RED DSMC2-Helium 8K Camera Package

8K capture with S-35 sensor


Latest RED DSMC-2 Helium 8K large sensor digital film camera complete with choice of camera backs depending on application. 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. Consider the addition of the Kippertie Revolva quick-change filter system  



EF Mount, PL Mount

Sensor Size/Coverage


Media Standard


Capture Resolution

4K, 6K, 8K, HD

  • 8K Aquisition: 35 million pixel count of Helium 8K sensor with advanced colour science allows 30/60p capture at 8K and below, allowing reframing in post production without 4k image compromise.
  • Multiple Codec Capture: Shoot in RED R-3D REDCODE RAW or 4K Apple Prores 4444 or AVID DNxHR/HD formats at up to 275MB/second onto new RED Minimag 512GB SSDs.
  • New Module Construction: DSMC2 modular format allows the camera to be fully accessorised or totally stripped back – how far you go is your choice.
  • Excellent Slow Motion Capability: 300fps slow motion capability and 6K images with the streamlined RED workflow. Upto 100p in 6K, 150p in 4K 200p in 3K or 300p in 2K – your choice.
  • Up to 16.5 stops of dynamic range – New Helium Sensor
  • Superb detail in the blacks

RED Helium Lens Coverage, 8K, 6K, 4K and crop factor

The Helium Sensor captures 6K with a regular S-35 image size without any crop, though acquiring at 8K may still produce vignetting with certain lenses.

Proxy/Alternative Codecs

Whilst the RED workflow is very well established, sometimes the quality of the RED codec is too good for small screen productions and it can sometimes be easier to use simpler codecs if you are shooting for TV or the internet.

The DSMC2-Helium allows multiple Codec Capture using the internal SSD minimag storage to permit R-3D REDCODE RAW, 4K Apple Prores 4444 or AVID DNxHR/HD formats at up to 275MB/second.

4 x RED Minimag 512GB SSDs are included as standard and more storage is available at additional charge.

Compatible DSMC2 Camera Backs

The RED DSMC2 camera platform is completely modular and as such, offers a variety of different camera backs at a nominal additional charge to suit the specific application.

    • Constructed from lightweight and durable magnesium, this expander module mounts directly to the rear of the camera BRAIN® and offers connections for the following: DC Power input (DC-IN), HDMI 1.2 output (Type A socket), 3G-SDI output (HD-SDI, 75 Ω BNC), CTRL & SYNC ports (2x 00B 4-Pin, Timecode and Genlock support), AUX Power output (P-Tap 2-Pin female), USB Power output (Type A, 5 V at 1.5 A for powering HDMI transmitters or small mobile devices), Stereo Headphone output (3.5 mm jack), Stereo Analog input (3.5 mm jack).
  • RED DSMC2 Base I/O Expander (720-0033).  This is an enhanced V-Lock back suitable also for compact portable configurations.
    • Manufactured from lightweight and durable magnesium, this low-profile module mounts directly to your DSMC2 BRAIN® and offers interface connections for power (DC-IN), HDMI, 3G-SDI (HD-SDI), CTRL and SYNC ports (for Timecode and Genlock), as well as a 3.5mm microphone input and a 3.5mm line-level headphone out.
  • RED Jetpack back for DSMC2 (720-0048).  The most portable camera back with HDSDI camera output but no battery clip.  As such, the camera must be powered by 12V power supplied by 4 pin cannon cable and is only really suited to gimbal and similar applications.
    • Featuring connections for power (DC-IN), SDI (3G-SDI), Gigabit Ethernet (GIG-E), AUX power, SYNC, and CTRL, the DSMC2 Jetpack-SDI Expander provides a low-profile expander solution. The 3G-SDI connection provides support for providing a signal to a remote monitoring solution, while the Gigabit Ethernet connection offers increased bandwidth for streaming high-quality footage. The DSMC2 Jetpack-SDI Expander is ideal for housings and low-profile configurations that require 3G-SDI outputs or computer tethering.
  • RED Production Module (720-0056) offers a comprehensive array of video, power, communication, and pro audio
  • connections, suitable for cinematography productions.
    • Constructed from lightweight and durable aluminum alloy, this module includes three BNC video connectors for maximum monitoring flexibility on-set. Two connectors output a cloned 3G-SDI signal, and one connector serves as an independent monitoring output.
    • To support production demands for on-board monitors, wireless video transmitters, wireless lens control, and focus assist systems, the module includes multiple auxiliary power outputs.
    • Two front-facing 3-Pin Fischer R/S ports support Remote Start/Stop functionality, and provide 24V power out up to a combined 2.5 Amps, A front-facing 2-Pin 0B AUX PWR port provides power out up to 3.0 Amps, A 2-Pin P-Tap connector on the top provides power out up to 3.0 Amps, A rear-facing USB 2.0 port with support for fast charging offers 5V at 1.5 Amps for powering small mobile devices.
    • Two standard 3-pin XLRs with preamplifiers are included for most professional audio needs. Each XLR input features a 3-position selector switch to designate the incoming audio signal type: Balanced Line Level, Balanced Mic Level, and Balanced Mic with +48V phantom power. Additionally, a 3.5mm line-level headphone jack allows users to monitor audio during takes and in playback mode.
    • The module features ports for power in (DC IN), Genlock (BNC), Timecode (5-pin 0B), GIG-E, and CTRL.
    • The module also features a selector switch that enables the BRAIN to automatically boot when power is provided via the DC IN connector on the module. This feature allows operators to use a connected DC input supply to turn the BRAIN on and off when the camera is mounted in remote or difficult to manoeuver locations.



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

Max Data Rates

Up to 300 MB/s using RED MINI-MAG® (480GB, 512GB, 960GB & 1TB)

Up to 225 MB/s using RED MINI-MAG (120GB & 240GB)

Max Frame Rates1

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 (Project Time Base)

23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 47.95, 48, 50, 59.94, 60 fps, all resolutions

Best Available REDCODE® Settings1

5:1 REDCODE for 8K Full Format (8192 x 4320) at 24 fps

12:1 REDCODE for 8K Full Format (8192 x 4320) at 60 fps

2:1 REDCODE for 4K Full Format (4096 x 2160) at 24 fps

3:1 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, 14:9, 8:9, 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, 8:9, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x

6K Full Format (6144 x 3240), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 8:9, 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, 8:9, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x

4K Full Format (4096 x 2160), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 8:9, 3:2, 4:3, 5:4, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, 1:1, 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

ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422 and ProRes 422 LT at 4K (4096 × 2160) up to 29.97 fps

ProRes 4444 XQ and ProRes 4444 at 2K (2048 × 1080) up to 120 fps

ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422 and ProRes 422 LT at 2K (

2048 × 1080

) up to 120 fps

Avid® Codecs

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


Carbon Fiber, Magnesium, and Aluminum Alloy


3.3 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

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


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 R.C.P.™ 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.

REDCINE-X PRO Delivery Formats

4K: DPX, TIFF, OpenEXR (.RED via RRencode plugin)

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 Compatibility2

Adobe® Premiere® Pro, Avid Media Composer®, DaVinci Resolve®, Edius Pro®, Final Cut Pro®, Vegas Pro®

1 x RED DSMC2 Helium 8K Camera (60p/8K)
1 x Wooden Camera LCD/EVF cable Male Pogo To Lemo 221700
1 x RED Sidekick Remote Panel
1 x ARRI DSMC-2 Top Handle For RED K2.0008903
1 x ARRI K2.0009664 Top Plate For RED DSMC2
1 x ARRI DSMC-2 Monitor Bracket For RED K2.0009582
1 x ARRI DSMC-2 ViewFinder Bracket MVB-1 K2.0006140
1 x ARRI EVF Attachment For RED K2.0012522
1 x RED Wooden Camera Side Cheeseplate
1 x ARRI Bottom Plate for Red DSMC2 K2.65263.0
1 x RED Lemo adapter block B 720-0038
2 x Arri 15mm support K2.65264.0 bracket
1 x ARRI BP-8 Bridge Plate Top K2.0031436
1 x ARRI Sliding Plate / Dovetail K2.0000324
1 x RED 7in Touchscreen LCD Hardwired (730-0024)
1 x RED Cable DC Power in - Straight
1 x AC Adapter for Red Epic
1 x Mains Cable 13A- IEC
1 x Wooden Camera LCD/EVF cable Male Pogo To Lemo 221700
2 x RED OLED EVF/LCD Cable 790-0153
2 x 19mm Support Rod 340mm
2 x 19mm Support Rod 440mm
2 x 15mm, Support Rod 170mm
2 x 15mm, Support Rod 340mm
1 x RED T20 Torque Driver
1 x RED T10 Torque Driver
1 x Allen key 3/16''
1 x Camera Port Cap PL
1 x RED PL Mount For DSMC2
4 x RED Mini-Mag 480GB SSD
1 x Data Cable USB 3.0 Flat End (Micro B)
1 x RED Mini-Mag Reader USB-A
1 x 5v AC Adapter
1 x USB to Power Cable
Choice of 5 x Hawkwoods 98WH batts and 2 x Hawkwoods 2-way chargers
or 4 x Hawkwoods 150WH batts and 2 x Hawkwoods 2-way chargers
or 5 x Anton Bauer Dionic HC batteries with Anton Bauer TM-4 charger
Choice of camera back, depending on camera application

RED DSMC2 Flight Case: 76 x 44 x 34cm  18.50kg
Country Of Origin: USA

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