you can use the Red Control app on an iOS or Android device through the integrated 2.4/5 GHz Wi-Fi. Wired control is also possible via the USB Type-C port and optional adapters. The camera comes with the Canon RF lens mount, which also enables compatibility with a range of lenses through the use of optional adapters. The mount will natively support mechanical RF and EF lenses. Using the optional electronic EF-to-RF adapter, the Komodo will support AF on Canon EF-mount lenses. It’s the first Red to offer AF, and the Komodo uses phase detection autofocus with compatible lenses. The touchscreen can be used for changing the focus area. The Komodo comes with integrated stereo microphones and a 3.5mm input for audio, plus genlock/ timecode/GPIO/RS232 support via a nine-pin port and a DC power input. A 12G-SDI port supports up to DCI 4K at 60fps in 10-bit 4:2:2. Located at the rear of the camera, there are dual Canon BP-9 series battery slots, which can be hot-swapped. red.com
Legendary American cinema camera firm Red has revealed the Komodo 6K, its most affordable and compact camera ever. It has a 19.9-megapixel Super 35 sensor and a global shutter, costing just £5940/$5995. The camera has autofocus and accepts Canon RF lenses. Red says it retains all the image quality and colour science of the rest of its far more pricey cameras, but here, they’re packed into an ultra-compact, all-in-one body that weighs just 950g/2.1lb and measures 100x100x100mm/4x4x4in. The sensor produces images with more than 16 stops of dynamic range and eliminates rolling shutter artifacts. It can record up to 6K at 40fps, 5K at 48fps, 4K at 60fps, and 2K at 120fps in 16-bit Redcode Raw for total quality and flexibility in post-production. For faster workflow, the camera can also record in Apple ProRes 422 HQ and 422 with DCI 4K/60p or DCI 2K up to 120fps. It records to a CFast 2.0 card, with data rates up to 280Mbps. A 2.9in touchscreen makes it easy to configure and monitor footage, or
DJI RONIN REDUX!
DJI’s popular Ronin series of motorised gimbals has expanded with the RS 2 and DJI RSC 2, both three-axis, single- handed units. The larger RS 2 is ideal for heavier camera systems, such as DSLR and compact cinema cameras, while the RSC 2 is more portable – perfect for mirrorless cameras. The RS 2 uses carbon fibre in many components, bringing weight down to 1.3kg/2.86lbs, but allowing for a payload of 4.5kg/10lbs. It offers up to 12 hours of battery life. And a new SuperSmooth mode provides extra camera stability, especially for longer focal length lenses of up to 100mm. Axis locks enable easier transportation and fast balancing, while a dual-layer camera mounting plate is compatible with both the Arca-Swiss and Manfrotto standard. There’s also a fine-tune balancing knob that allows for even more precise balancing of the camera payload during filming.
There is a built-in colour touchscreen that can display settings or a live feed from the camera, as well as controlling several intelligent shooting modes. The built-in front dial above the trigger allows for precise focus control. It complements a DJI Focus Wheel mounted on the RSA port to create two-channel focus and zoom. A new folding design makes the smaller RSC 2 easy to carry and means the gimbal can be used for vertical filming. The RSC 2 weighs in at 1.2kg/2.65lbs, 35% less than the original Ronin-S, and has a payload of up to 3kg/6.6lbs. That means it’s burly enough to handle a Panasonic S1H and a 24- 70mm lens. For remote operation, the DJI RS 2 and the RSC 2 can use the ActiveTrack 3.0 systemwhen the optional RavenEye Image Transmission System is connected. This sends a 1080p/30fps low-latency feed to a mobile device,
using the Ronin app from up to 100 metres away. And for manual-focus lenses, the 3D Focus System uses sensors mounted above the camera to provide full autofocus, using the DJI follow focus attachment. The DJI RS 2 is £699/$849 and RSC 2 is £389/$499, although various kits with accessories are also available.
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