Red Launches V-Raptor XL

The camera features an internal electronic ND system of 2-7 stops and a three-stage cooling system with thermoelectric heat exchanger, among other advances.

Red Digital Cinema has released the V-Raptor XL 8K VV camera.

Featuring the same multi-format 8K sensor found in the V-Raptor body, the system enables filmmakers to shoot 8K large format or 6K S35. Users can always capture at over 4K, even when the camera is paired with S35 lenses. The sensor boasts the highest recorded dynamic range of any Red camera; the sensor scan time is 2x faster than any previous Red camera and allows users capture up to 600 fps at 2K. 

The V-Raptor XL features Red’s proprietary Redcode Raw codec, allowing cinematographers to capture 16-bit raw and leverage Red’s latest IPP2 workflow and color management. The camera will continue to use the updated Redcode Raw settings (HQ, MQ and LQ) to enhance the user experience with simplified format choices optimized for various shooting scenarios.

The new XL system features an internal electronic ND system of 2 to 7 stops with precision control of 1/3- or ¼-stop increments. It has dual-power options with both 14V and 26V battery compatibility; an interchangeable lens mount; and wireless timecode, genlock and camera control for remote and virtual-production readiness.

The XL incorporates a professional I/O array with front-facing 3G-SDI, 2-Pin 12V and 3-Pin 24V auxiliary power outputs, and a Gig-E connector for camera control and PTP synchronization.

The XL’s new three-stage cooling system with thermoelectric heat exchanger will more effectively maintain sensor temperature in extreme environments. 

The camera body measures 7.5"x 6.5" and weighs almost 8 pounds.

The standalone camera system is available in both V-Lock and Gold Mount options and lists for $39,500.

The bundled Production Pack, also available now, is $49,995. In addition to the camera, it includes a DSMC3 Red Touch 7" LCD Monitor with DSMC3 RMI Cable and Sunhood; a Redvolt XL-V (or XL-G) Batteries Red Compact Dual V-Lock or Gold Mount Charger; Red Pro CFexpress 2TB cards and card reader; a V-Raptor XL top handle with extensions; a V-Raptor XL riser plate; V-Raptor XL top and bottom 15mm LWS rod support brackets, and a DSMC3 Red 5-pin-to-Dual-XLR adapter.

Red collaborated with Angelbird, Core SWX and Creative Solutions to produce the purpose-built accessories included in the Production Pack, and most of them will be available to order individually via Red and authorized Red dealers. 

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