RED News: Introducing the New DSMC2 Production Module

RED Production Module
News from RED Digital Cinema features a new DSMC2 Production Module. Here are the details…

Just announced and set to hit ship in January 2019, RED dropped some details about a new DSMC2 Production Module (V-Lock) to mount directly to your RED BRAIN. Designed for all manner of professional shooting configurations, let’s take a look at this lightweight and durable aluminum alloy module and its range of video, power, communication, and audio connections.

Also, in related RED news, RED has also announced a new "entry-level" Dragon-X option. Here are the full details if you're interested.

The RED DSMC2 Production Module

RED’s DSMC2 Production Module incorporates an industry standard V-Lock mount to power your RED camera and includes three BNC video connectors to maximize your monitoring flexibility. It also includes two standard XLR connections (each featuring a 3-position selector switch). You can check out the full stats below - or read more as shared on


  • 2x 3G-SDI outputs (75 Ω BNC), 60 Hz max frame rate

  • Monitor output (75 Ω BNC), 60 Hz max frame rate

  • 2x 24V Aux Power / Remote Start/Stop Outputs (3-Pin Fischer), 2.5A Shared

  • Aux Power Output (2-Pin 0B LEMO), 3.0A

  • Aux Power Output (2-Pin P-Tap), 3.0A

  • DC IN (6-Pin 1B LEMO socket)

  • 2x Balanced Audio inputs (3-Pin, full size XLR female)

  • Stereo Headphone output (3.5 mm jack)

  • Timecode input/output (5-Pin 0B LEMO)

  • Genlock input (75 Ω BNC)

  • Gigabit Ethernet input/output (9-Pin 0B LEMO)

  • CTRL (Tally OUT / RS-232 Rx and Tx) (4-Pin 00 LEMO)

  • USB Power output (Type A socket), 1.5A


  • 2-position slider switch


  • 2 channel, uncompressed, 24-bit, 48 KHz

  • Input Formats: Balanced Line, Balanced Mic (w/o Phantom Power), Balanced Mic (w/ 48 V Phantom Power)

Price: $4,750     

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So for 5k, RED will hook you up with a battery powered interface box .... le sigh

December 3, 2018 at 8:42AM, Edited December 3, 8:42AM


So...can’t red just give you 2 HD-SDI’s without yet another module to do it? Also, is there no A/B version?

December 7, 2018 at 9:54AM

Daniel Mimura
DP, cam op, steadicam op

Too little, too late and for too much.. which if I'm honest is a crying shame. I see a future comprised mainly of 3D rigs, fine if that's the end game, but a great pity for the solo, indie shooters of this world.
RED were the Tesla of our industry and we all owe's them for that but this shows you how they think they can survive, and the only way is up ; o

December 3, 2018 at 9:30AM


Some of the recent Red articles on NFS are reading as though they're sponsored content. I can get a press release from Red, a bit of editorial perspective would help to differentiate this from the release. If it is sponsored just put a label on it so it's clear.

December 3, 2018 at 10:03AM, Edited December 3, 10:03AM


....aaaand it's outdated!

But for $2999 RED can upgrade the firmware for you.

December 3, 2018 at 6:00PM, Edited December 3, 6:00PM