RED has announced a new DSMC2 GEMINI Kit that is designed to be a comprehensive solution for cinematographers who shoot in a variety of environments.
The new DSMC2 GEMINI Kit features:
- DSMC2 GEMINI 5K S35
- DSMC2 RED® Touch 7.0” LCD
- DSMC2 Outrigger Handle
- DSMC2 V-lock with I/O Expander for a variety of input/output selections
- S35 AI CANON Mount
- IDX Duo C98 Battery and IDX VL-2X Battery Charger
- RED Mini-Mag (960 GB) with G-Technology EV Series Reader
- Heavy-Duty Camera Case
The GEMINI is RED’s highest sensitivity sensor to date and is claimed to offer significantly better performance in low-light settings and improved performance in the shadows. A DSMC2 GEMINI is capable of data write speeds of 300 MB/s, and can simultaneously record in REDCODE RAW and Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHR/HD.
The camera has cable-free peripherals, integrated media bay, and wireless control. If you need more accessories, the DSMC2 GEMINI is also compatible with a growing number of modules and accessories, that are available from RED and other Third-Party manufacturers.
You will still need to buy more accessories to get a fully workable kit
Even though RED claims that the GEMINI Kit is a “ready to shoot” package, and all you need to do is add a Canon EF lens, you will have to add more accessories if you plan on shooting for more than an hour. One 98Wh battery and a single Mini-Mag is going to limit how long you can shoot for.
The DSMC2 V-lock with I/O Expander also does not feature any XLR inputs, so if that is a requirement you would need to buy an additional module.
How much is it and how much will it cost?
The GEMINI Kit is available for purchase on RED.com and RED Authorized Dealers priced at $27,500 USD/£21,700/€24,950.
So how much do you save by buying the kit over getting all the items separately?
Well, this is how much all of the items cost:
- DSMC2 GEMINI 5K S35- $19,500 USD
- DSMC2 RED® Touch 7.0” LCD- $2,750 USD
- DSMC2 Outrigger Handle- $550 USD
- DSMC2 V-lock with I/O Expander for a variety of input/output selections- $1,900 USD
- S35 AI CANON Mount- $700 USD
- IDX Duo C98 Battery and IDX VL-2X Battery Charger- $398 USD
- RED Mini-Mag (960 GB) with G-Technology EV Series Reader- $3,149.95 USD
The total cost is: $28,947.95 USD. That means that the kit saves you $1,447.95 USD and you get a free hard case.