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  • Shoots 4.5K Full Frame at up to 120 fps
  • Record in REDCODE RAW and Apple ProRES
  • Smallest and most lightweight RED camera
  • Robust, lightweight aluminum
  • 16.5+ stops dynamic range
  • 23 mm x 10.8 mm sensor size
  • Includes Optical Low-Pass Filter

The RED SCARLET-W 5K BRAIN w/ OLPF utilizes the RAW performance, dynamic range and advanced color science of the RED DRAGON sensor to deliver unparalleled video quality to professionals. Featuring interchangeable lens mounts and OLPFs and able to shoot motion and stills in 5K at up to 60 fps, the SCARLET-W represents high end video production and ultra-clear detail.  The high 13.8 megapixel resolution provides plenty of room to work with for special effects and color control. With the heightened light sensitivity and tonal gradients, the SCARLET-W allows you to precisely capture the image the way you want to. Blending flexibility, accessibility and high-end performance into one innovative and modular design.

The RED SCARLET-W BRAIN gives you the flexibillity and versatility you need working in the industry. The interchangeable lens mount options mean you can change your perspective at any moment while the DSMC2 module adaptors allows for compatibility with your camera rig. As part of RED’s latest generation DSMC2 line, SCARLET-W also features numerous enhancements including simultaneous REDCODE RAW® and Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHR/HD recording, integrated smart connectors for cable-free peripheral attachment, and faster read/write speeds for lower compression—all in a small and lightweight form factor. The camera is capable of shooting 5K at 60 frames per second (fps), 4K at 150 fps, or 2K at 300 fps with REDCODE RAW.

Designed around the innovative modular architecture of the DSMC2™ family, SCARLET-W is compatible with all of your DSMC2 accessories. Whether you are shooting with a single camera—or an entire arsenal, RED’s modular approach ensures that your DSMC2 accessories are compatible with SCARLET-W, RED RAVEN™, and WEAPON® cameras.

Rugged and Durable
Built to last, the SCARLET-W makes it an ideal option for wherever your journey takes you. Whether you configure your camera to be as lightweight as possible or work with a complex studio configuration, SCARLET-W allows you to feel secure in its abilities to capture cinema-quality images in any circumstance. A Base I/O V-Lock package option comes with the key components necessary for you to get out and start shooting, allowing you to immediately set your production in motion.

OLPF System
Just one of the advantages of the DSMC2 lineup is the integration of the intelligent DSMC2 OLPF system. Now it is easier than ever to optimize your footage for your shooting environment—by quickly swapping out your optical low pass filter. Choose from our growing line of DSMC2 OLPF options including Standard, Low Light Optimized, Skin Tone-Highlight, or all three with the 3-Pack.

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SKU 61764
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Image Sensor

Image Sensor Size 25.6 x 13.5 mm (Super35)
Effective Sensor Resolution 5120 x 2700 (13.8 MP)
Advertised Dynamic Range 16.5 Stops
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 80 dB


Lens Mount None
Built-In ND Filter None
Built-In Microphone Type Stereo
Recording Media 1 x RED MINI-MAG Card Slot

Internal Recording

Raw Recording REDCODE RAW:
5120 x 2700 (170 MB/s) 
4096 x 2160 
3072 x 1620 
2048 x 1080 
Recording Modes ProRes 422HQ: 
4096 x 2160 at 29.97 fps 

DNxHR 8-Bit: 
4096 x 2160 at 29.97 fps 
Audio Recording 2-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz


Other I/O 1 x RED Cable-Free Monitor Connection 
Wireless Interfaces Wi-Fi Control


Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Operating Humidity 0 to 85%


Accessory Mount 1 x 1/4"-20 Female Thread
Weight 3.5 lb / 1.6 kg

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