RED DSMC2 Touch 7.0” Ultra-Brite LCD is six times brighter than previous model

Many RED customers have wanted a brighter monitor than the current DSMC2 Touch LCD. Thankfully, RED has updated the monitor to be much brighter than before.

The DSMC2 Touch 7.0” Ultra-Brite LCD is six times as bright as the DSMC2 RED Touch 7.0” LCD model. The previous model could only reach a brightness of 350 nits. The new model now can reach 2,200 nits. Plus it has a slightly higher resolution — but it comes at a high price.

The screen is much brighter and has a higher resolution

As said before, the screen can reach up to 2,200 nits of brightness. The monitor’s resolution is slightly higher, coming in at 1920×1200, comparing it to the previous model’s 1920×1136. Also, the monitor features a wider color gamut, 1200:1 contrast ratio and the same pixel density of 323 PPI.


The screen uses an optically-bonded touchscreen with Gorilla Glass. The monitor doesn’t have a LEMO port so it must be mounted on the brain or be used with cable relocator. That may be a disappointment to some that wanted the monitor to have the same built-in swivel mount. Sadly, this also drives up the price. Since it can’t directly mount to the top of the brain with pogo pins, and the LEMO port is only on the back, you have to get the DSMC2 LEMO Adaptor.

DSMC2 mounted to RED camera
To mount, you need the DSMC2 LEMO Adaptor

The rear of the screen has a few of 1/4″-20 & 3/8″-16 threads also.

This is what the screen comes with

  • DSMC2 Touch 7.0” Ultra-Brite LCD
  • LCD/EVF Cable (Right-To-Straight) — 18 inches
  • RED ARM — 9in

Pricing and availability

The DSMC2 Touch 7.0” Ultra-Brite LCD is priced at $3,750. That’s about $1,000 more than the previous model’s price of $2,750. Go to to learn more.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's Managing Editor.

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