New prices for RED SCARLET-X and RED EPIC-X
Jim announced it some days ago in the REDUSER forum. Now it became reality. We experience a massive price drop conducted by RED DIGITAL CINEMA.
SCARLET-X: $ 7,950 (brain only)
That is about 18 % less than introductory price.
EPIC-X: $ 20,000 (brain only)
That is about 45 % less than introductory price.
EPIC-M: $ 24,000 (brain only)
That is about 39 % less than introductory price.
EPIC-X Monochrome: $ 20,000 (brain only)
That is about 52 % less than introductory price.
Goodbye old lady
The retail of the RED One will be discontinued. It was the first digital cinema camera by Jim Jannard and company. From here on you will only be able to purchase the last battle tested RED One cameras. Price will be $ 4,000.
Salute to the old lady.
The EPIC-X, EPIC-M, EPIC-X Monochrome and SCARLET-X will keep your legacy up.
RED Digital Cinema announced the EPIC-M Monochrome a few weeks ago. Two days ago, the first footage shot on it was posted on REDUSER.net by Jarred Land. It’s a video for WOLF Magazine by Steven Sebring shot at Pier 59 Studios. Very nice pictures.
RED EPIC-M Monochrome quick specs:
Native ASA 2000.
Increased net resolution ( Removal of the debayer process, so every single individual pixel is used for luminance / image data )
New Low Pass Filter to assume a reduced pixel pitch ( 1×1 vs 2×2 Bayer )
$42,000 ( brain only ) includes upgrade to Dragon Monochrome Sensor spring 2013.
Phil Holland posted a data sheet he made for the RED SCARLET-X including crop factors, max. FPS and recording times.
Here’s a tech facts comparison based on the data the two companies provide:
||Canon EOS C300
||14 MEGAPIXEL MYSTERIUM-X™
||CMOS sensor (single-panel), equivalent to Super 35mm
||5120 x 2700
||4206 x 2340
||13.5 stops, up to 18 stops with HDRx™ 6 fps with 5K FF and HDRx On 12 fps with 4K HD and HDRx™ On
||Al Canon EF (PL mount optional)
||EF mount (also available as PL mount version)
||5K FF REDCODE RAW (Full Frame)
4K HD REDCODE RAW
3K HD REDCODE RAW
1080p REDCODE RAW
1K REDCODE RAW
|Compression: 8 Bit MPEG-2 Long GOP
Maximum Bit Rate: 50Mbps (CBR)
File Format: MXF (OP-1a)
1920 x 1080
1280 x 720
|PROJECT FRAME RATES
|NTSC: 59.94P (1280 x 720), 59.94i, 29.97P, 23.98P
PAL: 50P (1280 x 720), 50i, 25P
||HD-SDI and HDMI with Frame Guides and Look Around or Clean Feed 1080p 4:2:2, 720p 4:2:2 SMPTE Timecode, HANC Metadata, 24-bit 48Khz Audio
||HD/SD-SDI Terminal BNC (output only), with embedded audio
Timecode Terminals BNC (input/output), Sync Out (BNC)
||REDMAG (SSD) Module : (64, 128, 256GB Media)
||CF Card (Type 1 Only): 2 slots (Movie files); UDMA supportedSD Card: 1 slot: Still images
||2 channel, uncompressed, 24 bit, 48KHz. Optional 4 channel, and AES / EBU digital audio.
||2-Channel, Linear PCM, 16-Bit, 48kHz. External Audio Inputs: 2 – XLR inputs
||RED LCD 5″ Touchscreen Display
BOMB EVF™ High Definition Viewfinder
|Viewfinder 0.52-inch diagonal
Color 16:9 rotatable LCD +2.0 to -5.5 diopter eye adjustment
||5lbs. Body only
||3.2 lbs. Body only
||Operating Range: 0°C to +40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Range: -20°C to +50°C (-4°F to 122°F)
|Performance: 0°-40°C (32°-104°F ), 85% (relative humidity)Operation: -5°-45°C (23°-113°F), 60% (relative humidity)