RED Scarlet Gets Sub-$10K Price, Canon EF Lens Mount, 4K Motion

 

RED Scarlet

Following Canon’s announcement of the new EOS C300 cinema camera, RED announced details that the long-awaited Scarlet will be getting a 5K sensor, but will only capture 4K motion up to 25fps.  The price is $9750.

To be clear, the Scarlet has the same sensor size and dimensions as the EPIC.  The processing power, however, is where the limitations lie at.  If you are shooting cinema at 24p though, this is the cheapest and highest resolution you’ll find by a long shot.

RED Scarlet Back

RED Scarlet Resolution Specs

  • 5K (5120 x 2700): 12fps (HDRx 6fps)
  • 4K (4096 x 2160): 25fps (HDRx 12fps)
  • 4K QHD (3840 x 2160): 30fps (HDRx 15fps)
  • 3K (3072 x 1620): 48 fps (HDRx 25fps)
  • 2K (2048 x 1080): 60fps (HDRx 30fps)
  • 1K (1024 x 540): 120 fps (HDRx 60 fps)

Note that the 4K QHD resolution is the native resolution of that Canon C300’s sensor – even though it only records a 1920 x 1080 image.

Additionally, the Scarlet is no longer confined to an 8x fixed lens and will be available as a Canon EF lens mount – and it will autofocus with EF lenses – something the new Canon EOS C300 can’t do.

“Price for Scarlet-X, including Brain, Side SSD and Canon aluminum mount is $9,750 if ordered before December 31st, 2011. After Jan. 1st, 2012 the price for Scarlet will be $9700 for the Brain only.”

RED Scarlet

Canon Mount Package

SCARLET-X with side SSD and Al Canon Mount Package: $13,965  (includes the following)

  • Scarlet-X Brain
  • DSMC Side Handle
  • 5″ Touch LCD
  • 2x REDVolts
  • REDVolt travel charger
  • REDMAG 64GB
  • RED STATION 1.8
  • Will begin shipping on Dec 1

Titanium PL mount Package

SCARLET-X with side SSD and Ti PL Mount Package: $15,465 (includes the following)

  • Scarlet-X Brain
  • DSMC Side Handle
  • 5″ Touch LCD
  • 2x REDVolts
  • REDVolt travel charger
  • REDMAG 64GB
  • RED STATION 1.8″
  • Will begin shipping on Nov 17

Jim Jannard noted the following about the Scarlet:

DSMC means digital stills and motion camera. Stills need to be higher resolution than 3K. *So does motion. *
What seemed like a good idea 3 years ago is not a good idea now nor will it be a good idea going forward.
Additionally, a 2/3″ sensor is not big enough.
The world has moved past small sensors and low resolution.
Jim [via]

The references to 3K resolution and 2/3″ sensor are past specs for the Scarlet.

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