Red Digital Cinema’s new Komodo 6K camera system is now available to order. The highly anticipated Komodo 6K comes to market after extensive engineering to incorporate production-tested innovations, including a breakthrough global shutter sensor (27.03mm x 14.26mm) that maintains Red’s standard of image quality and dynamic range. The camera is packaged in a small four-cubic-inch (101.6 mm) form factor and weighs only 2.1 pounds (0.95 kgs).
Joining Red’s product lineup in its own category, Komodo includes an enviable list of features designed for professional filmmakers and content creators who want high-end visuals in an easy-to-use, compact, and versatile camera.
“Komodo has turned into quite the beast,” says Jarred Land, president of Red Digital Cinema. “This tiny chameleon of a camera packs in amazing resolution, dynamic range and image quality with a global shutter that has allowed filmmakers to capture footage in ways never thought possible.”
Komodo captures 6K at 40 fps, 6K WS at 50 fps, and 4K at 60 fps. Highlights of the camera include an RF mount for users to leverage adaptors for EF, PL and other lens systems, including anamorphic lenses, for maximum creative flexibility; a phase-detect based autofocus control on the integrated, color LED touch-screen display that simplifies monitoring and menu navigation; and new streamlined RedCode RAW settings (HQ, MQ, and LQ compression options) enhancing the user experience for various shooting needs.
Additional features include compatibility with CFAST 2.0 recording media, 4K SDI output, built-in wireless capabilities, and connectivity via the all new RED Control app, which is available now for iOS devices and coming soon on Android.
Komodo comes to market after extensive testing by many of the industry’s leading creatives, among them, renowned filmmaker Michael Bay, avid storyteller and artist Jason Momoa, and Emmy-nominated cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt, ASC.
“The sensor is beautiful,” says Bay. “I always wanted something this small, this sophisticated in terms of a high-quality image. It’s very lightweight; very handheld.”
Messerschmidt says, “There is no other camera on the market with a global shutter that is this size and this versatile. And yet there are no quality compromises.”
Momoa put the Komodo to the test in the frozen tundra of New Jersey while shooting footage for Harley-Davidson. On the size and quality of the camera, he says, “It’s like cinema in the palm of your hands.”
Additionally, a dedicated community of partners worked with Red to bring Komodo and Komodo accessories to market, including Angelbird, CoreSWX, Fool Control, Gates Housing, KipperTie, SmallHD, and Wooden Camera, among others. Adobe, DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut, Assimilate, Autodesk, Avid, and Colorfront all offer post-production support for Komodo via Red’s latest SDK.
The Komodo is priced at $5,995.
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