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RED starts offering Epic-M, Epic-X owners 6K Dragon upgrade

updated 12:52 pm EDT, Mon April 8, 2013

New sensor capable of 6K resolution, 100fps video

Red Camera is allowing users of its Epic-M and Epic-X cinematography cameras to upgrade the camera to the Dragon sensor from tomorrow, the company has announced. The upgrade, previously claimed by the manufacturer to have exceeded expectations after internal testing, will let the camera film at 6K resolution at up to 100fps, and provides three additional stops over the Epic M-X.

The updated sensor will also allow for 5K video at up to 120fps and over 15 stops of dynamic range, and is said to provide a cleaner image at ISO 2000 than the M-X sensor at ISO 800.

The company will be allowing early adopters to pre-order the upgrade now for $8,500, with the price rising to $9,500 on Thursday, writes Engadget. Owners of the Scarlet camera will be given the option of upgrading to the Epic M-X or directly to the 6K Dragon sensor in the future, though the price has yet to be disclosed. New pre-orders of the Epic-M Dragon will begin tomorrow for $29,000, and will ship after existing Epic-M owners have had the chance to upgrade.

Red will be processing a number of Dragon sensor upgrades at its booth at the NAB show in Las Vegas.

by MacNN Staff



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