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RED DSMC2-Helium 8K Camera/OMOD PLUS Package / Cine Full-Frame-PL T1.5 Prime Set (20-85mm/T1.5) 5-lens package (PL mount)

Shoot Kit 9- MB19/20/FF4/O'Con 2060/2575/Tall/Short

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Latest RED DSMC-2 Helium 8K large sensor digital film camera complete with OFFHOLLYWOOD Command RT integrated module for additional functionality.

This combination effectively turns a RED Weapon 8K camera into a RED DSMC2 PLUS with built-in WLCS receiver and lockit box, similar to Alexa PLUS.

Please note that this used to be called a RED EPIC-W camera but has been upgraded to Weapon spec and is now known as a RED DSMC2 Helium, as it includes a Helium Sensor and 8K/60 Weapon specifications

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

Sigma Cinema FF Prime Set (20-85mm/T1.5) 5-lens package (PL mount) for 4K Cinematography

VMI hires the extremely fast (T1.5) Sigma cinema prime lens set in PL mount offering 4K lens quality to PL mounted Digital film and large sensor cameras.  

5 lens package 20-85mm/T1.5 with Full Frame (FF Φ43.3) and S35 coverage.

Please read the independent IMAGO review of the Sigma lenses here.

Compatible with all cameras with PL mount including Full Frame cameras too without adaptation.  Also compatible with Sony A7S and other cameras with suitable lens adapter.  Please request suitable adapters when ordering.

All are rated for full 4K resolution and include follow focus rings, clear focus scaling and are fully manual throughout and the build quality is first class.  

VMI are offering 5 of the 7 Cinema Prime lenses in the range at this package price with additional focal lengths available separately.

These lenses are optimised for cinema use and all feature a 9-blade aperture diaphragm for a beautiful full rounded bokeh.

  • All are T1.5-T16
  • All have 95mm front
  • All have Full Frame coverage FF Φ43.3
  • PL mount (note that VMI also supply these lenses in EF mount)

VMI Sigma 5 lens Cine Prime Set Comprising

  • Sigma 20mm/T1.5 FF Prime.  Close Focus 27cm/11"  
  • Sigma 24mm/T1.5 FF Prime.  Close Focus 25cm/10"  
  • Sigma 35mm/T1.5 FF Prime.  Close Focus 30cm/1'
  • Sigma 50mm/T1.5 FF Prime.  Close Focus 40cm/1'4"  
  • Sigma 85mm/T1.5 FF Prime.  Close Focus 85cm/2'10"  

All Sigma Cine Primes have a 95mm front diameter.

Supplied on a 3 day hire week.

 

 

 

 

 

Latest RED DSMC-2 Helium 8K large sensor digital film camera complete with OFFHOLLYWOOD Command RT integrated module for additional functionality.

This combination effectively turns a RED Weapon 8K camera into a RED DSMC2 PLUS with built-in WLCS receiver and lockit box, similar to Alexa PLUS.

Please note that this used to be called a RED EPIC-W camera but has been upgraded to Weapon spec and is now known as a RED DSMC2 Helium, as it includes a Helium Sensor and 8K/60 Weapon specifications

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
£925/day, £2775/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 300 MB/s using RED MINI-MAG (480GB & 960GB)
Up to 225 MB/s using RED MINI-MAG (120GB & 240GB)
 
REDCODE RAW MAX FRAME RATES  1 60 fps at 8K Full Format (8192 x 4320), 75 fps at 8K 2.4:1 (8192 x 3456)

60 fps at 7K Full Format (7168 x 3780), 75 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  4:1 REDCODE for 4K Full Format (4096 x 2160) at 60 fps
REDCODE RAW ACQUISITION FORMATS  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 
  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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