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RED Digital Cinema DSMC2 Brain With Gemini 5K Super 35mm CMOS Sensor

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  • 5K Super 35mm CMOS Sensor
  • 5120 x 3000 Recording up to 75 fps
  • High-Speed Recording up to 300 fps in 2K
  • Records to RED MINI-MAG Media

The RED Digital Cinema DSMC2 Brain With Gemini 5K Super 35mm CMOS Sensor is always prepared to deliver incredible performance, the utmost precise video qualities, and the ability to capture your story the way you envisioned it. The RED Digital Cinema DSMC2 Brain is designed to be built how you want it, allowing you to bring your creativity to life. Featuring a highly versatile Super 35mm CMOS Sensor, The RED Digital Cinema DSMC2 Brain bundles together high performance raw video recording within a small, compact camera body. Because you have a standard DSMC2 form factor, you can easily attach any accessories either from RED or any other manufacturer to your camera. The GEMINI sensor is designed to use advanced circuitry originally intended for the aerospace industry, which allows it to switch native sensitivities - which makes it unique compared to its HELIUM and MONSTRO alternatives. Practically speaking, it can operate in both normal and dimly-lit scenarios without prematurely blown highlights or excessive noise, respectively.

Nearly limitless lens options are available for the DSMC2 system. While this camera requires a separately available lens mount, DSMC lens mounts themselves are offered in different varieties for compatibility with a wide array of lens systems. REDCODE RAW is the format of choice for DSMC2 cameras. RED's versatile raw codec uses wavelet compression to reduce data rates while maintaining a visually lossless image rendering. This efficient codec can be edited on many available NLE software programs without transcoding, though if you prefer a proxy workflow, ProRes or DNx files can be recorded simultaneously to the MINI-MAG media. Lowering the recording resolution allows the sensor to capture higher frame rates for dramatic slow-motion footage. The DSMC2 cameras use sensor windowing to record slow motion in lower resolutions, requiring wider or smaller-format lenses to compensate for the additional crop.

5K GEMINI S35 Sensor

The GEMINI 5K Super 35mm sensor features dual sensitivity modes. Use Standard mode for conventional shooting scenarios. Switch to Low Light mode for increased sensitivity, but without the increased noise floor commonly found through signal manipulation.


The cornerstone of RED's workflow is the robust REDCODE RAW file format. Using wavelet compression with ratios ranging from 2:1 to 22:1, REDCODE RAW offers the versatility of raw files without the overwhelming storage requirements of uncompressed image data. Since REDCODE RAW has been around since the days of the RED ONE cinema camera, many common NLE software programs including Adobe Premiere Pro, Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve, Apple Final Cut Pro, and Avid Media Composer can import and edit REDCODE RAW footage without transcoding, saving production time in the edit suite.

Note: Not all compression ratios are available at all resolutions and frame rates

Apple ProRes and Avid DNx Formats

For projects requiring proxy files or quicker turnaround times than raw files permit, Apple ProRes or Avid DNx formats can be recorded at 4K and 2K resolutions directly to the onboard MINI-MAG media. Since these debayered video files can be recorded alongside the raw files, no extra time is required for transcoding the proxies. Bring the debayered files straight into your NLE and begin editing.

DSMC2 Form Factor

Like the preceding DSMC cameras, RED designed the DSMC2 camera line to be modular to fit a wide range of production workflows. Smaller and lighter than the original DSMC design, when stripped down to the BRAIN itself, you have a high-resolution gimbal workhorse. Likewise, add DSMC2 modules to the rear to gain professional I/O connections and battery power. Many other parts of the DSMC2 design are meant to be interchangeable. Swap out the lens mounts to open up new libraries of lenses. Exchange the included standard OLPF (Optical Low-Pass Filter) for alternative image renderings at the sensor level. Mount an EVF without cables that can get snagged, or use a separately available adapter to attach RED LCDs via LEMO cable. Since the DSMC2 form factor is standardized, any accessories that you have for this DSMC2 body will work with any other DSMC2 body, should you upgrade or acquire an additional body in the future.

Color Management

  • Supports 33x33x33, 32x32x32, 26x26x26, and 17x17x17 3D LUTs
  • Variable number of 3D LUT outputs with DSMC2 expander module
  • User-programmable shaper 1D LUTs
  • Tetrahedral interpolation, 16-bit processing
In the Box
1x RED DSMC2 EPIC-W BRAIN with GEMINI 5K S35 sensor

1x Standard OLPF

1x DSMC2 Front Body Cap

1x DSMC2 AC Power Adaptor

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Image Sensor

Image Sensor Size 30.72 x 18.00 mm (Super35)
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Resolution 5120 x 3000 (15.36 MP)
Color Filter Bayer
Shutter Type Rolling Shutter
Advertised Dynamic Range 16.5 Stops


Lens Mount None
Lens Communication Yes
Built-In ND Filter None
Built-In Microphone Type Stereo
Recording Media 1 x RED MINI-MAG Card Slot

Internal Recording

Raw Recording REDCODE RAW:
5120 x 3000 at 75 fps 
5120 x 2700 at 96 fps 
4096 x 2160 at 120 fps 
3072 x 1620 at 150 fps 
2048 x 1080 at 240 fps 
Recording Modes ProRes 4444XQ: 
2048 x 1080 up to 120 fps 
ProRes 4444: 
2048 x 1080 up to 120 fps 
ProRes 422HQ: 
4096 x 2160 up to 29.97 fps 
2048 x 1080 up to 120 fps 
ProRes 422: 
4096 x 2160 up to 29.97 fps 
2048 x 1080 up to 120 fps 
ProRes 422LT: 
4098 x 2160 up to 29.97 fps 
2048 x 1080 up to 120 fps 
Audio Recording 4-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz


Video Connectors None
Audio Connectors None


Power Connectors None


Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature -4 to 122°F / -20 to 50°C
Operating Humidity 0 to 85%


Accessory Mount 17 x 1/4"-20 Female Threads
Tripod Mounting Thread 1/4"-20, 3/8"-16
Material of Construction Aluminum Alloy
Dimensions 5.66 x 4.94 x 3.74" / 143.85 x 125.5 x 95 mm
Weight 3.4 lb / 1.5 kg

Packaging Info

Package Weight 11.0 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.0 x 15.0 x 11.0"
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