RED Control App

The RED Control app gives you access to the functions of the RED Komodo on a smartphone, tablet or laptop computer. Below is the screen that greets you upon opening the app. Tapping on any of the four stars in the bottom left-hand corner opens up different pages or tabs. The large red button labeled... Continue Reading →

RED Komodo: Versatility

Balancing the RED Komodo paired with the Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM on a DJI RS 2 was easy peasy! In fact, it required much less time to balance than the a7s III with the Ninja V. As can be seen in the photo below, there is a ton of clearance between the... Continue Reading →

RED Komodo Exposure + DL!

The RED Komodo LCD showing the histogram, the traffic lights (to the left of the histogram) and focus peaking (cyan). The underexposure traffic lights are all on, indicating that shadow information in the red, green and blue channels is being clipped. We pulled focus using the RED Control app on our iPhone until peaking appeared... Continue Reading →

The Advantage of A Heat Sink

HDTVTest, in their review of the Sony A95K QD-OLED, compare it to the Samsung S95B, which shares the same QD-OLED panel. After running footage on a loop with the same APL for several minutes, the Samsung becomes noticeably darker while the Sony picture maintains its brightness, owing to a heat dissipation layer that reduces the... Continue Reading →

Cost Breakdown: Minimalist RED Komodo Kit

Here's a rundown of the true cost of a bare bones Komodo setup, including approved media, power, card reader, battery charger, SDI surge protector, cage, SDI module for the Ninja V and the least expensive compatible Canon RF mount lens: RED Komodo 6K Body, AC Power Adaptor, Mini World Travel Adaptor Kit, Canon RF to... Continue Reading →

Why We Returned The RED Scarlet Dragon

We ended up returning the Dragon and are currently shopping around for a Komodo for the following reasons. (1) The Dragon isn’t repairable, while the Komodo comes with a 1-year warranty. (2) The Komodo is much smaller and lighter (2.1 lbs vs. 5 lbs) and accepts smaller batteries, ideal for balancing on a gimbal like... Continue Reading →

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