RED HELIUM 8K S35
Class: cinema cameras
Camera Pros: An 8K sensor with an incredible high quality. You always lose resolution through the production and post pipeline, so this is the ultimate camera for 4K delivery.
Will record proxy files simultaneously to the same card. But requires you to compromise on Raw compression.
In its most basic form, it’s light enough to mount on a gimbal or large drone.
You can shoot in HDRx mode which extends the dynamic range by shooting two images with different exposures. Magic Motion is a postproduction process which combines the two images, resulting in a higher dynamic range and more natural looking motion blur.
Interchangeable OLPFs (Optical Low-Pass Filters).
Camera Cons: RED’s own recording media is expensive. Jinni Tech make alternative mini SSDs for RED cameras and the JinniBay module for recording on standard size SSDs. While not endorsed by RED, the mini SSDs are guaranteed.
Shooting at a lower resolution crops the sensor, reducing the field of view. There’s a handy Crop Factor calculator on the RED website.
Unique Features: The Helium sensor is currently the best sensor in the world. It’s gained the highest ever score for resolution and dynamic range on the DxOMark website.
Notes: The HELIUM is from the streamlined DSMC2 range. Above it is the MONSTRO, which is more expensive to hire. It’s 8K sensor is physically larger than the Helium sensor.
Camera body only, check online for complete kit prices. Hire cost is daily, unless stated otherwise. The price in different EU countries can vary.
£450.00 / $750.00 / 500.00€
Media Slots: 1x Mini-Mag (cards from RED or Jinni Tech)
Sensor Size: RED Full Format (17:9)
Crop Factor: 1.3
Camera Raw Codec: REDCODE Raw
Camera Video Codecs: ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422, ProRes LT, DNxHR HQX
Camera Dynamic Range / Colour Gamut: REDLogFilm
Best Resolution: 8K Full Format (8192 x 4320 photosites)
Maximum Frame Rate at Best Resolution: 60 fps
Best Bitrate: 300 Mbps
Inputs and Outputs
Power In: V-Lock, Anton Bauer (Gold Mount) battery options,
DC in with I/O Expander or Production module
Power Out: With I/O Expander module: P-Tap, USB 2.0 power
With Production module: 2x 24V, 1x 12V, P-Tap, USB 2.0 power
Raw Out: No Raw output from the RED HELIUM 8K S35
Best Video Out: HD for monitoring
Video / Audio Output Cable: Proprietary mount on camera body (brain) for RED touch screen monitor.
HDMI and 3G-SDI outputs with I/O Expander module.
Camera Audio In: Two XLR inputs with Production module.
Timecode Connection: 4-pin LEMO with I/O Expander module,
5-pin LEMO with Production module.
Remote Control: Wi-fi
No external recorder required.