RED Komodo Now Netflix Approved

RED Komodo Now Netflix Approved

Netflix has just announced that the RED Komodo is now officially approved to create Netflix 4K Originals content. In short, all RED cameras (except the RED One) are now Netflix compliant. Let’s take a closer look at it!

The RED Komodo, which was initially designed to be used as a B Cam/crash cam alongside bigger RED cameras, is being used more and more as a primary camera by filmmakers worldwide.

Indeed, this tiny camera that features a Super35 sensor capable of shooting in 6K REDCODE RAW at up to 40 frames per second with a global shutter is a lightweight and affordable introduction into the RED ecosystem for a lot of content creators.

Over time, Netflix approved dozens of cameras, including the Panasonic S1H, ARRI ALEXA LF/ Mini LF, the Canon C300 Mark III/C500 Mark II, and so on. Now, all RED cameras except the RED One are Netflix approved.

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RED Komodo Netflix Approved

Netflix has just released an official production guide for the RED Komodo that lists all the best practices if you plan to shoot a Netflix 4K Original project. In a nutshell, here are the main points you need to keep in mind:

  • Firmware Version 1.3.1 or greater is required.
  • Always capture footage in REDCODE RAW/R3D to the CFast 2.0 internal card. HQ and MQ are the recommended R3D quality settings for KOMODO.
  • You can record in three modes: 6K at up to 40 frames per second, 4K at up to 60P, and 2K at 120P.
  • Netflix recommends that you often black shade the camera, and to “keep an eye out on the “Cal: T/E”. A new calibration is required if either the “T” or “E” is no longer green.

That’s good news for RED Komodo users who will now be able to offer their production services for Netflix commissioned jobs. If you want to learn more about it and read/download the complete Netflix, please click the link here.

What do you think about the RED Komodo being Netflix Approved? Did you already receive your camera? Don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below!

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Luca Ricci
Luca Ricci
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8 days ago

Question reguarding Cameras approved on Netflix: why I see films shot on Alexa mini or Alexa xt ,if only LF is approved ? I’m confused !

Akpe ododoru
Akpe ododoru
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7 days ago
Reply to  Luca Ricci

Netflix Approve means when netflix commission you to create a NETFLIX ORIGINAL, it has to be shot on any of the cameras approved by them.
But if you go out there and make your own movie and sell it to netflix, you are free to shoot it on any camera you like (even an iphone or gopro) and they will still buy it.

Christopher Dobey
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10 days ago

This is great news for two reasons – The approved list is still being updated (though oddly the change log has not been updated) and Komodo meets the Netflix quality standard. I hope with time the new FX6 makes its way in there!

Akpe ododoru
Akpe ododoru
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8 days ago

Out of curiousity, if every camera out there including an iphone 1 and a gopro 2 makes the list of Netflix Approve, what difference would it make and how does it benefit us or even you?

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