DSMC2 Cameras Follow

Overview 

As of May 21st, 2018, RED revamped its camera offerings. RED now offers the following cameras:

  • DSMC2 MONSTRO: Offers the same tech specs as the earlier WEAPON MONSTRO 8K VV camera. Now available in Aluminum Alloy. Upon request, this camera is also available in Carbon Fiber construction, or with a MONSTRO Monochrome sensor. 
  • DSMC2 HELIUM: Offers the same tech specs as the WEAPON HELIUM 8K S35 camera. Now available in Aluminum Alloy. Upon request, this camera is also available with a HELIUM 8K S35 Monochrome sensor.
  • DSMC2 GEMINI: Offers better data rates and REDCODE settings than the EPIC-W 5K S35 GEMINI camera, while still offering the same features and functionality. Now available in Aluminum Alloy.
  • DSMC2 DRAGON-X: Features the DRAGON sensor and IPP2 technology in the same camera.

For more information on these new cameras, see the RED Store. RED is no longer selling the following cameras: WEAPON, EPIC-W, SCARLET-W, and RED RAVEN.

Initial deliveries of the DSMC2 cameras shipped with the PROFESSIONAL coin. All current orders ship with the DSMC2 coin.

Why is this change happening?

We simplified our portfolio, found efficiencies, and are passing along the benefits to our users. The full potential of the DSMC2 BRAIN is available to all—just choose your sensor based on the resolution and optical format you need.

Is the name of my camera changing?

If you received your RED camera before May 2018, the name of your camera may change in the camera menu when you upgrade to v7.0.3 or later. To see the name of your camera, go to Menu > Settings > Maintenance > System Status > Camera Info

Current Camera Name Before v7.0.3 New Camera Name in v7.0.3
WEAPON MONSTRO 8K VV DSMC2 MONSTRO 8K VV
WEAPON RED DRAGON 8K VV DSMC2 DRAGON 8K VV
WEAPON 8K VV ANAMORPHIC DSMC2 DRAGON 8K VV ANAMORPHIC
WEAPON 8K S35 DSMC2 HELIUM 8K S35
WEAPON 8K S35 MONOCHROME DSMC2 HELIUM 8K S35 MONOCHROME
WEAPON 6K (CARBON FIBER) DSMC2 DRAGON 6K S35 (CF)
WEAPON 6K (MAGNESIUM) DSMC2 DRAGON 6K S35 (Mg)

 Upgrade and Trade-In Options

To find out which upgrade program and/or trade-in option is available on your camera model, please visit our Upgrades & Trade-Ins page here. Select the camera you currently own to find out what options are available to you.

Will my camera's serial number change?

If you upgrade your camera under a DSMC2 Board Upgrade, DSMC2 Sensor Upgrade, or DSMC2 DRAGON-X Upgrade program, your camera's serial number will remain the same.

If you trade-in your camera, the new DSMC2 BRAIN will have a new serial number.

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