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What are the advantages?
Scientific grade optics
Perfect colour calibration and precise technical standards
Diffusion created with skilled hand-application of genuine nylon stocking fabric.
Frequently Asked Questions
VV size filters will mechanically fit any DSMC2 camera body. The glass area is bigger, to accommodate the larger sensor size.
For future proofing and simplicity it is possible to use the VV size filter in an S35 camera. Numerous customers queuing for the VV upgrade have selected this option. KipperTie can provide custom self adhesive OLPF masks on request to eliminate any unexpected gate flare on S35 that may arise.
Red camera bodies are either DSMC1 or DSMC2. The OLPF design is incompatible between generations.
DSMC1 filters fit:
Epic Dragon (inc. monochrome), Scarlet Dragon.
DSMC2 filters fit:
Weapon Dragon, Scarlet-W (inc. monochrome), Epic-W, Helium S35
Red One, Red One MX, Epic MX and Scarlet MX are not supported.
DSMC1 filters are discontinued for all except false colour types.
Dragon and Helium sensors have a different pixel pitch, as such it is no longer possible to be explicit about sensor optical area by referring to the ‘K’ resolution.
S35 refers to a sensor size approximating 3 perf S35 film. This covers all DSMC1 and DSMC2 RED cameras, whether 5K, 6K (Dragon) or 8K (Helium) with one exception:
VV refers to a sensor size approximating Vistavision, or full frame stills film. This is presently only available in the Weapon Dragon 8K VV and VV Anamorphic cameras.
If you are moving from one DSMC2 body to another, your filters remain compatible. Only the VV upgrade requires a change of OLPF size.
If you have upgraded from DSMC1 to DSMC2 your filters will need to be replaced.
There is a strong secondhand market for all RED accessories, however we can offer loyalty discounts for those wishing to trade-in and upgrade. Contact us directly for a discount code.