Tack on interchangeable OLPFs and lens mounts and WEAPON gives you the ultimate control over your footage.

Your Workflow. Simplified.

Shooting RAW has never been this easy. RED's proprietary REDCODE RAW file format, also referred to simply as R3D, gives you maximum flexibility during post. WEAPON offers greater creative freedom via its ability to simultaneously record in both R3D and Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHR/HD.

Technical Specifications



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WEAPON 8K VV

SENSOR TYPE MONSTRO 35.4 Megapixel CMOS
EFFECTIVE PIXELS 8192 × 4320
SENSOR SIZE 40.96 mm x 21.60 mm (Diagonal: 46.31 mm)
DYNAMIC RANGE 17+ stops
MAX DATA RATES

Up to 300 MB/s using RED MINI-MAG (480GB & 960GB)
Up to 225 MB/s using RED MINI-MAG (120GB & 240GB)

MAX FRAME RATES

60 fps at 8K Full Format (8192 × 4320), 75 fps at 8K 2.4:1 (8192 × 3456)
60 fps at 7K Full Format (7168 × 3780), 75 fps at 7K 2.4:1 (7168 × 3024)
75 fps at 6K Full Format (6144 × 3240), 100 fps at 6K 2.4:1 (6144 × 2592)
96 fps at 5K Full Format (5120 × 2700), 120 fps at 5K 2.4:1 (5120 × 2160)
120 fps at 4K Full Format (4096 × 2160), 150 fps at 4K 2.4:1 (4096 × 1728)
150 fps at 3K Full Format (3072 × 1620), 200 fps at 3K 2.4:1 (3072 × 1296)
240 fps at 2K Full Format (2048 × 1080), 300 fps at 2K 2.4:1 (2048 × 864)

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

5:1 REDCODE for 8K Full Format (8192 × 4320) at 24 fps
12:1 REDCODE for 8K Full Format (8192 × 4320) at 60 fps
2:1 REDCODE for 4K Full Format (4096 × 2160) at 24 fps
3:1 REDCODE for 4K Full Format (4096 × 2160) at 60 fps

REDCODE RAW ACQUISITION FORMATS

8K Full Format (8192 × 4320), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 14:9, 8:9, 3:2, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x, 1.25x
7K Full Format (7168 × 3780), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 8:9, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x
6K Full Format (6144 × 3240), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 8:9, 3:2, 4:3, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x, 1.25x
5K Full Format (5120 × 2700), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 8:9, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x
4K Full Format (4096 × 2160), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 8:9, 3:2, 4:3, 5:4, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, 1:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x
3K Full Format (3072 × 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 Format (2048 × 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

ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422 and ProRes 422 LT at 4K (4096 × 2160) up to 29.97 fps
ProRes 4444 XQ and ProRes 4444 at 2K (2048 × 1080) up to 120 fps
ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422 and ProRes 422 LT at 2K (2048 × 1080) up to 120 fps

AVID CODECS

DNxHR HQX at 4K (4096 × 2160) 12-bit up to 29.97 fps
DNxHR HQ, SQ and LB at 4K (4096 × 2160) 8-bit up to 29.97 fps 
DNxHR 444 at 2K (2048 × 1080) 12-bit up to 120 fps
DNxHD 444 and HQX (1920 × 1080) 10-bit up to 120 fps
DNxHD HQ, SQ and LB (1920 × 1080) 8-bit up to 120 fps 

CONSTRUCTION

Carbon Fiber, Magnesium, and Aluminum Alloy

WEIGHT

3.3 lbs (BRAIN with Integrated Media Bay)

OPERATING TEMPERATURE

0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)

STORAGE TEMPERATURE

–20°C to 50°C (–4°F to 122°F)

RELATIVE HUMIDITY

0% to 85% non-condensing

COLOR MANAGEMENT

Supports 33×33×33, 32×32×32, 26×26×26, and 17×17×17 3D LUTs
Variable number of 3D LUT outputs with DSMC2 expander module
User programmable shaper 1D LUTs
Tetrahedral interpolation, 16-bit processing

AUDIO

Integrated dual channel digital stereo microphones, uncompressed, 24-bit 48 kHz Optional 2 additional channels with DSMC2 expander module, uncompressed, 24-bit 48 kHz

REMOTE CONTROL

Integrated R.C.P. WiFi antenna
Ethernet, RS232, and GPI Trigger with DSMC2 expander module

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, DSMC2 RED Touch 7.0" LCD and DSMC2 RED EVF (OLED) with cable-free connection.
RED Touch 9.0" LCD, RED Touch 7.0" LCD, REDTouch 5.0" LCD, RED PRO 7" LCD, BOMB EVF (OLED) and BOMB EVF (LCOS) compatible with DSMC2 LEMO Adaptor A and LCD/EVF cable.

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

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.

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WEAPON 8K S35

SENSOR TYPE HELIUM 35.4 Megapixel CMOS
EFFECTIVE PIXELS 8192 x 4320
SENSOR SIZE 29.90 mm x 15.77 mm (Diagonal: 33.80 mm)
DYNAMIC RANGE 16.5+ stops
MAX DATA RATES

Up to 300 MB/s using RED MINI-MAG (480GB & 960GB)
Up to 225 MB/s using RED MINI-MAG (120GB & 240GB)

MAX FRAME RATES

60 fps at 8K Full Format (8192 x 4320), 75 fps at 8K 2.4:1 (8192 x 3456)
60 fps at 7K Full Format (7168 x 3780), 75 fps at 7K 2.4:1 (7168 x 3024)
75 fps at 6K Full Format (6144 x 3240), 100 fps at 6K 2.4:1 (6144 x 2592)
96 fps at 5K Full Format (5120 x 2700), 120 fps at 5K 2.4:1 (5120 x 2160)
120 fps at 4K Full Format (4096 x 2160), 150 fps at 4K 2.4:1 (4096 x 1728)
150 fps at 3K Full Format (3072 x 1620), 200 fps at 3K 2.4:1 (3072 x 1296)
240 fps at 2K Full Format (2048 x 1080), 300 fps at 2K 2.4:1 (2048 x 864)

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

5:1 REDCODE for 8K Full Format (8192 × 4320) at 24 fps
12:1 REDCODE for 8K Full Format (8192 × 4320) at 60 fps
2:1 REDCODE for 4K Full Format (4096 × 2160) at 24 fps
3:1 REDCODE for 4K Full Format (4096 × 2160) at 60 fps

REDCODE RAW ACQUISITION FORMATS

8K Full Format (8192 × 4320), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 14:9, 8:9, 3:2, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x, 1.25x
7K Full Format (7168 × 3780), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 8:9, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x
6K Full Format (6144 × 3240), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 8:9, 3:2, 4:3, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x, 1.25x
5K Full Format (5120 × 2700), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 8:9, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x
4K Full Format (4096 × 2160), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 8:9, 3:2, 4:3, 5:4, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, 1:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x
3K Full Format (3072 × 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 Format (2048 × 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

ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422 and ProRes 422 LT at 4K (4096 × 2160) up to 29.97 fps
ProRes 4444 XQ and ProRes 4444 at 2K (2048 × 1080) up to 120 fps
ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422 and ProRes 422 LT at 2K (2048 × 1080) up to 120 fps

AVID CODECS

DNxHR HQX at 4K (4096 × 2160) 12-bit up to 29.97 fps
DNxHR HQ, SQ and LB at 4K (4096 × 2160) 8-bit up to 29.97 fps 
DNxHR 444 at 2K (2048 × 1080) 12-bit up to 120 fps
DNxHD 444 and HQX (1920 × 1080) 10-bit up to 120 fps
DNxHD HQ, SQ and LB (1920 × 1080) 8-bit up to 120 fps 

CONSTRUCTION

Carbon Fiber, Magnesium, and Aluminum Alloy

WEIGHT

3.3 lbs (BRAIN with Integrated Media Bay)

OPERATING TEMPERATURE

0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)

STORAGE TEMPERATURE

–20°C to 50°C (–4°F to 122°F)

RELATIVE HUMIDITY

0% to 85% non-condensing

COLOR MANAGEMENT

Supports 33×33×33, 32×32×32, 26×26×26, and 17×17×17 3D LUTs
Variable number of 3D LUT outputs with DSMC2 expander module
User programmable shaper 1D LUTs
Tetrahedral interpolation, 16-bit processing

AUDIO

Integrated dual channel digital stereo microphones, uncompressed, 24-bit 48 kHz Optional 2 additional channels with DSMC2 expander module, uncompressed, 24-bit 48 kHz

REMOTE CONTROL

Integrated R.C.P. WiFi antenna
Ethernet, RS232, and GPI Trigger with DSMC2 expander module

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, DSMC2 RED Touch 7.0" LCD and DSMC2 RED EVF (OLED) with cable-free connection.
RED Touch 9.0" LCD, RED Touch 7.0" LCD, REDTouch 5.0" LCD, RED PRO 7" LCD, BOMB EVF (OLED) and BOMB EVF (LCOS) compatible with DSMC2 LEMO Adaptor A and LCD/EVF cable.

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

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.

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WEAPON 6K S35

SENSOR TYPE RED DRAGON 19.4 Megapixel CMOS
EFFECTIVE PIXELS 6144 x 3160
SENSOR SIZE 30.7 mm x 15.8 mm (Diagonal: 34.5 mm)
DYNAMIC RANGE 16.5+ stops
MAX DATA RATES

Up to 300 MB/s using RED MINI-MAG (480GB & 960GB)
Up to 225 MB/s using RED MINI-MAG (120GB & 240GB)

MAX FRAME RATES

75 fps at 6K Full Format (6144 x 3160), 100 fps at 6K 2.4:1 (6144 x 2592)
96 fps at 5K Full Format (5120 x 2700), 120 fps at 5K 2.4:1 (5120 x 2160)
120 fps at 4K Full Format (4096 x 2160), 150 fps at 4K 2.4:1 (4096 x 1728)
150 fps at 3K Full Format (3072 x 1620), 200 fps at 3K 2.4:1 (3072 x 1296)
240 fps at 2K Full Format (2048 x 1080), 300 fps at 2K 2.4:1 (2048 x 864)

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

3:1 REDCODE for 6K Full Format (6144 x 3160) at 24 fps
7:1 REDCODE for 6K Full Format (6144 x 3160) at 60 fps
2:1 REDCODE for 4K Full Format (4096 x 2160) at 24 fps
3:1 REDCODE for 4K Full Format (4096 x 2160) at 60 fps

REDCODE RAW ACQUISITION FORMATS

6K Full Format (6144 x 3160), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 3:2, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x, 1.25x
5K Full Format (5120 x 2700), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x
4K Full Format (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 Format (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 Format (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

ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422 and ProRes 422 LT at 4K (4096 × 2160) up to 29.97 fps
ProRes 4444 XQ and ProRes 4444 at 2K (2048 × 1080) up to 120 fps
ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422 and ProRes 422 LT at 2K (2048 × 1080) up to 120 fps

AVID CODECS

DNxHR HQX at 4K (4096 × 2160) 12-bit up to 29.97 fps
DNxHR HQ, SQ and LB at 4K (4096 × 2160) 8-bit up to 29.97 fps
DNxHR 444 at 2K (2048 × 1080) 12-bit up to 120 fps
DNxHD 444 and HQX (1920 × 1080) 10-bit up to 120 fps
DNxHD HQ, SQ and LB (1920 × 1080) 8-bit up to 120 fps

CONSTRUCTION

Carbon Fiber, Magnesium, and Aluminum Alloy

WEIGHT

3.3 lbs (BRAIN with Integrated Media Bay)

OPERATING TEMPERATURE

0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)

STORAGE TEMPERATURE

–20°C to 50°C (–4°F to 122°F)

RELATIVE HUMIDITY

0% to 85% non-condensing

COLOR MANAGEMENT

Supports 33×33×33, 32×32×32, 26×26×26, and 17×17×17 3D LUTs
Variable number of 3D LUT outputs with DSMC2 expander module
User programmable shaper 1D LUTs
Tetrahedral interpolation, 16-bit processing

AUDIO

Integrated dual channel digital stereo microphones, uncompressed, 24-bit 48 kHz
Optional 2 additional channels with DSMC2 expander module, uncompressed, 24-bit 48 kHz

REMOTE CONTROL

Integrated R.C.P. WiFi antenna
Ethernet, RS232, and GPI Trigger with DSMC2 expander module

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, DSMC2 RED Touch 7.0" LCD and DSMC2 RED EVF (OLED) with cable-free connection. RED Touch 9.0" LCD, RED Touch 7.0" LCD, RED Touch 5.0" LCD, RED PRO 7" LCD, BOMB EVF (OLED) and BOMB EVF (LCOS) compatible with DSMC2 LEMO Adaptor A and LCD/EVF cable.

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

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.