4k footage was a big theme at NAB. We were thrilled to be in an arena where we were surrounded by the industry’s best 4k technology. After talking to many of our customers, we realized there is a great need for 4k footage, so we’re making it a top priority this year! As a result, we purchased our very own Scarlet X! We’ll be using it to bring you a whole new library of amazing 4K content. Not familiar with the camera? Here’s some info on what this powerful little machine can do.
The Scarlet-X is part of the Red Digital Cinema line of professional cameras. It can shoot 4k videos and 5k still photos. It can shoot 4k REDCODE raw at 30 frames per second. It has 18 stops of dynamic range, broadening lighting exposure. It can use Leica, Canon and Nikon lenses, making it a versatile camera with lots of range. Still want more info? Here are the specs:
|SENSOR||14 MEGAPIXEL MYSTERIUM-X™|
|PIXEL ARRAY||5120 (h) x 2700 (v)|
|DYNAMIC RANGE||13.5 stops, up to 18 stops with HDRx™ 6 fps with 5K FF and HDRx On 15 fps with 4K HD and HDRx™ On|
|MAX IMAGE AREA||5120 (h) x 2700 (v)|
|LENS COVERAGE||27.7mm (h) x 14.6mm (v) = 31.4 mm (d)|
|MAX DEPTH OF FIELD||Equivalent to S35mm (Motion) / APS-H (Still) lenses|
|ACQUISITION FORMATS||5K FF REDCODE RAW (Full Frame)
4K HD REDCODE RAW
3K HD REDCODE RAW
1080p REDCODE RAW
1K REDCODE RAW
|PROJECT FRAME RATES||23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 47.96, 48, 50, 59.97|
|MONITOR/PROGRAM OUTPUT||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|
|DIGITAL MEDIA||REDMAG (SSD) Module : (64, 128, 256GB Media)|
|REDCODE™||16-bit RAW Processing : Compression choices of 18:1 to 3:1
1-12 fps 5K FF
1-30 fps 4K HD
1-48 fps 3K HD
1-60 fps 1080p HD
1-120 fps 1K
|AUDIO||2 channel, uncompressed, 24 bit, 48KHz.
Optional 4 channel, and AES / EBU digital audio.
|MONITORING OPTIONS||RED LCD 5″ Touchscreen Display
BOMB EVF™ High Definition Viewfinder
|REMOTE CONTROL||REDLINK Wireless, Ethernet, RS232, GPI Trigger|
|WEIGHT||5lbs. Body only|
|COLOR||Battleship Gray Brain Body, Black Canon Mount and Side SSD, All DSMC Modules Black|
|TEMPERATURE RANGES||Operating Range: 0˚C to +40˚C (32˚F to 104˚F)
Storage Range: -20˚C to +50˚C (-4˚F to 122˚F)
Are you excited to have some more 4k footage in your library? What should we shoot first with the new camera? Let us know! We’ll be taking requests here on our blog as well as on our Video Blocks Facebook page.
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