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The RED KOMODO 6K Monochrome (Standard) is the newest version of the KOMODO 6K, just without the filter array that gives the imaging its’ color. Key features include:

  • IR filter

  • 6K, Super35, 16-stop dynamic range, global shutter, CMOS sensor

  • Frame rates up to 40fps in 6K & 120fps in 2K

  • Powered by hot-swappable Canon BP-900 series batteries (not included)

What’s New? The RED KOMODO 6K Monochrome (Standard) is RED’s newest addition to the KOMODO family, offering the same compact body without the color filter array, which is used to filter red, green, and blue light before it hits the sensor, and without the color filter array, the sensor is only partial to the light values with no reference for color, creating that crisp black and white image. Additionally, removing this filter also allows for more light to hit the sensor, and is why the ISO recommendation of this unit is 2000 ISO. This version of the 6K Monochrome includes an IR filter to block visible light and only allow infrared light to pass through into the lens and camera.

6K, Global Shutter Sensor. Size is never an indication of power, and the KOMODO proves that out. Global shutter is a generally expensive feature that reduces image quality, but here, RED has incorporated the technology into their entry level system while maintaining a very high 16+ stops of dynamic range and a maximum 6144 × 3240 resolution at 40 frames per second. Windowing the sensor to 2K will allow the camera to shoot up to 120 fps.

Adaptable Mount. Don’t let the RF-style mount fool you. This camera doesn’t have any native compatibility with Canon RF lenses. Instead, the RF-style mount’s shallow flange depth allows the camera to be adapted to most other popular mount types such as PL, EF, and Leica M with some mounts offering ND filtration.

Power & Media. The camera works best with official Canon BP-9 series batteries, and the two integrated battery slots allow for hot swapping for endless power supply. A single Canon BP-975 will power the camera for around 2 hours. Video is recorded to a single CFast 2.0 slot and will work with a variety of cards that can handle a sustained write speed of at least 280 MB/s. At its highest bitrate the KOMODO will use about 1TB of data per hour of recording.

Monitoring. This camera features a few unique monitoring solutions for a RED brain. The first is 12G-SDI output for full DCI 4K 10-bit 4:2:2 monitoring at up to 60 fps. This output is great for nailing focus or recording external proxies. The camera can also wirelessly connect to iOS and a web interface via 2.4 or 5GHz Wi-Fi, and the app is FREE! Free mobile device control of RED cameras is a first for the KOMODO thanks to the RCP2 system.

Q & A

  • Will I need anything else?
    • Yes! At the very least, you’ll need a compatible CFast 2.0 media, reader, and an EF-mount lens. The Komodo can be powered by Canon BP-900 type batteries, which are not included with the camera by default but are available here as separate rental items.

  • Does this camera have autofocus?
    • As of firmware version 1.4.1, the RED Komodo’s autofocus function is still in beta. Touch autofocus may be available with select Canon lenses but performance is not guaranteed.

    • If you have questions about compatible lenses, contact us and a tech will be happy to help you determine the best gear for your shoot.

  • Does this brain work natively with RF lenses?
    • As of firmware version 1.4.1, RF lens support is still considered a beta feature.

  • Will this brain work with DSMC2 accessories?
    • No. The KOMODO is not part of the DSMC2 line, and accessories are not cross compatible.




    Camcorder Type


    Camera Type



    Color Management

    • Monochrome Image Processing Pipeline 2 (IPP2)
    • Supports 33×33×33 3D LUTs
    • Supports import of CDLs
    • Integrated dual channel digital stereo microphones, uncompressed, 24-bit 48 kHz
    • Additional dual channel via integrated 3.5mm audio jack, uncompressed, 24-bit 48 kHz
    • Phase Detect and Contrast
    Remote Control
    • WiFi for camera control via interchangeable antenna with SMA connection
    • Genlock, Timecode-in, GPIO and Ctrl (RS232) via the integrated 9-pin EXT port
    • Wired control via KOMODO Link Adaptor, using USB-C or Gigabit Ethernet (compatible USB-C to Ethernet adapter1 required) allowing camera
    • control and live MJPEG preview video feed
    Monitor Outputs
    • Integrated 12G-SDI with 6G-SDI and 3G-SDI modes
    • 12G-SDI: Up to 4096 × 2160 4:2:2 for 60p
    • 6G-SDI: Up to 4096 × 2160 4:2:2 for 30p
    • 3G-SDI: Up to 2048 × 1080 4:2:2 for 60p
    • 1.5G-SDI: Up to 2048 × 1080 4:2:2 for 30p, 24p
    • Timecode, HANC Metadata, 24-bit 48 kHz Audio
    Monitor Options
    • Integrated 2.9” 1440×1440 touchscreen LCD with preview and camera control
    • Wireless live preview video feed via 2.4Ghz/5Ghz WiFi for framing




    • Alluminum Alloy
    • 2.10 lbs (without body cap and CFast card)
    Battery Type
    • Two slots for REDVOLT BP batteries
    DC Power Input
    • +7 to +17 V DC via the integrated 2-pin DC-IN port
    Operating Temperature
    • 32°F to 104°F
    Storage Temperature
    • -4°F to 122°F
    Storage Relative Humidity
    • 0% to 85% non-condensing


    Item Type



    Canon RF


    Max Data Rates

    • Up to 280 MB/s using RED Pro CFast and qualified CFast 2.0 memory cards
    REDCODE® Raw Max Frame Rates
    • 40 fps at 6K 17:9 (6144 × 3240)
    • 50 fps at 6K 2.4:1 (6144 × 2592)
    • 48 fps at 5K 17:9 (5120 × 2700)
    • 60 fps at 4K 17:9 (4096 × 2160)
    • 120 fps at 2K 17:9 (2048 × 1080)
    Playback Frame Rates
    • (PROJECT TIME BASE) 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60 fps, all resolutions
    REDCODE® Settings
    • REDCODE HQ, MQ and LQ at 6K 17:9 (6144 × 3240) up to 40 fps
    • REDCODE HQ, MQ and LQ at 4K 17:9 (4096 × 2160) up to 60 fps
    • REDCODE HQ, MQ and LQ at 2K 17:9 (2048 × 1080) up to 120 fps
    REDCODE® Raw Acquisition Formats
    • 6K 17:9 (6144 × 3240), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9 and Anamorphic 2x, 1.8x, 1.6x, 1.5x, 1.3x, 1.25x
    • 5K 17:9 (5120 × 2700)
    • 4K 17:9 (4096 × 2160) and 16:9
    • 2K 17:9 (2048 × 1080)
    Apple ProRes
    • 4K (4096 × 2160) at ProRes 422 HQ and ProRes 422 up to 60 fps
    • 2K (2048 × 1080) at ProRes 422 HQ and ProRes 422 up to 120 fps




    • KOMODO® Monochrome 19.9MP Super 35mm Global Shutter CMOS
    Effective Pixels
    • 6144 (h) x 3240 (v)
    Sensor Size
    • 27.03 mm x 14.26 mm (Diagonal 30.56 mm)
    Dynamic Range
    • 16+ stops

    RED KOMODO 6K Monochrome (Standard)

    AC Adapter - RED KOMODO Switching Power Adapter

    Adapter - Canon EF-EOS R Mount Adapter

    Charger - 3 Prong Power Cord (MickeyMouse)