Mar 27 2018

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RED GEMINI – A NEW 5K CAMERA WITH DUAL SENSITIVITY

 RED digital cinema has added up a new interesting edition of a  camera with dual sensitivity and low light performance.

The GEMINI 5K S35 sensor has dual sensitivity modes to provide greater flexibility for a variety of shooting environments, cinematographers has a choice to select  to shoot in standard mode for well-lit conditions and Low light mode  for low light  environments, the RED EPIC-W with GEMINI 5K S35 sensor delivers incredible dynamic range and produces cinematic quality images.

Since DSLR full frame sensor cameras has ability to shoot in a very dark environment by pushing ISO beyond 2000, but with a compromise of compressed data. RED has really come with a digital cinema camera which has ability to shoot with a ISO 3600 and more is a game changer.

The GEMINI 5K S35 sensor delivers exceptional low-light performance allowing for cleaner imagery with less noise and better shadow detail.  Operators can easily switch between modes through the camera’s on-screen menu with no down time.

The Gemini uses large pixels and is an S35 5K 30.72mm x 18mm sized sensor that RED claims are 2 stops more sensitive than Helium. The Gemini sensor is housed in a custom DMSC2 body and can shoot 5K at up to 96fps.

SPECIAL FEATURES OF THE EPIC-W WITH GEMINI 5K S35 SENSOR

  • New 15.4 Megapixel 5K S35 sensor that delivers optimized low-light performance
  • 30.72 mm x 18 mm (Diag: 35.61 mm)
  • Dual sensitivity
  • Seamless switching between Standard and Low Light modes
  • Cinematic image quality
  • Rated at 16.5 stops Dynamic Range
  • Ships with IPP2
  • 5K up to 96 fps Full Format
  • 4K up to 30 fps and 2K up to 120 fps using ProRes or Avid
  • Simultaneously record REDCODE plus ProRes or Avid
  • Up to 275 MB/s write speeds
  • Interchangeable lens mount

CJ Rajkumar

Author/Cinematographer

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