SCARLET-W® represents our passion and dedication to carrying on the legacy started by RED ONE®—disrupting the industry and delivering a camera of unparalleled quality and accessibility to content creators everywhere. And now RED has changed the industry again, with the SCARLET-W, powered by a RED DRAGON® sensor and featuring interchangeable lens mounts and OLPFs.
SCARLET-W harnesses the RAW performance, advanced color science, and impressive dynamic range of the RED DRAGON sensor. Capable of shooting motion and stills in 5K 2.4:1 at up to 60 frames per second (fps), or 5K Full Format at 50 fps, SCARLET-W offers 13.8 megapixels of resolution for creative control, special effects, and post-production mastery. As part of RED’s latest generation DSMC2 line, SCARLET-W also features numerous enhancements including simultaneous REDCODE® RAW and Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHR/HD recording, integrated smart connectors for cable-free peripheral attachment, and faster read/write speeds for lower compression—all in a small and lightweight form factor.
Designed around the innovative modular architecture of the DSMC2® family, SCARLET-W is compatible with all of your DSMC2 accessories. Whether you are shooting with a single camera—or an entire arsenal, RED’s modular approach ensures that your DSMC2 accessories are compatible with SCARLET-W, RED RAVEN®, and WEAPON® cameras.
Just one of the advantages of the DSMC2 lineup is the integration of the intelligent DSMC2 OLPF system. Now it is easier than ever to optimize your footage for your shooting environment—by quickly swapping out your optical low pass filter. Choose from our growing line of DSMC2 OLPF options including Standard, Low Light Optimized, Skin Tone-Highlight, or all three with the 3-Pack.
STANDARD: This OLPF offers the perfect balance of light gathering and protective qualities for most shooting environments. It is the ideal OLPF for demanding shooting schedules, and balanced for both light and dark environments—ensuring you’re always ready to capture the perfect shot.
SKIN TONE-HIGHLIGHT: This OLPF captures and preserves color quality in highlights, bright colors, and well-lit environments. It is the ideal OLPF for skin tones and best with lower ISO values.
LOW LIGHT OPTIMIZED: This OLPF provides excellent color and tonal reproduction in dim to dark environments. Use this OLPF to capture and preserve color quality in mid-tones, darks, and shadows.
This product includes the SCARLET-W BRAIN® (w/ integrated media bay), DSMC AC Power Adaptor, SCARLET-W Case, a 1-Year Standard Warranty, and the DSMC2 Standard OLPF or 3-Pack for an additional cost. See the Included Tab for more information.
When you purchase any new RED DRAGON camera, you may buy a RED ROCKET-X for a bundle price of $4,495. Simply add a RED ROCKET-X to your cart and the discount will be automatically applied.
NOTE: The SCARLET-W BRAIN itself does not have a DC IN power port. A port expander or power module is required to power the camera. To construct a working configuration for any BRAIN, RED recommends an expander, battery, lens mount, display, and media.
NOTE: Only one (1) expander module can be used at a time.
DSMC2 Accessory Packages make buying a RED camera easy and include most of the necessary components to create the configuration that’s right for you. Explore Packages →
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|SENSOR TYPE||RED DRAGON 13.8 MP Super 35mm CMOS|
|EFFECTIVE PIXELS||5120 × 2700|
|SENSOR SIZE||25.6 mm x 13.5 mm (Diagonal: 28.9 mm)|
|DYNAMIC RANGE||16.5+ stops|
|MAX DATA RATES||Up to 170 MB/s using RED MINI-MAG|
|MAX FRAME RATES1||50 fps at 5K Full Format (5120 × 2700), 60 fps at 5K 2.4:1 (5120 × 2160)
120 fps at 4K Full Format (4096 × 2160), 150 fps at 4K 2.4:1 (4096 × 1728)
150 fps at 3K Full Format (3072 × 1620), 200 fps at 3K 2.4:1 (3072 × 1296)
240 fps at 2K Full Format (2048 × 1080), 300 fps at 2K 2.4:1 (2048 × 864)
|PLAYBACK FRAME RATES
|23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 47.95, 48, 50, 59.94, 60 fps, all resolutions|
RANGE FROM 2:1 UP TO 22:11
|4:1 REDCODE for 5K Full Format (5120 × 2700) at 24 fps
7:1 REDCODE for 5K Full Format (5120 × 2700) at 50 fps
3:1 REDCODE for 4K Full Format (4096 × 2160) at 24 fps
6:1 REDCODE for 4K Full Format (4096 × 2160) at 60 fps
|5K Full Format (5120 × 2700), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x
4K Full Format (4096 × 2160), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, 5:4, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x
3K Full Format (3072 × 1620), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, 5:4, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x
2K Full Format (2048 × 1080), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, 5:4, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x
|APPLE PRORES||ProRes 422 and ProRes 422 LT at 4K (4096 × 2160) up to 29.97 fps
ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422 and ProRes 422 LT at 2K (2048 × 1080) up to 60 fps
|AVID CODECS3||DNxHR SQ and LB at 4K (4096 × 2160) 8-bit up to 29.97 fps
DNxHD HQ, SQ and LB (1920 × 1080) 8-bit up to 60 fps
|TYPICAL MAX RECORDING TIME
USING RED MINI-MAG 120GB5
|5K Full Format (5120 × 2700) at 24 fps and 11:1 REDCODE: 41 minutes
5K Full Format (5120 × 2700) at 48 fps and 14:1 REDCODE: 26 minutes
4.5K 2.4:1 (4608 × 1944) at 120 fps and 15:1 REDCODE: 17 minutes
|WEIGHT||3.5 lbs (BRAIN with Integrated Media Bay)|
|OPERATING TEMPERATURE||0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)|
|STORAGE TEMPERATURE||–20°C to 50°C (–4°F to 122°F)|
|RELATIVE HUMIDITY||0% to 85% non-condensing|
|COLOR MANAGEMENT||Supports 17×17×17 3D LUTs
Variable number of 3D LUT outputs with DSMC2 expander module
User programmable shaper 1D LUTs
Tetrahedral interpolation, 16-bit processing
|AUDIO||Integrated dual channel digital stereo microphones, uncompressed, 24-bit 48 kHz
Optional 2 additional channels with DSMC2 expander module, uncompressed, 24-bit 48 kHz
|REMOTE CONTROL||Integrated R.C.P. WiFi antenna
Ethernet, RS232, and GPI Trigger with DSMC2 expander module
|MONITOR OUTPUTS||3G-SDI (HD-SDI) and HDMI with DSMC2 expander module
1080p RGB or 4:2:2, 720p RGB or 4:2:2
480p RGB or 4:2:2 (HDMI Only)
SMPTE Timecode, HANC Metadata, 24-bit 48 kHz Audio
|MONITOR OPTIONS||DSMC2 RED Touch 4.7" LCD, DSMC2 RED Touch 7.0" LCD and DSMC2 RED EVF (OLED) with cable-free connection.
RED Touch 9.0" LCD, RED Touch 7.0" LCD, RED Touch 5.0" LCD, RED PRO 7" LCD, BOMB EVF (OLED) and BOMB EVF (LCOS) compatible with DSMC2 LEMO Adaptor A and LCD/EVF cable.
|4K: DPX, TIFF, OpenEXR (.RED via RRencode plugin)
2K: DPX, TIFF, OpenEXR (.RED via RRencode plugin)
1080p RGB 4:2:2, 720p 4:2:2 : QuickTime, JPEG, AVID AAF, MXF
1080p 4:2:0, 720p 4:2:0 : H.264, .MP4
|VIDEO EDITING SOFTWARE
|Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer,
DaVinci Resolve, Edius Pro, Final Cut Pro, Vegas Pro