RED has revelead a smaller 8K sensor than those currently used in its Dragon sensor. Dubbed Helium, the 8K sensor is currently being used in a camera made exclusively for Michael Bay as he films Transformers: The Last Knight.
Explains Engadget, “The chip will be 29.9mm wide (slightly bigger than Super-35), considerably smaller than the company’s 40mm VistaVision sized 8K Dragon sensor. It still has the same 8,192 x 4,320 pixel count, however, giving it a pixel pitch of a miniscule 3.65 microns. RED President Jarred Land says the sensor is ‘way ahead of schedule,’ and will be available to buyers of its $60,000 Weapon camera “in the coming months.”
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