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RED broke new grounds with the release of the KOMODO 6K Digital Cinema Camera, bringing their legendary image quality and color science into an ultra-compact all-in-one design that weighs only around 2.1 lb and measures approximately 10 x 10 x 10 cm. The key to achieving this goal was the use of the Canon RF lens mount and the KOMODO 19.9 MP Super35 CMOS sensor with Global Shutter technology. This sensor can create images with a dynamic range of 16+ stops and eliminates rolling shutter artifacts. Users can also look forward to the ability to record up to 6K at 40 fps, 5K at 48 fps, 4K at 60 fps and 2K at 120 fps in REDCODE RAW for incredible post-production flexibility.
Revolutionary for RED is the creation of an extremely compact all-in-one design with the KOMODO 6K. That means you simply insert a CFast 2.0 card into the media slot and record at data rates of up to 280 MB/s. A 2.9-inch top touchscreen with a resolution of 1440 x 1440 makes it easy to configure and view your footage, or you can use the RED Control system to use a mobile device for image output and various setting options. This is possible thanks to the integrated 2.4/5 GHz WLAN. Wired control is also possible via the USB-C port and optional adapters.
Utilizing the Canon RF lens mount, the KOMODO 6K is extremely compact while still allowing compatibility with a wide range of lenses through the use of optional adapters. The mount natively supports mechanical RF lenses and even mechanical EF lenses via the included adapter. With optional electronic EF-to-RF mount adapters, the KOMODO even supports Canon EF-mount electronic lenses, unlocking additional features such as autofocus, among others.
A first for RED is the ability to use phase detection autofocus (PDAF) with compatible lenses. These include fitted Canon EF mount lenses used with an electronic communication EF to RF adapter, sold separately. Phase detection systems are known for their speed in measuring and comparing distances and should provide a reliable, accurate system for video production. In addition, the touchscreen can be used to quickly change focus and select subjects.
Coming back to image quality, the KOMODO promises to be at the top of the RED league with the ability to record up to 6K at 40 fps with powerful 16-bit REDCODE RAW format. RED has simplified compression options, allowing users to choose between HQ, MQ, and LQ, with each compression varying from low to high. These choices allow users to choose the best option for each shot and whether to prioritize data rate or image quality. REDCODE RAW is supported for 5K up to 48 fps, 4K up to 60 fps and 2K up to 120 fps, offering maximum flexibility in post-production. Those who want to use a more conventional format can record natively in Apple ProRes 422 HQ and Standard 422 with DCI 4K up to 60 fps or DCI 2K up to 120 fps.
As a complete all-in-one camera solution, the KOMODO has a number of necessary ports and connectors. These include onboard stereo microphones and a 3.5mm input for audio, genlock/timecode/GPIO/RS232 support via a 9-pin EXT connector and a DC power input. A 12G-SDI connection supports up to DCI 4K at 60 fps in 10-bit 4:2:2 quality for dedicated surveillance solutions. There are also two Canon BP-9xx series battery slots on the back of the camera, which allows to swap batteries for virtually unlimited shooting time.
The RED KOMODO 6K offers an exceptionally compact form factor that does not sacrifice image quality. This base model includes the KOMODO 6K, a 45W power adapter, a Mini World Travel Adapter Kit and a Canon RF-to-EF mechanical adapter.