At NAB, Red Digital Cinema unveiled the newest member of the 6K Dragon family, Weapon. Weapon features an array of performance enhancements including simultaneous on-board Redcode RAW and Apple ProRes recording (4444 XQ, 4444, 422 HQ, 422 and 422 LT) as well as 1D and 3D LUTs for precise color matching.
The Brain itself has been completely redesigned for modular performance and features on-board audio recording, improved thermal management, new interchangeable OLPFs with smart detection, an integrated top plate and built-in WiFi functionality. Capable of faster data rates with the Red Mini-Mag SSD cards, Weapon also offers tethered streaming ProRes via Ethernet while concurrently archiving R3D masters. It also offers several operating improvements such as automatic sensor calibration with a wider operating band for sensor temperature and improved low-light performance.
Available in a Magnesium or Carbon Fiber editions, Weapon will be offered as both an upgrade for existing customers as well as a new camera option. Customers who placed a deposit at NAB will also qualify for specialty pricing incentives and have the opportunity to preorder Red’s 8K sensor upgrade at a special rate.