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SCARLET-W Monochrome BRAIN Deposit

SCARLET-W® Monochrome delivers a camera of unparalleled quality and acessibility to content creators everywhere—powered by a RED DRAGON® Monochrome sensor and featuring interchangeable lens mounts and OLPFs.

SCARLET-W Monochrome harnesses the RAW performance and impressive dynamic range of the RED DRAGON Monochrome sensor. Experience the ground-breaking image quality of the RED DRAGON Monochrome sensor—optimized for SCARLET-W. Capture the black and white cinematic quality and elegance in 5K 2.4:1 at up to 60 frames per second (fps), or 5K Full Format at 50 fps, with a monochrome sensor that exceeds the light-gathering capabilities of traditional color sensors. SCARLET-W Monochrome features sensor improvements that achieve increased light sensitivity, higher resolution and unmatched dynamic range. SCARLET-W also features numerous enhancements, including simultaneous REDCODE RAW® and Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHR/HD recording, integrated smart connectors for cable-free peripheral attachment, and faster read/write speeds for lower compression—all in a small and lightweight form factor.

Designed around the innovative modular architecture of the DSMC2® family, SCARLET-W is compatible with all of your DSMC2 accessories. Whether you are shooting with a single camera—or an entire arsenal, RED’s modular approach ensures that your DSMC2 accessories are compatible with SCARLET-W, RED RAVEN™, and WEAPON® cameras.

This product includes the SCARLET-W Monochrome BRAIN® (w/ integrated media bay), DSMC AC Power Adaptor, SCARLET-W Case, a 1-Year Standard Warranty, a DSMC2 Low Light Optimized OLPF, and more. See the Included Tab for more information.

When you purchase any new RED DRAGON camera, you may buy a RED ROCKET-X for a bundle price of $4,495. Simply add a RED ROCKET-X to your cart and the discount will be automatically applied.

NOTEThe SCARLET-W BRAIN itself does not have a DC IN power port. A port expander or power module is required to power the camera. To construct a working configuration for any BRAIN, RED recommends an expander, battery, lens mount, display, and media.

NOTEOnly one (1) expander module can be used at a time.

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Click the RED ARMOR checkbox when adding this deposit to your cart to extend the Standard Warranty by an additional 2 years.

If you don’t select RED ARMOR now—don’t worry—you’ll be able to add it later when you are notified of your order fulfillment. For more information, see our RED ARMOR FAQ.

SCARLET-W 5K Monochrome
SENSOR TYPE RED DRAGON® Monochrome 13.8 MP Super 35 mm CMOS
SENSOR SIZE 25.6 mm x 13.5 mm (Diagonal: 28.9 mm)
DYNAMIC RANGE 16.5+ stops
MAX FRAME RATES1 50 fps at 5K Full Format (5120 × 2700), 60 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)
23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 47.95, 48, 50, 59.94, 60 fps, all resolutions
RANGE FROM 2:1 UP TO 22:11
4:1 REDCODE for 5K Full Format (5120 × 2700) at 24 fps
7:1 REDCODE for 5K Full Format (5120 × 2700) at 50 fps
3:1 REDCODE for 4K Full Format (4096 × 2160) at 24 fps
6:1 REDCODE for 4K Full Format (4096 × 2160) at 60 fps
5K Full Format (5120 × 2700), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x
4K Full Format (4096 × 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 × 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 and ProRes 422 LT at 4K (4096 × 2160) up to 29.97 fps
ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422 and ProRes 422 LT at 2K (2048 × 1080) up to 60 fps
AVID CODECS3 DNxHR SQ and LB at 4K (4096 × 2160) 8-bit up to 29.97 fps 
DNxHD HQ, SQ and LB (1920 × 1080) 8-bit up to 60 fps
5K Full Format (5120 × 2700) at 24 fps and 11:1 REDCODE: 41 minutes
5K Full Format (5120 × 2700) at 48 fps and 14:1 REDCODE: 26 minutes
4.5K 2.4:1 (4608 × 1944) at 120 fps and 15:1 REDCODE: 17 minutes
WEIGHT 3.5 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 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.
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
Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer,
DaVinci Resolve, Edius Pro, Final Cut Pro, Vegas Pro

  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. Avid DNxHD/HR Codecs recording support added to DSMC2 firmware v6.3 or later.
  4. Third-party non-linear editing (NLE) applications may have limited compatibility with R3D files.
  5. Estimated recording times represent averages over the course of a typical recording to REDCODE RAW only with Pre-Record disabled and may vary depending on subject matter. It is always recommended to perform your own tests using typical camera settings and shooting conditions.



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