Choose either a Canon 15.5-47mm T2.8 or 30-105mm T2.8 compact cine zoom for this Red Epic Dragon package. Also available as a twin zoom package if you want both lenses at a discounted rate.
The Red Epic Dragon offers you great dynamic range, up to 6K acquisition resolution, high frame rates and the flexibility of a RAW workflow. Shoot at up to 100 FPS at 6K, and even higher at lower resolutions.
With the latest Dragon sensor, Red has delivered improved dynamic range - particularly highlight handling - and a colour science designed to render skin tones more pleasing to those who have preferred the Arri Alexa over the previous generation MX sensor.
You get the Red Epic Dragon body kit with PL or Canon EF mount, either a Canon 15.5mm-47mm T2.8 or 30-105mm T2.8 cinema zoom lens, IDX Endura Duo 150 batteries that will power the camera for up to 12 hours, Arri LMB-25 matte box, Arri FF-5 follow focus, IRND filters from Tiffen or Schneider and your choice from four industry leading fluid heads and tripods - the higher capacity OConnor 2065 or OConnor 2560, or the Sachtler Cine 30 HD fluid head (paired with a 150mm Ronford Baker tripod set) or the lighter weight OConnor 1030D fluid head (paired with a 100mm Ronford Baker tripod set).
The heart of this package is the Epic Dragon camera. Here's what you get.
Four 240GB 1.8" REDMAGs are included. Each card will hold approximately 20 minutes of 6K full-frame footage at a frame rate of 25fps and compression ratio of 8:1 (record times are dependent on frame rate, aspect ratio and compression ratio - all of which are user configurable).
Canon's compact cinema zooms offer great flexibility in a lightweight package. Each lens is designed for 4K+ capture, features a modern optical design with excellent flare control, weighs only 2.2kg and has generous and highly visible lens markings.
This kit includes the 3-stage Arri LMB-25 matte box with top flag and three dual 4x4" / 4x5.65" (PV) filter trays. Six 4x5.65" Schneider Platinum IRND filters in densities of 0.3, 0.6, 0.9, 1.2, 1.5 and 1.8 are also included.
The lens accessories are rounded out by the Arri FF-5 follow focus set with left and right hand wheels, two whips, 9 marking discs, speed crank and bridge extension.
You get six IDX Duo 150 (146Wh) batteries. Each battery typically powers the camera for about 2. Additional batteries are available for hire.
An A/C adapter is also included so that you can power the camera via a mains outlet if needed.
You have the choice of either an OConnor 1030D and Ronford Baker 100mm tripod set (tall legs, low legs and hi hat) or the heavier duty OConnor 2065, OConnor 2560 or Sachtler Cine 30 HD fluid heads with a Ronford Baker 150mm tripod set.
The maximum frame rate supported by the Epic Dragon is dependent on capture resolution. Also, when you configure the camera to capture in less than 6K, a higher crop factor is introduced due to sensor windowing (when you decrease acquisition resolution, you are not using the full sensor).
See this Reduser page for a good overview of capture resolutions, maximum frame rates, record times, crop factors, and more.
Accurate back focus is critical on any camera, but particularly so on the Red Epic given the combination of changeable mounts and sensor plane adjustment on the camera itself. Prior to every hire, the flange focal distance of our RED Epic Dragon and Scarlet cameras is verified using a collimator and a specialised lens. Our collimator is also used to verify any cine lenses you might be hiring as part of your camera kit.