Are RED cameras the best digital video cameras in the world? You’ll have to decide for yourself, but plenty of directors shooting Hollywood features, prime time TV shows and commercials for major agencies have voted a resounding “Yes!” DroneNerds.com offers a range of RED digital cameras and accessories to build out a complete cinematic system, including packages for complete cinema production, RED aerial video and shoulder mounts for ground video recording.
The RED video camera lines shoot ultra-high-definition video, at 4.5K or 6K resolution. Along with these camera offerings is a full array of accessories, including Brains, which determine maximum resolution, available recording formats, frame and data rate capabilities; touch LCDs; wireless and corded command modules; batteries and chargers; shoulder mounts for shake-free shooting; modules for connectivity options; and every RED accessory conceivable.
- HELIUMTM 35.4 Megapixel CMOS
- 16.5+ stops
- REDCODE RAW up to 8K Full Frame (8192 x 4320) and 30 fps
- REDCODE RAW up to 8K 2.4:1 (8192 x 3456) and 30 fps
- Apple ProRes 422 HQ up to 4K (4096 × 2160) and 29.97 fps
- Avid DNxHR HQX up to 4K (4096 × 2160) 12-bit and 29.97 fps
- 3.35 lbs (BRAIN® with Integrated Media Bay)
- 3D LUT support
- Integrated REDLINK® WiFi antenna
RED Raven 4K Video Camera
This lightweight 4K and 4.5K video recorder is compatible with gimbal mounting for drone aerial video recording. The raven makes a cinematic-quality camera available to a broad number of production companies, not just the big guys. It The Raven weighs just 3.5 pounds. It is available with mounts for some Canon, Nikon, Leica or Olympus still camera lenses, and for third-party lenses made to fit still cameras made by those brands.
RED Scarlet-W 6K Video Camera
The Scarlet-W Brain provides some seriously high-def resolution with 6K video capabilities. Its price makes it ideal for quality independent cinema production. Like the Raven, it is available with mounts for Canon, Nikon, Leica or Olympus still camera lenses. If you plan to grow the sophistication of your equipment along with your abilities, it’s good to know that Scarlet-W accessories are interchangeable with the premium Red Epic system.
RED Epic and Weapon 8K Cameras
Epic and Weapon digital cameras say professional in every sense of the word. They’re found in major feature film, network and cable studios. They shoot astonishingly clear 8K video. Both have the Helium S35 Sensor, which concentrates smaller pixels for enhanced clarity.
RED High-Performance Batteries
RED has continually evolved its battery technology, first with the Brick, and later with the Redvolt and RedVolt XL. A single advanced RedVoltXL has twice the storage of a single RedVolt. Batteries can be piggybacked for even more shooting time. Drone Nerds has them all.