RED adds latest sensor options to RANGER camera system
GTC sponsor RED DIGITAL CINEMA®
has announced that its award-winning HELIUM® 8K S35 and GEMINI® 5K S35 sensors will be incorporated into the RED RANGER® camera ecosystem. These two new alternative sensors enhance the lineup for creators who prefer an integrated, all-in-one system to the more modular RED DSMC2® camera.
The RANGER HELIUM 8K S35 and RANGER GEMINI 5K S35 are already available via RED’s global network of resellers, participating rental houses, and directly through RED.
The cameras will be on display for the first time at this year's IBC
at RAI Amsterdam from 13–17 September, where RED DIGITAL CINEMA can be found in the RED meeting room on the fourth floor of the Elicium.
Spotlight on the RED RANGER camera system
Designed to meet the needs of high-end productions, the RED RANGER MONSTRO 8K VV has been well received by cinematographers since its launch earlier this year, and remains a rental house-only product.
All three sensor variants of the RED RANGER camera system include the same benefits of the compact, standardised camera body, and weigh in at around seven and a half pounds (depending on battery). The system can also handle heavy-duty power sources to satisfy power-hungry configurations and boasts a large fan for quiet, more efficient temperature management.
The RED RANGER camera system offers the following:
- three SDI outputs (two mirrored and one independent) allowing two different looks to be output simultaneously
- wide-input voltage (11.5V to 32V)
- 24V and 12V power outs (two of each)
- one 12V P-Tap
- integrated 5-pin XLR stereo audio input (line/mic/+48V selectable)
- genlock, timecode, USB, and control
- V-Lock and Gold Mount battery options are supported
As with all current RED cameras, the RANGER can simultaneously record REDCODE RAW plus Apple ProRes or AVID DNxHD or DNxHR at up to 300 MB/s write speeds. It also features RED’s end-to-end colour management and post workflow with the enhanced image processing pipeline (IPP2).
Expanded range offers more choice
RED now offers two separate, but equally robust, product lineups that give content creators more choice. The DSMC2 ecosystem continues to provide a dynamic and modular cinema camera for users who value maximum flexibility with plenty of configuration options whilst RED RANGER is a great choice for those preferring a less complex and more standardised alternative.
“In collaboration with rental houses to bring the RANGER MONSTRO to market, we have heard great feedback from customers which has inspired these two new variants,” said RED Digital Cinema President Jarred Land. “We’re excited to offer the RANGER line-up to a wider variety of professional productions and look forward to seeing the amazing images that are created.”
RANGER HELIUM and RANGER GEMINI ship complete with:
- New Production Top Handle
- Shimmed PL Mount
- New LCD/EVF Adaptor D with improved cable routing when used on the left side of the camera
- New 24V AC power adaptor with 3-pin 24V XLR power cable - can also be used with 24V block batteries
- Lens mount shim pack
- Compatible Hex and Torx tools
RED plans to introduce Canon EF Mount versions of both RANGER HELIUM and RANGER GEMINI later this year.
Pricing for the two new variants is £24,750 for RANGER HELIUM and £20,650 for RANGER GEMINI.