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RED EPIC-W PLUS 8K Helium Camera/OMOD Command RT Package / Cinema Zoom 18-80 4.4 EF servo ENG lens

Shoot Kit 8EF- MB19/FF4/Sachtler Cine 30

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Latest RED EPIC-W PLUS Helium 8K large sensor digital film camera complete with OFFHOLLYWOOD Command RT integrated module for additional functionality.

This combination effectively turns a RED EPIC-W 8K camera into an EPIC-W PLUS with built-in WLCS receiver and lockit box, similar to Alexa PLUS.

Read VMI's article: WLCS Systems, All you need to know to explore the question of how to choose between the various systems and to introduce the range of WLCS systems which VMI arguably considers the best in their field and explain why we think that they work very well in given scenarios.

Lenses

Canon 4K Cinema zoom lens with a removable zoom servo pack for ENG shoulder-mounted operation and fitted with EF mount.  

4K quality, lightweight and extremely compact covering the range of a set of primes in one lens and perfectly designed to work with Canon C300 and DSLR cameras and any other cameras with EF mounts. 

This is a lightweight and inexpensive version of the Fuji 19-90 Cabrio and Canon 17-120.  The 4.4x zoom range is extremely useful and the lightweight build (1.2kg including servo pack) and compact form-factor will make this a sure winner for documentary production.  Best of all, it has a built-in zoom servo pack which allows the operator to use the zoom rocker as you would a traditional ENG camera lens and also trigger the camera's recording function as well (camera specifications allowing).

There is built-in optical stabilisation as well and if you fit this to an auto-focus camera, then you can also use the one press AF function to shoot with auto-focus.

However, all of this functionality and portability does come at a price and this results in the lens being a slow T4.4 (F4) but you can't have everything!  

  • Compare it to the Fuji 19-90 Cabrio (T2.9) and Canon 17-120 (T2.95-3.9) and this lens is around 2 stops slower for the majority of the focal range but the positives are that it is less than half of the rental price and less than half of the weight as well (Canon CN7x17 weight 2.9kg) though it works in EF mode only and offers a host of additional functionality as well.
  • Comparing it with the Canon 24-70 and 70-200 L USM zooms which are both F2.8, it is also 2 stops slower than these too but as already mentioned, offers additional functionality not available to these other lenses and that all-important zoom rocker for ENG mode.

Canon EF Servo Zoom 18-80/T4.4 L IS KAS S 

  • T4.4 Consistent aperture over entire zoom range
  • Engineered for 4K with very high resolution, high contrast
  • Canon EF mount compatibility provides support for fast and accurate Dual Pixel CMOS auto focus, camera-to-lens servo power supply, automatic lens metadata acquisition for easy post-processing, and lens functions such as peripheral illumination correction.
  • Optional Canon ZSG-C10 remote zoom grip (standard on VMI package) offers fluid zoom control, a dedicated one-shot AF button, and the flexibility to use handheld, shoulder-mounted or with a tripod
  • Covers APS-C & Super 35 Sensor Sizes
  • 9 Blade Iris for Attractive Bokeh
  • DC & USM motors for fast, fluid and quiet servo zoom and focus control
  • Drone friendly: weighs Only 1.2kg with servo pack.
  • Consistent contrast, resolution and field illumination across the whole focus and zoom range
  • Compatible with all EF cameras and accessories
  • Colour-matched to existing prime and zoom lenses
  • High optical resolving power and optomechanical design to meet all 4K shooting requirements
    Significantly reduced ‘focus breathing’ means less distortion and more consistent shooting
  • 114mm front element.

Supplied on a 4 day hire rate.

 

Latest RED EPIC-W PLUS Helium 8K large sensor digital film camera complete with OFFHOLLYWOOD Command RT integrated module for additional functionality.

This combination effectively turns a RED EPIC-W 8K camera into an EPIC-W PLUS with built-in WLCS receiver and lockit box, similar to Alexa PLUS.

Read VMI's article: WLCS Systems, All you need to know to explore the question of how to choose between the various systems and to introduce the range of WLCS systems which VMI arguably considers the best in their field and explain why we think that they work very well in given scenarios.

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Package Price
£745/day, £2235/week
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Optional Accessories

Guides

Wireless Lens Control Systems - all you need to know

Everything you wanted to know about 4K but were too afraid to ask...

Do we adopt 4K now or wait for 8K?

The Case for and against 4K

Shooting with HD Video lenses on large sensor cameras

Large Sensor Cameras - Everything that you need to know

 

Guides:

RED EPIC-W Specs

SENSOR  
SENSOR TYPE HELIUM 35.4 Megapixel CMOS
EFFECTIVE PIXELS 8192 x 4320
SENSOR SIZE 29.90 mm x 15.77 mm (Diagonal: 33.80 mm)
DYNAMIC RANGE 16.5+ stops
SIGNAL-TO-NOISE-RATIO 80 dB
   
   
RECORDING  
MAX DATA RATES Up to 275 MB/s using RED MINI-MAG (512GB & 1TB) 
Up to 225 MB/s using RED MINI-MAG (120GB & 240GB)
REDCODE RAW MAX FRAME RATES  1 30 fps at 8K Full Format (8192 x 4320), 30 fps at 8K 2.4:1 (8192 x 3456) 
30 fps at 7K Full Format (7168 x 3780), 40 fps at 7K 2.4:1 (7168 x 3024) 
75 fps at 6K Full Format (6144 x 3240), 100 fps at 6K 2.4:1 (6144 x 2592) 
96 fps at 5K Full Format (5120 x 2700), 120 fps at 5K 2.4:1 (5120 x 2160) 
120 fps at 4K Full Format (4096 x 2160), 150 fps at 4K 2.4:1 (4096 x 1728) 
150 fps at 3K Full Format (3072 x 1620), 200 fps at 3K 2.4:1 (3072 x 1296) 
240 fps at 2K Full Format (2048 x 1080), 300 fps at 2K 2.4:1 (2048 x 864)
PLAYBACK FRAME RATES  23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 47.95, 48, 50, 59.94, 60 fps, all resolutions
(PROJECT TIMEBASE)
REDCODE SETTINGS  6:1 REDCODE for 8K Full Format (8192 x 4320) at 24 fps 
RANGE FROM 2:1 UP TO 22:1  1 7:1 REDCODE for 8K Full Format (8192 x 4320) at 30 fps 
  2:1 REDCODE for 4K Full Format (4096 x 2160) at 24 fps 
  4:1 REDCODE for 4K Full Format (4096 x 2160) at 60 fps
REDCODE RAW  8K Full Format (8192 x 4320), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 3:2, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x, 1.25x 
ACQUISITION FORMATS  2 7K Full Format (7168 x 3780), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x 
  6K Full Format (6144 x 3240), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x, 1.25x 
  5K Full Format (5120 x 2700), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, 5:4, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x 
  4K Full Format (4096 x 2160), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, 5:4, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x 
  3K Full Format (3072 x 1620), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, 5:4, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x 
  2K Full Format (2048 x 1080), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, 5:4, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x
APPLE PRORES 422 HQ, 422 and 422 LT at 4K (4096 × 2160) up to 29.97 fps 
4444 XQ and 4444 at 2K (2048 × 1080) up to 120 fps 
422 HQ, 422 and 422 LT at 2K (2048 × 1080) up to 120 fps
AVID CODECS  3 DNxHR HQX at 4K (4096 × 2160) 12-bit up to 29.97 fps 
DNxHR HQ, SQ and LB at 4K (4096 × 2160) 8-bit up to 29.97 fps  
DNxHR 444 at 2K (2048 × 1080) 12-bit up to 120 fps 
DNxHD 444 and HQX (1920 × 1080) 10-bit up to 120 fps 
DNxHD HQ, SQ and LB (1920 × 1080) 8-bit up to 120 fps 
   
   
GENERAL  
CONSTRUCTION Magnesium and Aluminum Alloy
WEIGHT 3.35 lbs (BRAIN with Integrated Media Bay)
OPERATING TEMPERATURE 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
STORAGE TEMPERATURE –20°C to 50°C (–4°F to 122°F)
RELATIVE HUMIDITY 0% to 85% non-condensing
   
   
FEATURES  
COLOR MANAGEMENT Supports 33×33×33, 32×32×32, 26×26×26, and 17×17×17 3D LUTs 
Variable number of 3D LUT outputs with DSMC2 expander module 
User programmable shaper 1D LUTs 
Tetrahedral interpolation, 16-bit processing
AUDIO Integrated dual channel digital stereo microphones, uncompressed, 24-bit 48 kHz 
Optional 2 additional channels with DSMC2 expander module, uncompressed, 24-bit 48 kHz
REMOTE CONTROL Integrated REDLINK WiFi antenna 
Ethernet, RS232, and GPI Trigger with DSMC2 expander module
MONITOR OUTPUTS 3G-SDI (HD-SDI) and HDMI with DSMC2 expander module 
1080p RGB or 4:2:2, 720p RGB or 4:2:2 
480p RGB or 4:2:2 (HDMI Only) 
SMPTE Timecode, HANC Metadata, 24-bit 48 kHz Audio
MONITOR OPTIONS DSMC2 RED Touch 4.7" LCD, DSMC2 RED Touch 7.0" LCD and DSMC2 RED EVF (OLED) with cable-free connection. 
RED Touch 9.0" LCD, RED Touch 7.0" LCD, RED Touch 5.0" LCD, RED PRO 7" LCD, BOMB EVF (OLED) and BOMB EVF (LCOS) compatible with DSMC2 LEMO Adaptor A and LCD/EVF cable.
   
   
SOFTWARE  
REDCINE-X PRO  4K: DPX, TIFF, OpenEXR (.RED via RRencode plugin) 
DELIVERY FORMATS 2K: DPX, TIFF, OpenEXR (.RED via RRencode plugin) 
  1080p RGB 4:2:2, 720p 4:2:2 : QuickTime, JPEG, AVID AAF, MXF 
  1080p 4:2:0, 720p 4:2:0 : H.264, .MP4
VIDEO EDITING SOFTWARE  Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer 
COMPATIBILITY  4

DaVinci Resolve, Edius Pro, Final Cut Pro, Vegas Pro

 

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