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Red Releases V-Raptor [X] Cameras

The large-format V-Raptor [X] and V-Raptor XL [X] feature a new 8K global-shutter sensor.

ASC Staff

Red Digital Cinema has released the V-Raptor [X] 8K VV and V-Raptor XL [X] 8K VV cameras featuring Red Global Vision.


Red Global Vision, which includes a new 8K VV global-shutter sensor, enables such features as Extended Highlights and Phantom Track. Additionally, the V-Raptor [X] and V-Raptor XL [X] systems offer increased exposure times, a further optimized optical cavity, and improved audio performance.


Global Vision’s Extended Highlights mode enables the camera to see color and detail into extreme highlights, providing softer and subtler highlight roll-off when in uncontrollable environments and an overall dynamic range of more than 20 stops.


Phantom Track dual capture streamlines virtual-production environments employing GhostFrame or frame remapping, capturing distinct R3D clips per LED wall view, as well as allowing for monitoring of either view live on set over each SDI.


The V-Raptor [X] body is built with the keystone features found in the original V-Raptor platform, bolstered by newly engineered in-camera audio pre-amps and an optimized sensor cavity for improved contrast. The V-Raptor [X] has 2x 12G SDIs capable of unique monitoring views, a locking Canon RF-style lens mount for rigid and flexible lens selection, and CFexpress Type B media for up to 800MB/s formats such as 8K at 120 fps.


The XL [X] is designed to support high-end-television and motion-picture production. It features dual-voltage battery support compatible with a wide range of batteries found on today’s sets, including 14V batteries and 26V V-Lock or Gold Mount options. The built-in electronic ND allows users to precisely select density in 1/4, 1/3 and full-stop increments.


The [X] sensor can capture 8K full sensor at up to 120 fps (150 fps at 2.4:1); 6K up to 160 fps (200 fps at 2.4:1); and 2K (2.4:1) at 600 fps. Red’s proprietary Redcode Raw codec allows users to capture 16-bit raw and leverages Red’s latest IPP2 workflow and color-management tools.


“Ever since our sensor team cracked the code for a no-compromise global-shutter sensor design in the original Komodo, customers have pushed us hard to bring our global-shutter technology to our large-format sensors, and today we are happy to deliver that,” says Red Digital Cinema President Jarred Land.


The standard V-Raptor [X] lists for $29,995, and the XL version lists for $44,995.


Current V-Raptor and V-Raptor XL owners can upgrade to the [X] systems directly via Red for $12,500.


Red has also announced the Compact EVF Pack and V-Raptor Advanced V-Lock Plus & Gold Mount Adapter Plus battery adapters.


The EVF Pack ($4,950) is a single-cable monitoring solution for all DSMC3 camera systems; it features a 1080p micro-OLED display and user-assignable buttons to access tools such as peaking and magnify or assignable to control settings such as ISO, FPS and White Balance.


The Advanced Adapter Plus ($1,768) will be sold with the V-Raptor Tactical Top Plate and includes a six-pin DC-IN port for continuous power to camera and auxiliary-power outputs for additional flexibility.


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