RED’s New Dragon Sensor Has Some Incredibly Jaw Dropping Dynamic Range


Our jaws haven’t dropped like this in the cinema world for a while; but RED has managed to do it. They recently released a demo video showing off what their new Dragon sensor is capable of. Previously, they noted that it is capable of working with 20 stops of dynamic range. Though CEO Jannard has been known to toot his own horn quite a bit, it’s actually try. In the video below, the company metered the skies to something around f32 while the shadows were around f4.5 and they were able to attain an extremely usable image.

Mark Tola, the shooter, states that the files are cleaner than his Sony F65–and that’s really saying something as it was one of the best sensors on that market.

I really have to say: it’s nice to see a smaller American company take a jab at the big guys every so often. The demo video is after the jump.

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