RED DIGITAL CINEMA SCARLET-W BRAIN with DRAGON 5K Sensor (Standard OLPF)
REDCODE RAW is the format of choice for the SCARLET-W. RED's versatile raw codec uses wavelet compression to reduce data rates while maintaining a visually lossless image rendering. This efficient codec can be edited on many available NLE software programs without transcoding, though if you prefer a proxy workflow, ProRes or DNx files can be recorded simultaneously to the MINI-MAG media.
Lowering the recording resolution allows the sensor to capture higher frame rates for dramatic slow-motion footage. The SCARLET-W's DRAGON sensor windows to record slow motion, requiring wider lenses to compensate for the additional crop.
All of the SCARLET-W's power is enclosed in a relatively small body constructed out of aluminum. The BRAIN's size, or lack thereof, makes it very versatile. From studio tripod configuration to handheld and gimbal, drone, or vehicle mounted situations, the SCARLET-W can handle it all, providing cinema-grade footage that punches above the camera's weight.
5K DRAGON Sensor
As the successor to the stalwart 5K Mysterium-X sensor, the 5K DRAGON CMOS sensor brings extra resolution, dynamic range, and color depth to the table. The DRAGON design is not a rehash of a previous fabrication. Working from the ground up, the team at RED developed this sensor with an updated color science, while making additional improvements in dynamic range and sensitivity. Different separately available OLPFs (Optical Low-Pass Filters) can be exchanged for the included standard OLPF for more creative options that can improve highlight handling, skin tone rendering, or low-light performance.