While many folks are eagerly waiting to get their hands on the upcoming RED Komodo 6K camera, the president and co-owner of RED Digital Cinema Jarred Land has recently shared some new RED Komodo footage on his Facebook profile.
In the short clip below shot by Land himself, you can see Brad Pitt announcing the classic Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid flick for the AFI Movie Club. The video was published just three days ago on American Film Institute YoutTube channel and now it’s officially confirmed that it was exclusively shot on the RED Komodo 6K.
Billed as the most affordable RED camera to date, the highly anticipated RED Komodo sports a brand new S35 6K sensor measuring at 27.03mm x 14.25mm (6144 x 3240). All internals are encased in a small and compact cube-like camera body with a fixed Canon RF mount.
The newcomer will also provide Anamorphic support, a plethora of REDCODE Raw recording options up to 6K/40fps utilizing the full sensor size alongside phase-detect autofocus support and global shutter mode.
Other noteworthy features include top touchscreen menu and live-view display, CFast 2.0 recording media, 4K SDI input, 3.5mm audio in, headphone jack, Wi-Fi capabilities for remote camera control and more.
RED Komodo 6K Highlights
RED Komodo 6K Super35 sensor
27.03mm x 14.25mm (6144 x 3240)
Fixed Canon RF mount
RF to EF (and PL) adapters available
many more adapter options
Phase-detect Autofocus support
There will be some sort of Global Shutter Mode
6K/40fps full-sensor; 6K WS at 50fps
in Global Shutter Mode
REDCODE Raw recording options
CFast 2.0 recording media
first RED camera to use non-proprietary media
Komodo is both the name of the new sensor and camera body
Komodo is not DSMC2 or replacement for it
Not DSMC3 either: it’s an auxiliary camera in the lineup
4K SDI output (can be 6G or 12G-SDI, that’s TBD)
3.5mm audio in, headphone jack
2 x Canon BP style battery slots, hot-swappable
Top touchscreen menu and live-view display
Wi-Fi for remote camera control and monitoring
Cube-like form-factor, smallest RED camera to date
Release sometime in 2020
Price: $5K-6K or slightly more
Meanwhile, RED Komodo 6K was recently spotted on set of an upcoming Soderbergh film, so hopefully, there will be some new details regarding the official release date of the camera any day now with the first production models hitting the market soon after that.