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RED DIGITAL CINEMA Komodo RF-Mount Overview
The KOMODO 6K Camera Production Pack from RED DIGITAL CINEMA pairs the lightweight Super35 KOMODO 6K camera with multiple key accessories. This starter pack includes an RF to EF mechanical lens mount adapter, the electronic Canon EF-EOS R Mount Adapter with Drop-In Variable ND Filter, an expander module, an outrigger handle, a clear drop-in filter, an AC power adapter, a Mini World Travel Adapter Kit, one 512GB card, a card reader, a wing grip, a timecode cable, and a D-Tap to RED power cable.
RED DIGITAL CINEMA KOMODO 6K Digital Cinema Camera (Canon RF)
RED has taken fresh steps with the release of the KOMODO 6K Digital Cinema Camera by bringing their legendary image quality and color science into an ultra-compact, all-in-one design that weighs just 2.1 lb measures about 4 x 4 x 4". Key to achieving this goal was the use of the Canon RF lens mount and the KOMODO 19.9MP Super35 CMOS sensor which boasts Global Shutter technology. This sensor can create images with 16+ stops dynamic range and eliminates rolling shutter artifacts. Users can also be certain they are getting RED quality thanks 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 flexibility in post-production.
Revolutionary for RED is the creation of an extremely compact all-in-one design with the KOMODO. This means you can simply pop in a CFast 2.0 card into its media slot and you are ready to roll with data rates up to 280 MB/s. A top 2.9" 1440 x 1440 touchscreen makes it easy to configure and monitor your footage or you can use the RED Control system for using an iOS or Android device for preview and settings. This is possible through integrated 2.4/5 GHz Wi-Fi. Wired control is also possible via the USB Type-C port and optional adapters.
The use of the Canon RF lens mount allows the KOMODO to be extremely compact while still enabling compatibility with a vast range of lenses through the use of optional adapters. The mount will natively support mechanical RF lenses and mechanical EF lenses via the included adapter. Using optional electronic EF-to-RF mount adapters, the KOMODO will even support electronic Canon EF-mount lenses and unlock additional functionality, such as autofocus.
A first for RED is the ability to use Phase-Detect Autofocus (PDAF) with compatible lenses. This includes adapted Canon EF-mount lenses used with a separately available EF-to-RF adapter with electronic communication. Phase-detect systems are known for their speed by measuring and comparing distance and should provide a reliable, accurate system for video production. Additionally, the touchscreen can be used for quickly changing focus and selecting subjects.
Getting back to image quality, the KOMODO promises to be among RED's finest with the ability to capture up to 6K at 40 fps using the powerful 16-bit REDCODE RAW format. RED has simplified compression options, giving users a choice between HQ, MQ, and LQ, each varying compression from low to high, respectively. Having these choices allows users to choose the best option for each shoot 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 and will deliver the greatest possible flexibility in post-production. Those looking 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.
Being a complete all-in-one camera solution, the KOMODO features an array of necessary ports and connections. This includes integrated stereo microphones and a 3.5mm input for audio, genlock/timecode/GPIO/RS232 support via a 9-pin EXT port, and a DC power input. A 12G-SDI port will support up to DCI 4K at 60 fps in 10-bit 4:2:2 quality for dedicated monitoring solutions. The rear of the camera also sports dual Canon BP-9xx series battery slots which can be hot-swapped for practically unlimited recording in the field.
The RED KOMODO 6K certainly impresses with a complete all-in-one cinema camera solution in an exceptionally compact form factor that sacrifices nothing in terms of image quality. This base model includes the KOMODO 6K, a 45W AC power adapter, Mini World Travel Adapter Kit, and a Canon RF-to-EF mechanical adapter.
6K S35 Sensor
6K Super35 19.9MP CMOS sensor with a dynamic range of 16+ stops and a resolution of 6144 x 3160
The KOMODO 6K's global shutter produces crisp images while reducing motion artifacts
Compact Form, Versatile Power
Weighing just over 2 lb, the KOMODO 6K's power options include using two lightweight Canon BP-9 batteries, a larger battery, or an AC power supply
Capture at rates up to 280 MB/s on RED PRO or qualified third-party CFast 2.0 cards
The robust REDCODE RAW file format offers the versatility without burdensome storage requirements and editing on many NLE systems without transcoding to save time
Apple ProRes Formats
For proxy files or quicker turnaround times than raw files, Apple ProRes can be recorded at 4K and 2K resolutions at rates up to 120 fps (2K)
Supports 3D LUTs and RED color science
Integrated 2.9" touchscreen LCD screen for video preview and camera control
RED DIGITAL CINEMA KOMODO Outrigger Handle
The KOMODO Outrigger Handle from RED DIGITAL CINEMA provides flexible handling when operating your KOMODO digital cine camera. This low-profile handle is especially suited for keeping one hand on the integrated record/stop button and the other positioned for focus pulls or zooming.
The KOMODO Outrigger handle features include a rugged build, 360° of swivel rotation for optimal positioning, and two 1/4"-20 mounting points.
RED DIGITAL CINEMA KOMODO Expander Module
The KOMODO Expander Module from RED DIGITAL CINEMA provides additional video, power, and communication interfaces for your KOMODO 6K digital cine camera. These pro video connectors include timecode in, genlock, and GPI BNC ports plus a 4-pin control interface.
This expander module incorporates multiple 1/4"-20, 3/8"-16, and ARRI-style anti-twist accessory threads. Additional features include a built-in quick release plate and durable aluminum construction.
RED DIGITAL CINEMA 512GB RED PRO CFast 2.0 Memory Card
The 512GB RED PRO CFAST 2.0 Memory Card from RED DIGITAL CINEMA provides reliable recording for the KOMODO 6K and KOMOD ST digital cinema cameras. This CFast 2.0 card features data rates up to 280 MB/s and a durable build that is both X-ray and magnet proof. Each card is resistant to extreme temperatures, humidity, shock, and vibration.
RED DIGITAL CINEMA CFAST 2.0 Card Reader
The CFAST 2.0 Card Reader from RED DIGITAL CINEMA enables you to quickly offload your KOMODO digital cine camera footage. This CFAST 2.0 card reader features a USB Type-C port that operates using a 10 Gb/s, USB 3.1 Gen 2 standard. The CFAST 2.0 Card Reader is Windows, macOS, and Linux compatible.
RED DIGITAL CINEMA EXT-to-Timecode Cable (3')
The EXT-to-Timecode Cable enables you to input timecode to your RED DIGITAL CINEMA KOMODO camera. This cable links to the camera via its 9-pin EXT connector and measures 3' including the connectors.
RED DIGITAL CINEMA D-Tap-to-Power Cable (6')
The D-Tap-to-Power Cable enables you to power your RED DIGITAL CINEMA KOMODO camera from a battery with a D-Tap 7 to 17 VDC output. This cable sports a D-Tap connector on one end and a 2-pin connector on the other, and it measures 6' including the connectors.
Canon Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter EF-EOS R with Variable ND Filter
Extending the range of compatible lenses, this Canon Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter EF-EOS R is a unique lens adapter designed for attaching any EF or EF-S-mount lens to the EOS R mirrorless digital camera. This sophisticated adapter affords compatibility with select A-type drop-in filters, and includes a variable neutral density filter for greater control over your exposure settings.
The adapter's design extends the ability to use filters with unique lenses that cannot accept filters on the front, and and it also retains full autofocus and image stabilization capabilities of the mounted lens. It is also dust- and water-resistant, making it suitable for use in harsh weather conditions.
Canon Drop-In Clear Filter A
Designed for use with the Canon Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter EF-EOS R, this Drop-In Clear Filter A is a simple clear protective filter used to guard the interior of the camera body and rear element of the lens when the lens adapter is in use. It is primarily used when the Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter is in place, but no filter effects are desired.