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RED DIGITAL CINEMA V-RAPTOR 8K VV DSMC3 Camera (Canon RF, Black)

BH #REVRAPTOR • MFR #710-0342
RED DIGITAL CINEMA
RED DIGITAL CINEMA V-RAPTOR 8K VV DSMC3 Camera (Canon RF, Black)
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
Compact, fast, and full-frame—the black V-RAPTOR 8K VV Camera is an impressive introduction to RED DIGITAL CINEMA's new DSMC3 platform. Sized only slightly larger than the KOMODO but boasting a new sensor, the V-RAPTOR offers multi-format capture in 8K VV, 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.
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RED DIGITAL CINEMA V-RAPTOR RF-Mount Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2New Full-Frame Sensor
  • 3Compact Micro-V Batteries
  • 4CFexpress Card Capture
  • 5Assistant Interface
  • 6Input and Outputs
  • 7High-Speed and REDCODE Options
  • 8DSMC3 Form
  • 9DSMC3 Accessories
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Compact, fast, and full-frame—the black V-RAPTOR 8K VV Camera is an impressive introduction to RED DIGITAL CINEMA's new DSMC3 platform. Sized only slightly larger than the KOMODO but boasting a new sensor, the V-RAPTOR offers multi-format capture in 8K VV, 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.

Note:
The integrated 2.4" LCD monitor is for camera control only (no preview video).

New Full-Frame Sensor

The new 35.4MP full-frame sensor at the heart of the V-RAPTOR provides 17+ stops of dynamic range that enable it to excel at low-light capture while offering the lowest noise floor of the RED lineup. And while the V-RAPTOR does not employ a global shutter, its rolling shutter with high-speed readout is almost twice as fast as that of the MONSTRO, all but eliminating motion artifacts. This new sensor also enables phase-detection autofocus (PDAF), a boon for single operators grabbing fast-paced or unpredictable action. To accompany the new sensor, a new fixed OLPF (optical low-pass filter) will enable you to capture RED's signature color quality and sensitivity.

Compact Micro-V Batteries

In keeping with the V-RAPTOR's smaller footprint, power is obtained using RED and Core SWX-developed Micro-V mount batteries or RED-approved batteries from Anton Bauer, bebob, FXlion, Hawk-Woods, IDX, and SWIT. Measuring less than 3" wide, the 98Wh RED Micro-V batteries will power the camera for about one hour, with one battery charging in about 2.5 hours and two in 4 hours on the dual charger. Full-size V-mount and Gold-mount adapters will be available as well for users who already have a supply of those batteries or want longer runtimes.

CFexpress Card Capture

Capture to CFexpress 2.0 Type B cards will enable V-RAPTOR users to avail themselves of more widely available media, although currently, only the RED/Angelbird 660GB card is RED approved. This 660GB card will soon be joined by a 1.3TB card version.

Assistant Interface

A right-side LCD screen user interface offers on-camera control to 1st and 2nd ACs or an operator positioned at that side of the camera. Physical buttons eliminate accidental selections that can occur with touchscreens, and the ability to save user pages lets you customize the interface to your liking. The interface also helpfully only displays the resolutions and frame rates available with your chosen format.

Input and Outputs

Dual 12G-SDI ports enable you to output mirror feeds to two displays, or individual feeds with or without focus peaking, timecode, or other displays, or with two different looks. A USB Type-C port outputs up to 1080p video for streaming or other uses.

High-Speed and REDCODE Options

  • When slow-motion is your thing, the V-RAPTOR delivers with high-speed frame rates options, including 8K 17:9 at 120 fps, 6K S35 at 198 fps, 4K 17:9 at 240 fps, and 2K 2.4:1 up to a blazing 600 fps.
  • REDCODE Raw options have been simplified with HQ, MQ, and LQ selections equaling the more popular choices available in RED DSMC2 cameras. Because the 8K sensor captures such massive detail, RED recommends trying MQ or even LQ for most uses, with HQ being ideal for F/X work. Data rates range from 180 MB/s in LQ to 360 MB/s in HQ, so you can plan your media needs accordingly.

DSMC3 Form

The DSMC3 form features several improvements over DSMC2 but offers only limited compatibility with DSMC2 accessories. For example, the KOMODO Outrigger handle is compatible, but POGO-connector compatibility is limited to the new V-RAPTOR version components. One update is a larger fan system with two intake valves that provide better thermal heat exchange (TEC), enabling a wide ambient temperature operating range.

DSMC3 Accessories

Separately available, upcoming V-RAPTOR accessories include a dedicated 7.0 TOUCH monitor, a new expander module, a top plate, a top handle with extension, an Arca-Swiss compatible quick release baseplate system, side handgrips, cage-type side accessory arms, and a 5-pin to dual XLR audio adapter.
UPC: 810016942054

RED DIGITAL CINEMA V-RAPTOR RF-Mount Specs

Imaging
Lens MountCanon RF
Lens CommunicationYes
Sensor ResolutionEffective: 35.4 Megapixel (8192 x 4320)
Sensor Type40.96 x 21.6 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Image StabilizationNone
Built-In ND FilterNone
Exposure Control
Shutter TypeElectronic Rolling Shutter
Advertised Dynamic Range17 Stops
Internal Video Capture
Raw RecordingREDCODE RAW
8192 x 4320 up to 119.88 fps
7168 x 3780 up to 140 fps
6144 x 3240 up to 160 fps
5120 x 2700 up to 192 fps
4096 x 2160 up to 240 fps
3072 x 1620 up to 320 fps
2048 x 1080 up to 480 fps
Recording ModesREDCODE HQ
8192 x 4320 up to 59.94p
6144 x 3240 up to 96p
4096 x 2160 up to 240p
2048 x 1080 up to 480p
REDCODE MQ
8192 x 4320 up to 59.94p
6144 x 3240 up to 160p
4096 x 2160 up to 240p
2048 x 1080 up to 480p
REDCODE LQ
8192 x 4320 up to 119.88p
6144 x 3240 up to 160p
4096 x 2160 up to 240p
2048 x 1080 up to 480p
Sensor Crop While Recording8K (8192 x 4320) in 2:1 / 2.4:1 / 16:9 / 17:9 When Recording in Raw
8K (8192 x 4320) in 1.25:1 / 1.3:1 / 1.5:1 / 1.6:1 / 1.8:1 / 2:1 When Recording in Raw / Anamorphic
7K (7168 x 3780) in 2:1 / 2.4:1 / 16:9 / 17:9 When Recording in Raw
7K (7168 x 3780) in 1.6:1 / 1.8:1 / 2:1 When Recording in Raw / Anamorphic
6K (6144 x 3240) in 2:1 / 2.4:1 / 16:9 / 17:9 When Recording in Raw
6K (6144 x 3240) in 1.25:1 / 1.3:1 / 1.5:1 When Recording in Raw / Anamorphic
5K (5120 x 2700) in 2:1 / 2.4:1 / 16:9 / 17:9 When Recording in Raw
4K (4096 x 2160) in 2:1 / 2.4:1 / 16:9 / 17:9 When Recording in Raw
3K (3072 x 2160) in 2:1 / 2.4:1 / 16:9 / 17:9 When Recording in Raw
2K (2048 x 1080) in 2:1 / 2.4:1 / 16:9 / 17:9 When Recording in Raw
Variable Frame Rates8K: Up to 119.88 fps
8K (Windowed): Up to 150 fps
7K: Up to 140 fps
7K (Windowed): Up to 175 fps
6K: Up to 160 fps
6K (Windowed): Up to 200 fps
5K: Up to 192 fps
5K (Windowed): Up to 240 fps
DCI 4K: Up to 240 fps
DCI 4K (Windowed): Up to 300 fps
3K: Up to 320 fps
3K (Windowed): Up to 400 fps
DCI 2K: Up to 480 fps
DCI 2K (Windowed): Up to 600 fps
Gamma CurveRED IPP2
Built-In Microphone TypeMono
Audio Recording2-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz
External Video Capture
IP StreamingMJPEG: 1920 x 1080
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: CFexpress Type B (CFast 2.0)
Video I/O2 x BNC (12G-SDI) Monitor Output
Audio I/O1 x LEMO 5-Pin Mic/Line (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
Power I/O1 x LEMO 6-Pin (11 to 17 VDC) Input
Other I/O1 x USB Type-C Control/Data/Video
1 x 9-Pin Control/Data Input/Output
Wireless2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi Video Output
Monitor
Size2.4"
Display TypeFixed LCD
Viewfinder
TypeOptional, Not Included
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 122°F / -20 to 50°C
Storage Humidity0 to 85%
General
Battery TypeMicro V-Mount
Tripod Mounting Thread1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
3/8"-16 Female (Bottom)
Accessory Mount28 x 1/4"-20 Female
Netflix ApprovedYes
Material of ConstructionAluminum
Dimensions (W x H x D)6.1 x 4.3 x 4.3" / 155.5 x 108 x 108 mm
Weight4 lb / 1.8 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight8.58 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.6 x 9.1 x 6"

RED DIGITAL CINEMA V-RAPTOR RF-Mount Reviews

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