FOOTHILL RANCH, CA — Red Digital Cinema (www.RED.com) has announced the availability of its new V-Raptor XL 8K VV camera. Designed for high-end television and motion picture production, the V-Raptor XL system leverages the current V-Raptor 8K VV + 6K S35 multi-format sensor inside a large-scale, production-ready XL camera body.
Filmmakers can shoot 8K large format or 6K S35 - always capturing at over 4K, even when paired with S35 lenses. The sensor boasts the highest recorded dynamic range and cleanest shadow performance of any Red camera. The V-Raptor sensor scan time is two times faster than any previous Red camera and lets users capture up to 600fps at 2K. The V-Raptor XL continues to feature Red’s proprietary Redcode RAW codec, allowing cinematographers to capture 16-bit RAW, and leverage Red’s latest IPP2 workflow and color management. As with the Red Komodo 6K and standard V-Raptor system, V-Raptor XL will continue to use the updated and streamlined Redcode RAW settings (HQ, MQ and LQ) to enhance the user experience with simplified format choices optimized for various shooting scenarios and needs.
The new XL system features an internal electronic ND system of two to seven stops, with precision control of 1/3 or 1/4 stop increments. It has dual-power options, with both 14V and 26V battery compatibility. Additional features include an interchangeable lens mount, wireless timecode, genlock, and camera control for remote and virtual production applications. The unified XL system measures 7.5 inches by 6.5 inches and weighs under eight pounds.
“The XL is one of the most innovative cameras we’ve launched, and I’m excited to get it into filmmakers’ hands,” says Jarred Land, Red Digital Cinema president. “The XL builds off our mighty V-Raptor and adds more outputs, additional power flexibility and an incredible internal ND system. The entire Red team is so proud of the advancements this brings to cinematographers, and we can’t wait to see what they create.”
The standalone camera system is available in both V-Lock and Gold Mount options, and is priced at $39,500. A Production Pack is also available, which includes a seven-inch LCD monitor, Redvolt batteries, a top handle and more, for $49,995.