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Red Weapon Helium 8K camera rental/hire: At Full Resolution, the RED EPIC WEAPON HELIUM 8K camera has 35.4 megapixels. With advanced Helium sensors, EPIC-WEAPON has a higher sensitivity in low lights and a wider dynamic range than its predecessors. Data speeds up to 275 MB/s. DSMC2 Weapon Helium 8K camera available for rental/hire in Camaleon Rental.

  • Sensor: HELIUM 35.4 Megapixel CMOS 29.90 mm x 15.77 mm
  • Formats: REDCODE RAW | Apple Prores | DNxHR-DNxHD
  • Resolution: Up to 8K 30FPS
  • Sensitivity: 800 base
  • Dynamic range: 16.5+ STOPS
  • High speed: 300FPS (2K)
  • Setting: PL / EF
  • Weight: 3.35 lbs

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red-weapon-helium-hireRED HELIUM 8K CAMERA RENTAL

The RED WEAPON HELIUM 8K rental/hire cinema camera provides the maximum recording resolution available in the whole videography market. It is able to record each shot in two different formats simultaneously, you can choose between REDCODE RAW (up to 8K), Apple Prores (up to 4K), and DNxHD/HR (up to 4K).

Red Weapon Helium 8k S35 Sensor 

The RED WEAPON HELIUM 8K camera has a brand new Helium CMOS 35,4 Mpx sensor. It has 8192x4230 effective pixels in a 29,90mm x 15,77mm surface (with a diagonal distance of 33,80mm). In the words of RED, it is able to provide a dynamic range of about +16,5 T-stops, and over 300Mb/sec transmission speeds using the 428Gb or 1T RED MINI-MAG. It is also able to capture 75fps when recording 8K video, and up to 300fps choosing a 2K resolution. DSMC2 Weapon Helium 8K camera rental/hire in Camaleon Rental 

Red Weapon Helium 8k - Recording formats

Videos are recorded in R3D format by default. This file extension created by RED provides an efficient and easy to manage RAW file, with 16-bit per pixel. Manageability is achieved via REDCODE codec, a RAW file compression algorithm, without quality or dynamic range loss. This codec is adjustable in compression (at a 2:1 ratio the image will be less compressed than at a 22:1 ratio). When recording, RED WEAPON HELIUM 8K captures RAW files independently. This means that parameters such as ISO sensibility, color temperature, or gamma are registered as metadata and thus they are not reflected in the file.

Among other characteristics, what truly makes this new RED generation of cameras stand out, is the fact that they allow two additional recording formats which were not included in previous releases: Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD/HR. Furthermore, it is possible to record an R3D file and a ProRes or DNxHD/HR file simultaneously. DSMC2 Weapon Helium 8K camera rental/hire in Camaleon Rental.


Apple ProRes

Apple ProRes recording (.mov) is only available when selecting the Continuous Record mode or the Motion+Still mode.

It is necessary to use either the Quicktime or the AppleProRes 422, 422 HQ, or 422 LT codecs in order to record ProRes 4K video. Any resolution may be chosen for this purpose: the result will be a 4K or 2K scaled file (depending on the option selected in the codec menu). The resulting clip wont be cropped. If the selected codec is Apple ProRes 4K and the selected resolution was smaller than 4K, the camera will change the file resolution to 2K. DSMC2 Weapon Helium camera rental/hire in Camaleon Rental.

It is not possible to record Apple ProRes when using 4K FF (Full-Frame) dual recording (R3D+Apple ProRes) or when using the prerecord option.


As with Apple ProRes recording, it is only possible to record Apple ProRes y DNxHD/HR when selecting the Continuous Record mode or the Motion+Still mode.

Again, any RED WEAPON HELIUM 8K available resolution may be selected, but the camera will deliver a 2K or 4K file depending on the option selected in the codec menu: if the resolution is smaller than 4K and the DNxHD/HR 4K codec is selected, the camera will automatically generate a DNxHD/HR 2K file. The image wont be cropped


The high dynamic range technique (HDR) is well known in still photography, and for some time it has been available for video with HDRX.

This process is achieved by recording two different images simultaneously, where one will be regularly exposed (the A-track) and the other will be underexposed (the X-track), using a higher shutter speed in order to keep information from the high light values. The RED technology provides a recording method that avoids time gaps between the A-track and the X-track, removing motion track issues. The exposure difference between the X-track and A-track can be set through the HDRX menu (from 2 to 6 T-stops).

Either one of the two tracks can be chosen as the one to be displayed (the chosen one would be the ProRes or DNxHD/HR file when shooting in dual recording mode). DSMC2 Weapon Helium camera rental/hire in Camaleon Rental. In the words of RED, HDRX recording increases the HELIUM dynamic range in 6 stops.

The Magic Motion tool in the REDCINE-X postproduction software combines both images using the sharpness reference of the X-track (which will have a smaller amount of motion blur due to its faster shutter speed) and adding the motion blur of the A-track as desired, allowing an additional slight control over the motion blur and giving a high dynamic range image.

Red Weapon Helium 8k  DSMC2 and wireless connections:

RED stays committed to delivering light and compact camera designs. In its last generation of cameras, the module system has been improved even further by adding the DSMC 2 technology: camera modules that get coupled without cables and that are compatible with any RED camera released after RED Raven.

RED WEAPON HELIUM 8K features a REDLINK Command Protocol (RCP), a WiFi connection system that allows communication between a smartphone or a computer and the camera. This signal may be affected by other interferences generated on set (just like any other wireless accessory in the market).

You can link your device to the camera directly (connecting to the cameras WiFi) or by connecting both camera and device to the same WiFi network. In order to control the camera wirelessly using a smartphone, it is required to download the Tool-control App (available on IOS and Android) (download it here) DSMC2 Weapon Helium camera rental/hire in Camaleon Rental.

Red Weapon Helium 8k  Workflow

RED strongly recommends downloading the REDCINE X-PRO software package when shooting with RED cameras. It consists of a series of software applications designed specifically to transcode and manage R3D files. Images can be transcoded, scaled, reframed or even color-corrected preserving the RAW file.

The Weapon Helium 8k S35 camera package rental/hire includes:

  • 1 DSMC2 Weapon Helium S35 8K
  • 1 DSMC2 Touch Srceen 7''
  • 1 DSMC2 Oled Viewfinder
  • 1 RED-790-0594 DSMC2 Skin Tone-Highlight/ Low Light optimized OLPF Pack S35
  • 2 Lemo Cable- Lemo Red Touch Screen
  • 1 Arri ( KK.0010066 ) Pro Cine Set 19mm for DSMC2
  • 1 Arri ( KK.0012693 ) EVF Bracket Set for DSMC2 viewfinder
  • 1 ARRI BP8 to 19mm rods
  • 1 Rods Set 15 & 19mm
  • 1 ARRI Dovetail / Sliding plate
  • 4 MINI-MAG 480GB SSD


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The RED DSMC2 WEAPON HELIUM 8K camera includes:

  • 1 DSMC2 VV LOW LIGHT OLPF (optical low-pass filter)
  • 1 DSMC2 VV SKIN TONE-HIGHLIGHT OLPF (optical low-pass filter)
  • 1 DSMC2 VV STANDARD OLPF (optical low-pass filter)
  • 1 DSMC S35 PL MOUNT 2.0
  • 1 ARRI K2.00009664 - Top Plate for DSMC2
  • 1 ARRI K2.00008903 - Top Handle for DSMC2
  • 2 Rods 15mm ( VF bracket )
  • 1 ARRI K2.0012522 - DSMC2 EVF + VF BRACKET TO 15MM RODS
  • 1 PRO 7" LCD Touchscreen monitor
  • 1 Bomb OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • 1 Pogo LEMO LCD/EVF Cable (40cm)
  • 2 Pogo LEMO LCD/EVF Cable (40cm)
  • 1 WC Pogo LEMO LCD/EVF Cable (100cm)
  • 1 ARRI K2.0008886 - Cine Plate for DSMC2
  • 2 Rods 15mm medium size
  • 1 ARRI BP8 - Bridge plate to 19mm rods
  • 1 ARRI K2.0000324 - Bottom Plate 300mm /12''
  • 2 Rods 19mm medium size
  • 4 REDMINI-MAG 480GB SSD ( RED model )
  • 2 USB-C to USB-C Cable
  • 1 Camera AC Power adaptor

General Features in the Red Weapon Helium 8k Camera:

  • Sensor: 29.90 x 15.77 HELIUM CMOS
  • Resolution: 8k
  • Formats: REDCODE RAW | Apple Prores | DNxHR-DNxHD
  • Sensitivity: 800 ISO
  • High speed: 300 fps
  • Frame: PL | EF (LDS)
  • Weight: 1.49 Kg

Red Weapon Helium 8K camera Recording Media:

  • Red Mini-Mag 120 Gb
  • Red Mini-Mag 240 Gb
  • Red Mini-Mag 460 Gb
  • Red Mini-Mag 512Gb
  • Red Mini-Mag 960 Gb

Formats | Resolution Red Weapon Helium 8k camera

REDCODE RAW Weapon Helium 8k

  • 8K Full Format (8192 x 4320)
  • 7K Full format (7168 x 3780)
  • 6K Full Format (6144 x 3240)
  • 5K Full format (5120 x 2700)
  • 4K Full format (4096 x 2160)
  • 3K Full Format (3072 x 1620)
  • 2K Full Format (2048 x 1080)

Apple Prores in Weapon Helium 8k

  • 4K (4096 x 2160) 422 HQ, 422 and 422 LT up to 29.97 fps
  • 2k (2048 x 1080) 4444 XQ and 4444 up to 120 fps
  • 2k (2048 x 1080) 422 HQ, 422 and 422 LT up to 120 fps
  • Avid Weapon Helium 8k files
  • 4K (4096 x 2160) DNxHR HQX 12-bit up to 29.97 fps
  • 4K (4096 x 2160) DNxHR HQ, SQ and LB 8-bit up to 29.97 fps
  • 2k (2048 x 1080) DNxHD 444 12-bit up to 120 fps
  • HD (1929 x 1080) DNxHD 10-bit up to 120 fps
  • HD (1920 x 1080) DNxHD, HQ, SQ and LB 8-bit 120 fps

Resolution | FPS Weapon Helium 8k

  • 8K Full format (8192 x 4320) | 60 fps
  • 8K 2.4: 1 (8192 x 3456) | 75 fps
  • 7K Full format (7168 x 3780) | 60 fps
  • 7K 2.4: 1 (8192 x 3456) | 75 fps
  • 6K Full format (6144 x 3780) | 75 fps
  • 6K 2.4: 1 (6144 x 2592) | 100fps
  • 5K Full format (5120 x 2700) | 96 fps
  • 5K 2.4: 1 (5120 x 2160) | 75 fps
  • 4K Full format (4096 x 2160) | 120 fps
  • 4K 2.4: 1 (4096 x 1728) | 150 fps
  • 3K Full format (3072 x 1620) | 150 fps
  • 3K 2.4: 1 (3072 x 1296) | 200fps
  • 2K Full format (2048 x 1080) | 240 fps
  • 2K 2.4: 1 (2048 x 864) | 300 fps

In Camaleon Rental, in addition to the Weapon Helium 8K, we offer the rental/hire of other DSMC2 cameras so you can choose the model your project needs.

  • Weapon Monstro 8k VV camera rental/hire.
  • Gemini 5k camera rental/hire.
  • Epic Dragon camera rental/hire.
  • Epic X camera rental/hire.
  • Scarlet W. camera rental/hire.

We offer discounts on camera services when you order a RED camera rental/hire:

  • Rental/hire services with MOVI camera stabilizers.
  • Rental/hire services with STEADICAM camera stabilizers.
  • Rental/hire services with Car Camera MOTOCRANE ULTRA.
  • Rental/hire services Grip with Scorpio 23 "telescopic crane.
  • Studios rental/hire.
  • Lighting Rental/hire.

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