Dragons and the Chocolate Factory


It was like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for camera geeks at NAB. South Lower Hall had a working RED camera assembly area,  complete with clean room, sensor installation, nitrogen freezing and vibrating QC. RED Epics were upgraded on the spot to the new Dragon 6K sensor.

It was one of the hits of the show and demonstrated an innovative upgrade path, instant gratification, and speedy delivery of an established camera made in the USA. Actually, cameras dropped off at NAB were made in Las Vegas.

The new 6K RED Dragon 19 Megapixel sensor has 6144 (h) x 3160 (v) photosites, with an active imaging area of 30.7 mm (h) x 15.8 mm (v). Image diagonal is 34.5 mm. I believe the following lenses will cover: Leica Summilux-C primes, ZEISS Compact Primes, Angenieux Optimo Zooms, Cooke Mini S4. Further testing to be done.


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