RED’s Studio-Oriented V-RAPTOR XL 8K Vista Vision Camera Available to Pre-Order

RED has announced that its most advanced camera ever, the V-RAPTOR XL 8K VV, is now available to pre-order. As with previous ‘XL’ versions of its camera systems, the V-RAPTOR XL 8K VV uses the same 8K Vista Vision (VV) sensor (40.96mm x 21.60mm) inside the standard V-RAPTOR but wraps it inside a unified body that offers additional ports, connections, and interfaces for high-end productions and studio-oriented shooting.

The V-Raptor XL 8K VV Camera from RED Digital Cinema offers up to 8K VV multi-format video capture, REDCODE raw, and Apple ProRes recording. This follow-up to the V-Raptor incorporates internal ND filters and an interchangeable lens mount, and it includes an ARRI PL mount. Its industry-standard interface incorporates three 12G/6G/3G-SDI outputs, both 12 and 24V power outputs, timecode, and genlock ports.

V-Raptor XL 8K VV – Key Features:

  • 35.4MP 8K VV Sensor, up to 8K120 Video
  • Purpose-Built Unified Body
  • Interchangeable PL Mount Included
  • Integrated Electronic ND Filters
  • Versatile 12/24V Outputs
  • Industry-Standard Input/Output Array
  • REDCODE Raw, Apple ProRes Recording
  • Wireless Timecode & Genlock Functions

RED claims the sensor offers 17+ stops of dynamic range. It also has a 6K Super35 mode and an integrated electronic ND system (2–7EV compensation), something its non-XL counterpart lacks. An interchangeable lens mount in front of the sensor, a change from the native RF mount used in the standard V-RAPTOR. It will come with a PL-mount by default, but an optional EF-mount can be attached if needed.

As for the integrated I/O, there isn’t much RED missed. Onboard are three 12G-SDI ports (capable of outputting DCI 4K/60), USB-C ports, a genlock port, a Control port, a gigabit ethernet port, an array of audio inputs/outputs, and three power ports: a 19.5–34V DC input, a 12V input and a 24V input. It also features wireless timecode and genlock for remote production.

The new RED V-RAPTOR XL 8K VV is now available for pre-order for $39,500 body-only, while the Production Pack costs $49,995. There is an optional 2-year extended warranty. This costs $2,880 if purchased within the first year after buying the camera or $3,600 if purchased during the second year of the standard 2-year warranty period.

More info on RED’s website.

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