The RED Scarlet is still a prototype even though it was originally announced about two and a half years ago. To dedicated RED fans that is probably no big deal when they are looking forward to a camera with HDRx functionality. After all, this is a camera that can capture video at 3072 x 1620 RAW resolutions. The long awaited sample video released today was at 120 fps, and yes, every frame at that same screen splitting resolution.
Even on a hi-def monitor, we just can’t show you that resolution, but we included the sample video anyway. The video was shot with the Scarlet’s 8x fixed lens. This music video style clip can give you an idea of what this camera is capable of. For those that don’t know, that would certainly include slow motion.
Like other modular cameras from RED, the Scarlet “brain” can be purchased on its own or in a bundle. The bundle is supposed to include the brain, a fixed 8x zoom, CF module, 2.8-inch touchscreen, REDmote, a battery and a travel charger, for $5,750. The brain alone is estimated at $3,750. So, if your budget can afford the price tag, you too can shoot family videos in slow motion or broadcast quality high definition.