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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.


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