RED has announced the latest camera in its DSMC3 series, the V-RAPTOR 8K VV camera.
The camera, which the company says is its most powerful to date, features the highest dynamic range, fastest cinema-quality sensor scan time, cleanest shadows, and highest frame rates of any camera in RED’s lineup.
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. It is able to 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, as well as capturing over 17 stops of dynamic range.
It also includes the company’s REDCODE RAW codec, allowing users to capture 16-bit RAW and leverage RED’s latest IPP2 workflow and colour management tools.
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 for iOS and Android devices.
“V-RAPTOR is more than just its specs,” said Jarred Land, president of RED Digital Cinema. “It is a reflection of the ferocity of our team, who have spent the last two years forced apart. Through everything, we found a way to work together closer and better than ever before, fueled by the incredible passion and support of our community of filmmakers. V-RAPTOR takes an impressive array of silicon, seemingly from the future, and mashes it together with pieces of the heart and soul of every RED camera that has come before it.”