RED Digital Cinema has announced their V-Raptor camera. It introduces a new DSMC3 body, and ships with a native RF mount. It has phase-detect AF, and records to CFexpress cards. It offers an output of 8K at 120fps.
Gates Underwater Products has posted on Facebook that they will be supporting the new camera, and will offer an upgrade path for existing Gates DEEP housing owners.
The Raptor-V has been introduced in a limited (and sold out) white version at $24,500.
V-RAPTOR ST 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 of any RED camera and the fastest ever cinema quality scan time. With a dynamic range of over 17 stops and featuring scan times 2x faster than any previous RED camera, allowing 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.