Camera RED HELIUM 8K S35 - Introducing the King of Cinema Cameras RED EPIC- W 8K S35 HELIUM. With EPIC-W, RED is bringing the EPIC name back to the fore with their new HELIUM 8K Super-35 sensor. RED HELIUM is unique in that it can record 8K high resolution when used in the classic film industry, designed for the Super 35 film format. The noise in dark areas is reduced by 20-35% compared to the previous Dragon sensor) and surpassed such a strong player as Arri Alexa at ISO 800, 1600, 3200 ASA. At the same time, 16-bit RAW files feel great and allow themselves to be pulled up quite strongly both in the area of lights and shadows. REDCODE RAW is a unique format in EPIC-W. The universal raw RED codec uses compression to reduce bit rates while maintaining lossless rendering. This efficient codec can be edited on many available NLE software products without transcoding, although if you prefer a proxy workflow, ProRes or DNX files can be written simultaneously to MINI-MAG media. Lowering the recording resolution allows the sensor to capture higher frame rates for impressive slow motion footage. All the power of the EPIC-W is housed in a relatively small magnesium and aluminum package. The size of the EPIC-W makes it very versatile. From a studio tripod configuration to handheld, drone or vehicle mounted designs, the EPIC-W can handle any of these situations. At 35.4 megapixels, the HELIUM camera's 8K sensor can show you the finest details in the captured image and will display smooth lines and shapes without the "stairstepping" artifacts found in a low resolution frame. If you need higher frame rates, lower resolutions and higher aspect ratios, EPIC-W delivers up to 300 frames per second. The RED HELIUM sensor has >16.5 stops of dynamic range, capable of representing both deep shadows and hot highlights within a single frame.
The new RED EPIC-W HELIUM 8K is capable of recording at 8k resolution with a frame rate of 30 frames per second, which is very impressive and designed for serious post-production and color grading. Fans of rapid filming will appreciate the availability of shooting at a frequency of up to 300 frames / sec in Red RAW format and up to 120 frames per second in Avid DNXHD and Apple Prores formats. Yes, you heard right, the new camera can write in popular editing formats both exclusively and in parallel (Proxy) for rough cuts right on the set. An innovation of the second generation of the camera line (DSMC2) was the support of the so-called LUT tables for more convenient monitoring of the final result with the REC709 curve right during operation. The camera also received a pair of front-mounted stereo microphones that interfaced directly with the camera's audio processor. The logic of switching external interfaces and the design of the cooling system have also changed, which made it possible to simplify work with the camera and increase its performance. After doing the first tests, let's say that the noise in the dark areas really decreased (by about 20-35% compared to the previous Dragon matrix) and surpassed such a strong player as Arri Alexa at such ISOs as: 800, 1600, 3200 ASA units. 16-bit RAW files feel great and allow themselves to be pulled up quite strongly in both highlights and shadows.
RED HELIUM 8K S35 — top camera, and its main plus is the sensor. It allows you to record video in 8K with high resolution, which is very useful in classic cinema. REDCODE RAW is a unique format in HELIUM. The RED Universal Raw Codec uses compression to reduce bit rates while maintaining rendering and lossless image quality. This efficient codec can be edited on many available NLE software products without transcoding. Also, ProRes or DNx files can be simultaneously written to the MINI-MAG media. Reducing the resolution allows the sensor to capture high frame rates for impressive slow motion footage. :
1) New 8K sensor with reduced noise level for this class of devices;
2) Video recording rate up to 300 frames per second;
3) Support for LUTs;
4) Support for Avid DNXHD/HR and Apple Prores;
5) Support for deanamorphizing inexpensive 1.33x and 1.5x anamorphic attachments.
1) Lack of support for several old lenses;
2) Lack of support for some old peripherals, such as old-style Red MAG hard drives.