RED Announces REDRAY – The First 4K Cinema Player
RED Digital Cinema just announced the first 4K cinema player, REDRAY. With a number of new 4K displays and monitors hitting the market, REDRAY is the first media source that is capable of displaying true 4K content to these displays.
REDRAY can not only play native 4K .RED files, it can also play back and upscale .MP4 HD files to Ultra HD (3840×2160) and can support up to 12-bit 4:2:2 color precision to reduce artifacting and deliver a more cinematic experience.
REDRAY can also output a low 4K data rate (less than 2.5MB/s) that can deliver a 4K feature film on a USB flash drive or through an OTT media network. In terms of piracy, REDRAY 4K media is is protected by REDCrypt file encryption and supports optional ODEMAX DRM.
In terms of connecting to your media device or display, REDRAY connects using just one HDMI 1.4 cable or up to four HDMI 1.3 cables. There’s also an HDMI port for 7.1 channel LPCM 24-bit 48Khz surround sound audio and another HDMI port for 1080p output, which is downscaled from the 4K master file.
For digital signage, a REDRAY can drive up to 4 HD panels or two 4K panels and multiple REDRAYs can be synchronized for large monitor display wall applications.
A REDRAY remote is available from an included IR remote, from iOS devices 802.11 wireless and via Ethernet-based home theater automation products.
REDRAY is also the only 3D playback system that can screen 4K 3D footage at 48 or 60-fps.
REDRAY contains 1TB of internal storage, which can hold up to 100 hours of 4K content. External content can also be connected via USB or e-SATA.
You can pre-order REDRAY on red.com. The price is listed at $1,450 and they should be available in early 2013.