Red DSMC2 Gemini sensor

Red DSMC2 Gemini 5K S35: Dual Sensitivity sensor

With incredible dynamic range, Red DSMC2 Gemini captures cinematic images regardless of the lighting conditions by combining Red’s enhanced Image Processing Pipeline (IPP2) with the sensor’s dual sensitivity modes.


Une body / 3 sensors

The Red DSMC2 body is small, lightweight and modular to configure the camera according the project needs.

Multiple configurations

The unified Red DSMC2 body allows set up the camera with different modules, most of them interchangeable regardless the sensor.

Red DSMC2 system lets you choose between the brain (camera body), mounts, on-board monitors, internal filters, battery mounts…

Red DSMC2 Gemini


S35 5K Sensor

The S35 5K Red Gemini sensor is capable of 5K at 96fps Full Format and, with its 30.72 x 18.0 mm (ø 35.61 mm) is the tallest 5K sensor option to improve anamorphic lens coverage

What makes Gemini’s sensor so special is its dual ISO mode that makes it so versatile regardless the lighting conditions.

Dual Sensitivity CMOS Sensor

The Red DSMC2 Gemini 5K S35 leverages dual sensitivity modes to provide greater flexibility for a variety of shooting environments.
Whether creators choose to shoot in Standard Mode for well-lit conditions or Low Light Mode for darker environments, the Red DSMC2 Gemini 5K S35 delivers incredible dynamic range and produces cinematic quality images with less noise and better shadow detail.

Red DSMC2 Gemini Dual ISO mode

Red Gemini Sensor with Dual Sensitivity


Simultaneous recording

The Red DSMC2 Gemini is capable of data write speeds of 300 MB/s and can simultaneously record in REDCODE RAW and Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHR/HD.

RAW recording

RED’s proprietary REDCODE RAW file format, also referred to simply as R3D, gives you maximum flexibility during post.

Slow motion

The Red DSMC2 Gemini delivers 300 fps at 2K 2.4:1 (2048 x 864).

If filmmakers use all the sensor (5K, 5120 x 3000), Gemini will deliver 75 fps.


Gemini 15.4 Megapixel Dual Sensitivity CMOS
Sensor resolution
5120 × 3000 px
Sensor format
Sensor size
30,72 mm × 18 mm (Diagonal: 35,61 mm)
ISO sensitivity
Lens mount
Max. framerate
75 fps at 5K Full Height
240 fps at 2K Full Format
16.5+ stops
Video outputs
Recording format
RedCode RAW
ProRes 4444XQ
ProRes 422HQ
Recording media
Red Mini-Mag
11.5-17 vcc
63 W
Weight (body)
1,5Kg (body only)
Red DSMC2 Gemini

Red DSMC2 system



Red DSMC2 Monstro 8V VV: Red’s Full Frame sensor delivers a native resolutions of 8K Vista Vision format (VV is quite taller and wider than Super35).


Red DSMC2 Helium 8K S35The well-known Super 35mm sensor capable of 60 fps at 8K. Physically smaller thant Monstro’s sensor but same resolution.


Red DSMC2 Gemini 5K S35Also a Super 35mm sensor, capable of 96fps at 5K. The main difference is its Dual ISO mode that  increases its performance in low lighting conditions.


Red DSMC2 Dragon 5K S35: Born in 2012 has been improved to deliver 96fps at 5K. It’s a more “budget-friendly” version.

Familia Red DSMC2


Red DSMC2 core components

Red DSMC2 core components

Red DSMC2 Set up tutorial

Red DSMC2 camera set up (Part 1)

Red DSMC2 Set up tutorial

Red DSMC2 camera set up (Part 2)

Red DSMC2 Set up tutorial

Red DSMC2 camera set up (Part 3)


Red DSMC2 Gemini footage

Shot with Red DSMC2 Gemini and Cooke Panchro Classic Primes & Angénieux EZ-1 FF 45mm-135mm lenses

Red DSMC2 Gemini footage

Shot with Red DSMC2 Gemini and Canon 16-35mm f2.8L II (underwater) & Canon 85mm f1.2L lenses