RED Digital Cinema releases its new creature: the V-RAPTOR 8K VV

RED Digital Cinema has recently releases the V-RAPTOR 8K VV. It is the RED’s first entrant into the next generation DSMC3 platform. V-RAPTOR features a multi-format 8K sensor (40.96mm x 21.60mm) with the ability to shoot 8K large format or 6K Super 35.

The sensor capabilities are wide. The new video camera allows users to switch between capture 8K full sensor at up to 120 frames per second (150fps at 2.4:1), 6K up to 160 fps (200fps at 2.4:1), and 2K (2.4:1) at 600 frames per second, while still capturing over 17 stops of dynamic range.

V-RAPTOR harnesses RED’s proprietary REDCODE RAW codec. The codec allows users to capture 16-bit RAW and leveraging RED’s latest IPP2 workflow and color management tools.

The new DSMC3 camera is built on a robust professional I/O array that includes two 4K 12G-SDI outputs, XLR audio with phantom power capability via adapter, built-in USB-C interface allowing for remote control, ethernet offload, RF lens mount with locking mechanism, wireless control and preview via Wi-Fi, phase detection autofocus and a newly designed interface are some of the functionalities highlighted by the company.

Additional features include data rates up to 800 MB/s using RED branded or other qualified CFexpress media cards; integrated micro v-mount battery plate; a 60mm fan for quieter and more stable heat management; and wireless connectivity via the free RED Control app, which is available now for iOS and Android devices.

“We at RED are truly thrilled to finally show off V-RAPTOR to the filmmaking community around the globe. The fact that we are introducing yet another groundbreaking camera into the market is a testament to the hard work and dedication of all the employees across the board at RED. It is simply a part of our DNA to continue the brand’s legacy of disrupting the industry and providing filmmakers with the most advanced tools possible to unleash their wildest creative ideas without ever compromising”, said Jamin Jannard, founder at RED Digital Cinema.

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