FOOTHILL RANCH, CA — Red Digital Cinema (www.red.com) has unveiled its new V-Raptor 8K VV camera, marking its first entrant into the next generation DSMC3 platform and the company’s most powerful to date. The V-Raptor 8K VV features the highest dynamic range, fastest cinema-quality sensor scan time, cleanest shadows and highest frame rates of any camera in Red’s lineup.
Priced at $24,500, a white ST version of the camera is available today from red.com or from any one of the company’s authorized dealers. The black version will be available in larger quantities before the end of 2021. Red also announced that a forthcoming XL camera body will be released in the first half of 2022. The XL will be well suited for studio configurations and high-end productions, based on feedback the company received on its Ranger body style.
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. Joining its predecessor, the Monstro 8K VV sensor, this in-camera option for impactful visual storytelling allows shooters to leverage any of their large format or S35 lenses with the push of a button and always deliver at over 4K resolution. The V-Raptor far exceeds previous sensor capabilities, presenting users with the option to capture 8K full sensor at up to 120fps (150fps at 2.4:1), 6K up to 160fps (200fps at 2.4:1), and 2K (2.4:1) at 600fps, while still capturing over 17 stops of dynamic range. As with the other cameras in Red’s ecosystem, the V-Raptor harnesses Red’s proprietary Redcode RAW codec, allowing users to capture 16-bit RAW and leveraging Red’s latest IPP2 workflow and color management tools.
Other highlights include two 4K 12G-SDI outputs, XLR audio with phantom power capability via adapter, and built-in USB-C interface. The unit measures 6-inches by 4.25-inches and weighs just over four pounds.