Red Announces Scarlet 8X Pricing and Much, Much More

Lenses Nov 30, 2009

The gang from Red has dropped another load of information on their new cameras based on the “Scarlet” sensor platform. As usual the info was posted over at and include tons of details. More info after the jump.

Among the goodies listed is the RedRay Pro, what may be the world’s first video major appliance. Pricing has not listed yet, but has been promised.

RedRay Pro

Here are the specs:

  • Decode .R3D RAW files to 5K 30 fps
  • Decode .RRD (RED RAY Distribution format) 4:4:4 files up to 4K @ 30 fps
  • Up to 12 channels of compressed or uncompressed 24-bit audio
  • Optional media and local link encryption
  • Gigabit and Wireless 802.11b/g/n Ethernet
  • Local Touch LCD UI and dedicated transport controls
  • 4 x DVI-D Program Outputs (four 1080p / 2K image quadrants, A B C D)
  • 4 x HD-SDI 3G Program Outputs (four 1080p / 2K image quadrants, A B C D)
  • 1 x HDMI Preview Output with Audio
  • 2 x DB-25 Digital Audio Outputs
  • Rack mount
  • Redundant power supply possible
  • 4 x USB-2 ports
  • e-SATA port
  • GPIO and automation support
  • FireWire 800 port
  • 2 x Customizable front storage slots
  • Compact Flash support

RED Ray Pro: January-February 2010

RED Ray Consumer: Spring-Summer 2010

The Scarlet Camera System was also listed along with prices. Sadly the information was posted as a JPG file. Here is the image:

Nov 30th Announcement

And the camera itself:

Scarlet 8X and Redmote Pro

There were two flavors announced: the Scarlet 8X Fixed with a non-removable lens and the Scarlet 2/3 Removable which mounts the Red Mini Prime lenses. Here is the Scarlet 2/3 with a couple of mini-primes:

Scarlet 2/3 Removable with Mini Primes

For size comparison, here is the Scarlet 8X Fixed next to a Nikon D3:

Scarlet 8X vs. Nikon D3