CVP, the UK’s only Red Premium Dealer and a leading broadcast and professional video solutions provider for the United Kingdom and Europe, is now exclusively taking orders of the Red’s new Komodo 6K camera and accessories. The new camera is available to view and test at CVP’s Newman House showroom.
The Red Komodo was originally conceived and designed as a crash camera for high-end motion picture use, and as a B- or C-camera for productions using Red’s existing DSMC2 line up.
Its compact body features a new 6K Super 35 global shutter sensor, capable of capturing 16+ stops of dynamic range, plus Red’s IPP2 image pipeline, colour science and REDCODE RAW codec. These features combined with the typical affordability of Red technology makes it an attractive option for many content creators.
Komodo comes to market after extensive testing by many of the industry’s leading creatives, among them, renowned filmmaker Michael Bay, avid storyteller and artist Jason Momoa, and Emmy-nominated cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt ASC.
“The sensor is beautiful,” said Bay. “I always wanted something this small, this sophisticated in terms of a high-quality image. It’s very lightweight; very handheld.”
Messerschmidt noted, “There is no other camera on the market with a global shutter that is this size and this versatile. And yet there are no quality compromises.”
Momoa put the KOMODO camera to the test in the frozen tundra of New Jersey, whilst shooting footage for Harley-Davidson. Regarding the size and quality of the camera, he remarked, “It’s like cinema in the palm of your hands.”
“The introduction of Komodo presents the Red ecosystem to a whole new market,” said CVP sales director, Jon Fry. “Red have always been keen to offer high-end cinema cameras to as many filmmakers as possible and Komodo addresses that with its compact, Hollywood standard of pedigree camera at an attractive price point. At CVP we have a fleet of units, fully-rigged in multiple scenarios with the full spectrum of accessories for visitors to test and demo.”
CVP is also Red’s only exclusive Certified Service Centre in the United Kingdom. The team of highly trained engineers, based out of the Brentford facility, can test and evaluate a wide range of products and supply a warranty to help provide customer peace of mind.