New Products

Red Releases Komodo-X

Available now in a limited-edition white ST beta version, the camera provides a robust platform for filmmakers working in IP-based workflows.

ASC Staff

Red Digital Cinema has released the Komodo-X, the latest addition to the Komodo line of cinema cameras.

Komodo-X features a 6K S35 global-shutter sensor, expanding on the Komodo’s image performance with architecture improvements that allow for increased low-light performance and double the frame rates at 6K 80p and 4K 120p.

The camera is currently available in a limited-edition white ST beta version for $9,995. The black production version will be available to order at the same price shortly after the ST beta program ends. The black Komodo-X will be sold with options for a pre-bundled starter pack and production pack.

The Komodo-X measures 4"x4"x5" and weighs 2.62 pounds. The new I/O array features 12G SDI, full-sized DC-IN, USB Type-C and a phantom-powered locking audio connector. In addition, an integrated 2.9" LCD allows for simplified control and image preview. The camera also supports the direct-mounted DSMC3 7" Touch LCD.

The new system shares many features with Red’s DSMC3 lineup, including compatibility with CFexpress, an integrated micro-V-Lock power plate, and a reinforced RF lens mount. The new micro V-lock power option allows for direct attachment of professional micro-V-Lock batteries without the need for adapters. Additional compatibility with the forthcoming Red Pro I/O Module provides auxiliary-power outputs and compatibility with full-sized batteries. (The new module will be available when the black Komodo-X launches in V-lock and Gold Mount versions.)

A reinforced RF lens mount with locking mechanism on the camera maintains the flexibility of switching between multiple lens-mount types without a tool. Komodo-X is compatible with /i PL lenses using Red RF-to-PL adapters.

Komodo-X provides a robust platform for filmmakers working in IP-based workflows. With integrated USB Type-C connection and built-in Wi-Fi, there are multiple options to remotely control the camera using Red Control or Red Control Pro, as well as IP media offloading using FTPS or in-camera cloud uploading functionality. The camera also supports frame-accurate PTP synchronization or tri-level genlock sensor sync with the ability to offset on the fly to support multi-camera LED-volume productions.

Komodo-X supports Red Connect, a licensed feature that allows for live broadcasting of 6K images directly from the camera over IP.

Red has also announced the availability of new accessories compatible with the Komodo-X and other Red cameras: Redvolt Nano-V ($275), Red Compact Top Handle ($539) and Red Komodo and V-Raptor RF-to-PL with Electronic ND Filter Adapter Packs ($3,500). All of these can be ordered now.

Komodo-X is also compatible with many Komodo accessories, including Wing Grip and Outrigger Handle.

Follow Red Digital Cinema on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Keep up with American Cinematographer on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Subscribe Today

Act now to receive 12 issues of the award-winning AC magazine — the world’s finest cinematography resource.

May 2024 AC Magazine Cover
April 2024 AC Magazine Cover
March 2024 AC Magazine Cover