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RED Epic-W Helium 8K S35 with Accessories, 222 Hours, Used

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RED Epic-W Helium 8K S35 with Accessories, 222 Hours, Used

Excellent condition

3 month warranty


Red Mini Mag 256gb,

RED V-Lock I/O Expander,

Wooden Camera PL Mount, 

3 Pack OLPF


With the EPIC-W BRAIN, RED brings the EPIC name back to the forefront, featuring their HELIUM 8K Super 35 sensor. While other RED cameras use sensors larger than Super 35, the HELIUM is unique in that it allows for high-resolution 8K recording while using classic cinema lenses designed for the Super 35 film format. While 8K exhibition is not mainstream, the extra recorded resolution is helpful for VFX artists and for future-proofing your productions for a time when 8K is standardized.



REDCODE RAW is the format of choice for the EPIC-W. 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 EPIC-W uses sensor windowing to record slow motion in lower resolutions, requiring wider lenses to compensate for the additional crop.


All of the EPIC-W's power is enclosed in a relatively small body comprised of magnesium and aluminum. The EPIC-W's size, or lack thereof, makes it very versatile. From studio tripod configuration to handheld and gimbal, drone, or vehicle mounted situations, the EPIC-W can handle it all, providing 8K raw files that punch above the camera's physical size.


8K HELIUM Sensor

At 35.4 megapixels, the HELIUM camera's 8K sensor can resolve the finest details in a captured image and render smooth lines and shapes without the aliasing or "stair-stepping" artifacts found in lower-resolution footage. If you need higher frame rates, lower resolutions and wider aspect ratios can yield up to 300 fps. RED measured the HELIUM sensor as having 16.5 stops of dynamic range, able to represent both deep shadows and hot highlights within the same frame.


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, the EPIC-W becomes an 8K 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.

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

Image Sensor

Image Sensor Size 29.9 x 15.77 mm (Super35)

Sensor Type Not Specified by Manufacturer

Sensor Resolution Not Specified by Manufacturer

Effective Sensor Resolution 8192 x 4320 (35.4 MP)

Color Filter Not Specified by Manufacturer

Shutter Type Not Specified by Manufacturer

ISO Not Specified by Manufacturer

Advertised Dynamic Range 16.5 Stops

Signal-to-Noise Ratio 80 dB


Lens Mount None

Lens Communication Not Specified by Manufacturer

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:

8192 x 4320 at 24/30 fps (225 to 275 MB/s) 

4096 x 2160 at 24/60 fps 

Recording Modes ProRes 422HQ: 

4096 x 2160   

DNxHR 12-Bit: 

4096 x 2160   

Audio Recording 2-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz


Video Connectors Not Specified by Manufacturer

Audio Connectors Not Specified by Manufacturer

Other I/O 1 x RED Cable-Free Monitor Connection 


Battery Type None

Power Connectors Not Specified by Manufacturer


Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C

Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C

Operating Humidity 0 to 85%


Accessory Mount 1 x 1/4"-20 Female Thread

Tripod Mounting Thread Not Specified by Manufacturer

Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer

Weight 3.4 lb / 1.5 kg

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