Greetings everybody. As official information comes in regarding Dragon I'll be posting links to that info and uploading some useful graphics to help visualize Dragon's feature set right here in the first post of this thread.
** Updated 10/20/2014
Dragon Models and Pricing:
- Epic Carbon Dragon **: price = $50,000, availability = Shipping now!
- Epic-M Dragon: price = $29,000, availability = Upgrades currently happening!
- Epic-X Dragon: price = $24,000, availability = Upgrades soon and some have happened. New Brains soon.
- Epic-M Monochrome Dragon: price = $31,500 (Brain Only), availability = Shipping now!
- Scarlet Dragon: price = $14,500 (Brain Only), availability = Shipping now!
** The Epic Carbon Dragon features a carbon fiber exterior, magnesium alloy internal frame, and magnesium PL mount. The combination of these things shaves exactly 1 pound off the camera body's weight. Note there are now Magnesium Lens Mounts for Canon EF, Nikon F, and Leica M as well.
Epic Upgrade Options:
- Epic-M owners can pre-order the upgrade for $9500
- Early Red adopters can pre-order for $9500 and receive a $1000 store credit when invoiced.
- Epic-X owners can pre-order their upgrade at $9500 4/11/2013.
- New Epic-M Dragon cameras will be sold for $29K, pre-orders now. Ships after Epic-M owners have had their chance to upgrade.
- Epic-X Dragon cameras will be priced at $24K, shipping and release information unknown at this time.
- It is possible to upgrade to an Epic Carbon Dragon for $19,750. Contact your Bomb Squad Rep as this is a special process.
Scarlet Upgrade Options:
- Trade in your Scarlet-X to upgrade to Epic-X with the Mysterium-X sensor for $9500. Upgrade your Epic-X to Full Epic Dragon for an additional $9500.
- Upgrade the Scarlet-X to Scarlet Dragon for $9500. Scarlet Dragon will be a 5K, 60fps camera.
- Upgrade your Scarlet-X straight to Epic Dragon for $19,000.
- Pre-orders for upgrades begin Thursday, upgrades start in July.
- Scarlet Dragon price and availability TBD.
* There are no plans to be able to upgrade from Scarlet Dragon to Epic Dragon at this time.
- Is the Red One eligable to upgrade to Dragon? No. Epic was the upgrade path for the Red One. (source)
What Does the Epic Dragon Upgrade Include?
Learn more here: https://support.red.com/entries/2376...grade-include-
Official Red Dragon FAQ
Red Dragon - What is 6K?
Red Dragon - Multi-Format System
Red Dragon - Format Aspect Ratios
Red Dragon - ISO / FLUT Breakdown
Red Dragon - ISO Examples
Red Dragon - Film Relevance
A quick look at the Sensor Chart too. Notably Red's Mysterium-X Sensor at 5K FF falls just within Dragon 5.5K.
Red Dragon - GUI Overview
Red Dragon - Black Shade, Temp, and Fan Info
Red Dragon - On Screen Exposure Tools
Red Dragon - In Camera Exposure Tools
Red Dragon - Focus and White Balance
Red Dragon - REDCODE RAW and REDMAG Info
Red Dragon - Anamorphic Shooting
Red Dragon - Format Key 2014
I have split up the Format Key into two pages. 6K-4K and 3.5K-2K. There's a good deal of productions now shooting at 4K and up for a 4K finish and they may only need the first page.
Red Dragon Record Times 24fps 256GB REDMAG
* note - Record times are for a stock 256GB REDMAG and don't reflect the additional REDCODE Compression Ratios available on the 512GB REDMAG and other high speed media cards.
Red Dragon Interchangeable OLPFS