RED Launches V-RAPTOR 8K Camera

Sep 4, 2021, 11:18 PM UTC
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RED Launches V-RAPTOR 8K Camera
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RED announced the new V-RAPTOR 8K camera featuring the highest dynamic range, fastest cinema-quality sensor scan time, and highest frame rates of any other RED camera today.

The lens choices on the V-RAPTOR are the most extensive of any comparable camera on the market. It has a built-in RF mount. With a Canon RF to EF converter, it can also handle Canon EF lenses.

The V-RAPTOR is a powerful weapon in a little package. The camera is just over four pounds in weight (4.03, to be exact). This means you can shoot 8K videos almost everywhere.

With the ability to shoot in either 8K Large Format or 6K Super35, you may choose what works best for you. The V-RAPTOR can record 120 frames per second in 8K, 140 frames per second in 7K, 175, 160 frames per second in 6K, 192 frames per second in 5K, 240 frames per second in 4K, 320 frames per second in 3K, 400 frames per second in 3K, and 480 frames per second in 2K. With a recorded dynamic range of 17+ stops, the sensor also boasts the highest recorded dynamic range of any RED camera. This implies you can collect up to 600 frames per second in 2K if needed.

The REDCODE RAW codec will remain in the V-RAPTOR, allowing users to capture 16-bit RAW and employ RED’s latest IPP2 workflow and color management.

RED also unveiled complementing accessories for the V-RAPTOR to enhance your cinematography experience. V-RAPTOR ST, RED Pro cfexpress card, and RED Cfexpress card reader are among the accessories. V-RAPTOR wing grip, REDVOLT micro-V, RED Compact dual v-lock charger, and DSMC3 RED touch 7.0

The new DSMCS RED touch 7.0 is most certainly the best of the bunch. The V-RAPTOR camera system’s seven-inch LCD screen allows for HD viewing while recording. It also offers a DCI-P3 Color Gamut coverage of 100 percent, ensuring color fidelity.

It contains a new responsive menu system with tools like Vectorscope, Histogram, Color Picker, and Pixel Zoom if you wish to control the camera from the screen. To keep your gear setup as light as possible, the screen weighs less than two pounds.

The V-Raptor 8K Camera Starter Pack Limited Edition White will be available for $24,500 through, B&H Photo, and

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