RED WEAPON Announcements: New 1080p EVF, 4.7" 720p Touch LCD, 120GB Mini-Mag
RED has announced a number of WEAPON accessories as IBC gets going — though some of them will also work on SCARLET and EPIC.
New 4.7" Touch LCD
This is a brand new touch monitor that takes the place of the aging 5" Touch that RED has discontinued. They've finally at least gotten to an HD screen with this model, putting a 1280 x 720 315 PPI display in a 0.5 pound aluminum body. This has a cable free design to attach specifically to the top of the WEAPON camera, but it will also work with EPIC and SCARLET as long as you use the Lemo Adapter. This one is going to run $1,450 (slightly cheaper than when the 5" was still selling):
New 1080p OLED EVF
RED is showing off a brand new 1080p OLED EVF (this one is also compatible with SCARLET and EPIC). This 10-bit 1920 x 1080p OLED display has a new modular optical design, and an improved display and optics over the previous EVF. This can also can attach to WEAPON without any cables, and will run $4,150 for the WEAPON specific model with mount, and $3,450 for the model that works with both SCARLET and EPIC:
Updated REDVOLT Expander
While this item was already announced, RED made a few changes, by adding "an additional SDI output, more AUX power, Auto Boot on Power circuit, and a modular Audio bay." This one is going to run the same price as before at $3,950:
These kinds of modules are essential to the WEAPON design, as there are no external ports otherwise. If you're just using the RED Touch or the EVF you might be all right, but once you get into a production situation it's likely you're going to need to attach external monitors and other accessories.
OFFHOLLYWOOD OMOD for WEAPON (also for EPIC/SCARLET)
Lastly, we have one of the first real third-party modules for the WEAPON (and there is also a version for the EPIC and SCARLET). This module has all sorts of accessories, adds a bunch of SDI outputs, has built-in follow focus lens motor controls, more powerful wireless, genlock, timecode, 3D LUT support, and more. These modules start at about $4,000, and go up depending on features, but you can save a little money by putting down a refundable deposit and being an early adopter:
Find more about all of these new items, and order your own, over at the links below. As usual, all of these say that they are coming soon, but with RED you never know, and things can always change before release.