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RED V-RAPTOR ST 8K VV Cinema Camera : 35MP, 8K 120fps 16-bit Raw Video, RF Mount

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RED Digital Cinema officially announced its latest flagship 8K cinema camera: RED V-RAPTOR ST 8K VV Cinema Camera. The US price is $24,500 and it is now available for pre-order at B&HAdorama.

RED V-RAPTOR ST 8K VV Cinema Camera is the latest flagship 8K cinema camera that can record REDCODE RAW video at up to 120fps. The $24,500 cinema camera, which features a Canon RF lens mount, is the first in RED’s new DSMC3 generation of cameras and manages to pack a lot of features in a relatively compact form factor.

At the heart of the V-RAPTOR ST is an 8K VV 35.4-megapixel CMOS sensor (8192 x 4320 pixels) that measures 40.96mm (1.61”) x 21.60mm (.85”) and is capable of capturing over 17 stops of dynamic range. In front of the sensor is a Canon RF lens mount with RF lens support and support for other lenses, including Canon EF mount lenses, when used with compatible adapters.

RED V-RAPTOR ST 8K VV Cinema Camera Key Features:

  • 35.4MP Full-Frame, Rolling Shutter CMOS
  • Lightweight & Compact DSMC3 Design
  • Canon RF Lens & CFexpress Type-B Support
  • Up to 8K120 17:9, 6K198 S35 & 4K240 17:9
  • 17+ Stops of Dynamic Range
  • Right-Side Assistant’s User Interface
  • REDCODE Raw HQ, MQ & LQ Options
  • USB Type-C & Dual 12G-SDI Ports
  • Price: $24,500

V-RAPTOR 8K VV is the most powerful and advanced RED cinema camera ever. As the brand’s new flagship system and sensor, as well as the first entrant into the new DSMC3 generation of cameras, V-RAPTOR stands alone at the forefront of the of digital image capture technology.

Featuring a groundbreaking multi-format 8K sensor- with the ability to shoot 8K large format or 6K S35, it unlocks the largest lens selection of any comparable camera on the market and allows shooters the ability to always deliver at over 4K. The sensor also boasts the highest recorded dynamic range and cleanest shadow performance of any RED camera. In addition, the V-RAPTOR sensor scan time is 2x faster than any previous RED camera and it allows users to capture up to 600 fps at 2K. V-RAPTOR will also continue to feature RED’s proprietary REDCODE RAW codec, allowing users to capture 16-bit RAW, and leverage RED’s latest IPP2 workflow and color management.

Along with a new flagship sensor, the V-RAPTOR features a modernized platform in an amazingly compact package weighing in at barely over 4 lbs. With 2 4K 12G-SDI outputs, XLR audio and phantom power via adapter, and 1080p livestream, this system can handle most anything a shooter can throw at it.

From  B&H :

Compact, fast, and full-frame—the V-RAPTOR 8K VV is RED DIGITAL CINEMA’s impressive introduction to their new DSMC3 platform. Sized only slightly larger than the KOMODO but boasting a new sensor, the V-RAPTOR offers multi-format capture in 8K VistaVision, 6K Super35, 4K, 3K Super16, and anamorphic options. This versatility enables you to adapt your format from project to project to suit your choice of a variety of pro cine or still photo lenses. The V-RAPTOR’s RF lens mount can be used with numerous lens adapters, and it has a locking ring that provides additional security for use with heavier lenses and steady, wide-open capture. In response to user feedback, RED has added a right-side user interface that brings control to 1st and 2nd ACs right at the camera. Dual 12G-SDI outputs, resolutions including 16-bit REDCODE Raw at significantly higher frame rates, 1080 streaming, 17+ stops of dynamic range, and phase-detection autofocus (PDAF) further boost the V-RAPTOR’s suitability for a range of production styles.

The Read V-RAPTOR ST starts at $24,500 for the camera body only. And it comes with the V-RAPTOR ST Starter Pack, which is a pre-bundled setup that is perfect for owner-operators, run-and-gun style shooters, or anyone looking to take advantage of V-RAPTOR’s nimble and versatile form-factor. It includes:

  • 1x V-RAPTOR ST 8K VV Camera System
  • 1x DSMC3 RED Touch 7” LCD
  • 1x RED PRO CFexpress 660GB
  • 1x RED CFexpress Card Reader​
  • 1x RED Compact Dual V-Lock Charger
  • 2x V-RAPTOR Wing Grip
  • 1x RED EXT-to-Timecode Cable 3′

More information can be found at RED Official Site.